FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Library to Host Redistricting Discussion
Senator Ben McAdams, Rep Ken Sumsion to discuss redistricting process
October 10, 2011 – SALT LAKE CITY – The City Library will host a discussion about the hotly debated redistricting process on October 11 at 7:00 PM. Redistricting Utah: A Community Process will be moderated by Dr. Tim Mark Chambless, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at the University of Utah. The speakers will be Senator Benjamin M. McAdams (D), Minority Caucus Manager of the Utah State Senate and member of the 2011 Redistricting Committee, and Representative Kenneth W. Sumsion (R), Chair of the 2011 Redistricting Committee.
Every ten years, governments in Utah redraw their district boundaries based on census reports and reapportionment results. Redistricting impacts the boundaries for U.S. House of Representatives, the State House of Representatives, Utah Senate, and the Utah State Board of Education. As local, state, and national elections approach in November, drawing appropriate district boundaries can have big impacts on who is representing whom in several levels of government.
As Utah's Legislative Redistricting Committee submitted their plan of redistricting to the legislators, a community debate arouse about the redistricting process.
The public is invited to attend and become a part of this important dialogue.
Redistricting Utah is sponsored by Alliance for a Better UTAH; the League of Women Voters of Utah; the Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah; and The City Library.
- Senator Benjamin M. McAdams (D), Minority Caucus Manager of the Utah State Senate and member of the 2011 Redistricting Committee
- Representative Kenneth W. Sumsion (R), Chair of the 2011 Redistricting Committee.
Dr. Tim Mark Chambless, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at the University of Utah will be moderating.