Updated redistricting plans to be revealed

During yesterday’s regularly scheduled monthly Redistricting Commission Meeting, the Commissioners announced that they would present updated proposed legislative maps at a special meeting set for this Friday, December 16. The Commissioners have been working in bipartisan teams to determine the details of Western Washington legislative districts since the November 8 Commission meeting. Commissioners Gorton and Ceis stated yesterday that they had completed a proposal on the northern region of the west side of the state from the boarder down to the King/Peirce county line, east of the Puget Sound. Commissioners Foster and Huff said that they were very close with their assigned region of southwest Washington to the coast and expected to complete their proposal by the end of the day. Both of these updated proposals are expected to be presented at Friday’s meeting.  Additionally, the commissioners took on new assignments with Commissioners Foster and Huff moving on to the remainder of the legislative districts in eastern Washington and Commissioners Gorton and Ceis beginning to work on statewide Congressional districts.

Friday’s meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the John A. Cherberg Building in Hearing Room 2 (304 15th Ave, Olympia, WA 98501). A draft agenda will be posted on the Commission website later today. The public is welcome to attend in person or watch and give comment during the interactive webcast on our “Get Involved” page.

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