Senator Dilan Named Co-Chair of Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment

Martin Malavé Dilan

July 28, 2009

(Albany, NY)—Today Senator Martin Malavé Dilan was named Co-Chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment by Senate President Pro Tempore, Malcolm A. Smith.

“New York is a dynamic state. In light of the 2010 Federal Census, I look forward to seeing that the people of New York receive fair representation here and in Washington,” said Senator Dilan (D-Brooklyn).

The Task Force was formed to research and study the techniques and methodologies to be used in conducting the U.S. census. Its research and statistical data also aids the State Legislature in the decennial reapportionment of Senate, Assembly and Congressional districts.

“Every ten years the task force meets the monumental task of how every citizen will be represented at the state and federal levels. Given the events and changes our great state has seen between 2000 and now, our task remains to ensure public policy bolsters the quality of life and the quality of representation each New Yorker expects and deserves,” said Senator Dilan.

The Task Force consists of six members, including four legislators and two non-legislators.

Senator Dilan will join Assembly appointees, Co-Chair, Assemblyman Carl Heastie, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., and Dr. Roman Hedges.