From MPR's Tom Weber:
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators has named a new executive director to take the place of Charlie Kyte, who is retiring.
Gary Amoroso will take the helm of the group this summer after 10 years as superintendent of the Lakeville school district. Amoroso also served as MASA's president during the 09-10 school year. This week he informed staff at his district of his departure.
Kyte, a former Northfield superintendent, isn't a household name, but he is one of the best-known voices on education matters at the Minnesota Capitol. He has lobbied for 10 years on behalf of school superintendents and administrators (commuting most days between his home in Northfield and St. Paul). He has testified before countless legislative committees, and has been frequently quoted in the media, including on MPR News.
He last appeared on Midday just a few weeks ago.
The U.S. Census Bureau released Minnesota's 2010 Census data today. State lawmakers will now use that data to redraw the maps to ensure equal population for Minnesota's Congressional and Legislative districts.
Here's what they have to work with.
The Minnesota State Demographer says the 4th, 5th and the 7th Congressional Districts have to pick up the most population in order to ensure that every district has equal representation. The 2nd and 6th Congressional districts have to give up population.
Here's the breakdown by each District:
District 1 (DFL Rep. Tim Walz)
2010 population: 644,787
Deviation from equal population: -18,204
District 2 (GOP Rep. John Kline)
2010 population: 732,515
Deviation from Equal Population: +69,524
District 3 (GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen)
2010 population: 650,185
Deviation from Equal Population: -12,806
District 4 (DFL Rep. Betty McCollum)
2010 population: 614,624
Deviation from Equal Population: -48,367
District 5 (DFL Rep. Keith Ellison)
2010 population: 616,482
Deviation from Equal Population: -46,509
District 6 (GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann)
2010 population: 759,478
Deviation from Equal Population: +96,487
District 7 (DFL Rep. Collin Peterson)
2010 population: 625,512
Deviation from Equal Population: -37,479
District 8 (GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack)
2010 population: 660,342
Deviation from Equal Population: -2,649
The State Demographer also released the population for each Minnesota Senate District. You can read that info here.
GOP Sen. Claire Robling of Jordan and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch of Buffalo are representing more people and will have to lose population.
DFL Sen. Gary Kubly of Granite Falls, GOP Sen. Julie Rosen of Fairmont and DFL Sen. Dave Tomassoni of Chisholm have to pick up more population.
You can also read the breakdown by each Minnesota House District here.
House members who need to pick up people (percent deviation of equal population):
20A -18.7% DFL Rep. Andrew Falk of Murdock
58A -16.9% DFL Rep. Joe Mullery of Minneapolis
65A -14.3% DFL Rep. Rena Moran of St. Paul
41B -14% GOP Rep. Pat Mazorol of Bloomington
22a -12.5% GOP Rep. Joe Schomacker of Luverne
24a -12% GOP Rep. Bob Gunther of Fairmont
5a -11.8% DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina of Virginia
21b -11.6% GOP Rep. Paul Torkelson of Nelson Township
42a -11.3% GOP Rep. Kirk Stensrud of Eden Prairie
1a -11.2% GOP Rep. Dan Fabian of Roseau
51b -11.1% DFL Rep. Tom Tillberry of Fridley
27a -11% GOP Rep. Rich Murray of Albert Lea
House members who need to drop people (percent deviation of equal population):
35A +51.3% GOP Rep. Michael Beard of Shakopee
19B +49.2% GOP Rep. Joe McDonald of Delano
32A +40.3% GOP Rep. Joyce Peppin of Rogers
16B +31.4% GOP Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer
36B +26.8% GOP Rep. Pat Garofalo of Lakeville
56B +25.8% GOP Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury
51A 25.4% GOP Rep. Tim Sanders of Blaine
17B +23.8% GOP Rep. Bob Barrett of Shafer
35B +23% GOP Rep. Mark Buesgens
29A +21.8% GOP Rep. Duane Quam of Rochester