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IRC is unbalanced, changes needed now

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4 comments:

  • BrianClymer posted at 10:00 pm on Sun, Nov 27, 2011.

    BrianClymer Posts: 7

    Vic Williams has a problems with facts. He can't get them straight. This article is an example of that. He says that the prior IRC panel 10 years ago led by Steve Lynn did a better job than the current one led by Colleen Mathis whom he accuses of bias. While Williams attacks Mathis because her husband worked for Williams' political opponent, he ignores the fact that Steve Lynn was a long time friend of former GOP Congressman Jim Kolbe and that Lynn both worked on & was a paid consultant on Kolbe's campaigns. Lynn's ties to the GOP were much more direct than Mathis' ties are to the Democrats which are based purely on her husband's activities, not hers. In addition the IRC which Lynn led had its Congressional maps rejected by the Dept. of Justice and Arizonans were half way into the 2000's before the Congressional maps were approved. I wouldn't call that a successful process. Williams is flat out wrong in suggesting that the process 10 years ago which Lynn led is a model we should follow now. Under Mathis' leadership the IRC has come up with state legislative maps which the GOP generally favors and congressional maps which the Democrats generally favor. That sounds like an impartial result to me which will appeal to Arizonans with an open mind, even if upsets GOP partisans like Williams.

     
  • James Kelley posted at 8:31 am on Fri, Nov 25, 2011.

    James Kelley Posts: 2

    Vic Williams once again illustrates his very thoughtful and effective leadership in the State House of Representatives. He consistently shows his ability to weigh the wants of the electorate and the needs of governance. His understanding of the Indepenedent Redistrcting Commission , the reason for it's existence and a clear path to adhering to the clear will and intent of the voters regarding Proposition 106 marks him as the sanest member of the Republican delegation for Southern Arizona

     
  • GOPCHIC posted at 10:59 pm on Wed, Nov 23, 2011.

    GOPCHIC Posts: 1

    Are we there yet? Nope….Let’s get the lines drawn already so we as a state can start taking back our country and our state by concentrating on the next upcoming election; Instead, of wasting precious time with this fiasco. Kick out Mathis and get someone else in there that can be fair. Let’s get the show on the road.

     
  • James Kelley posted at 10:43 pm on Wed, Nov 23, 2011.

    James Kelley Posts: 2

    Vic Williams once again illustrates his very thoughtful and effective leadership in the State House of Representatives. He consistently shows his ability to weigh the wants of the electorate and the needs of governance. His understanding of the Indepenedent Redistrcting Commission , the reason for it's existence and a clear path to adhering to the clear will and intent of the voters regarding Proposition 106 marks him as the sanest member of the Republican delegation for Southern Arizona.

     

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