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Multi-partisan redistricting commission forms

Charley Shaw//August 3, 2011//

Multi-partisan redistricting commission forms

Charley Shaw//August 3, 2011//

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The organization Draw the Line Minnesota has announced a commission featuring people from multiple political parties that will work on redistricting issues on a non-partisan basis.

Draw the Line Minnesota is a joint effort by groups including the League of Minnesota Voters, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and the Midwest Democracy Network. The effort is an attempt to reduce partisanship and increase transparency in the redistricting process.

The 15-member commission this month will collect testimony from citizens around the state and create maps to be shared with the judicial redistricting panel.

The members include:

Lori Berg, program officer for Minnesota Community Foundation and The Saint Paul Foundation

Bruce Corrie, dean of the College of Business and Organizational Leadership at Concordia University

Sally Fineday, executive director of Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota

Kathi Hemken, mayor of New Hope

Kent Kaiser, communications director to former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer

Lorna LaGue, special projects director for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe

Matt Lewis, communications director for the Independence Party of Minnesota

Elda Macias, corporate marketing professional

Anne Mason, assistant director of communications at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota

Sedric McClure, multicultural counselor at Macalester College.

Kenya McKnight, operations director of the Northside Economic Opportunity Network

Carl Rosen, retired social worker

Karen Saxe, chair of the math, statistics and computer science department at Macalester College

T. Scott Uzzle, attorney

Candi Walz, political science professor at Century College

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