Attorneys: Challenge planned to redistricting map

JUNEAU — An attorney said the plaintiffs who sued over the state’s redistricting plan in 2011 will challenge the latest iteration drawn up by the Alaska Redistricting Board.

Jason Gazewood, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs, said the Fairbanks-area House district pairings used to create Senate districts are too dissimilar. He said there are problems, too, with splits in the Matanuska-Susitna region.

Michael Walleri, who also represents the plaintiffs, had warned the board of a challenge if it didn’t make changes to the Fairbanks-area districts.

The board last Sunday approved a map it contends meets constitutional requirements. That plan has been submitted to a judge for review.

The Alaska Supreme Court ordered a new map be drawn for the 2014 elections after allowing an interim plan to be used for 2012 races.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

More

Alaska gets REAL ID extension as it works to implement law

The state of Alaska says it has received another extension to comply with national proof-of-identity standards. Read more

Alaska Senate to split session time in Juneau, Anchorage

JUNEAU — Members of the Alaska Senate do not plan to spend all their time in Juneau when the fourth special session this year convenes... Read more