It appears republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Commission are in no hurry to draw another set of state legislative district maps.

Democrats on the commission, Allison Russo and Vernon Sykes tried to hold a meeting Monday morning, but no republicans showed up.

Bob Cupp, Ohio House Speaker and Co-Chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, was in the Mahoning Valley Monday night to attend a fundraiser for State Rep. candidate Nick Santucci. When asked if they are planning to draw new maps after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the 4th set unconstitutional on April 14th, Cupp said it's a work in progress.

"We are working on it, this would be the 5th map that we've tried to do and we've kind of looked at all different angles, there is quite a disagreement on the Supreme Court itself, their decisions have been 4-3 and so it's not surprising that there is differences of opinion on the commission so, we're going to work towards that goal," Cupp said. "I've given up speculating a long time ago, we're just going to try to do the best we can."

Cupp defends the Ohio Redistricting Commission's work on drawing state district maps that represent the will of the voters over the last ten years, which is 54% republican and 45% democrat.

"Our maps, the last three maps, have been exactly that," Cupp said.

The Ohio Surpreme Court has disagreed, four times ruling the set of maps they turned in as unconstitutional for a number of reasons. Cupp says it's not a clear cut decision though.

"This is not a unified court, this is a sharply divided court," Cupp said. "4-3 decision, just one vote separates those who think the maps have met the constitutional requirement and those who think it has not and I think it would be very worthwhile everyone reads the dissent and see how everyone is indicating that this is not a clear cut situation."

A recent federal ruling said if the commission doesn't draw maps for the Supreme Court to rule on by May 28th, the third set of maps that were previously rejected, would be put in place for the August 2nd primary. That ultimately means, if the commission which is 5-2 republican, doesn't really have to draw new maps if they don't want to.

For Santucci, it's just a waiting game while still focusing on the voters needs.

"We've been working non-stop regardless of what happens with the district lines, our focus is to serve our constituents here in the Mahoning Valley, whether that's most of Trumbull, little section of Trumbull is irrelevant to me, my focus is to serve and we're knocking doors we're getting out there and getting to meet voters," Santucci said. "We're fired up for November, that is for certain."

Statewide races and local issues will be on the ballot for the May 3rd primary. State lawmakers will have their election decided in a primary August 2nd.

As of now, there are no meetings scheduled for the Ohio Redistricting Commission.