Rose Fellow Johnson on local redistricting

In a December 30th, 2010 article, the Press-Enterprise cited Rose Institute Fellow Douglas Johnson discussing redistricting at the local level. The piece was titled “Inland counties prepare for their own redistricting,” and it focuses on how although redistricting for federal and statewide offices has been reformed, the redistricting processes of counties, cities and school boards have not.

Johnson points out that in almost every case, the elected incumbents control local redistricting. He  also notes that “local redistricting is just as important as what will take place at the state level.” Johnson says, “day to day, it’s likely that city and county governments have more impact on people’s lives than state and federal.”

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