Can we get the politics out of redistricting?
A tri-partisan group of former elected officials wants a non-partisan commission of retired judges to draw the new legislative and congressional district boundaries, instead of the legislature. Usually the task ends up in the courts anyway. Can elected politicians draw fair districts? Should the party in power have more say?
- Steve Sviggum: Former Speaker of the Minnesota House (8 years). State Representative (R-Kenyon 1979-2007). Commissioner of Labor & Industry (2007-2010). Commissioner of Management & Budget (Dec 2010 to Jan 2011). Current member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents (2011)
- Roger Moe: Former Senate Majority Leader (22 years) (DFL-Ada/Erskine)(State Senator 1970-2002) DFL candidate for Governor 2002, lost to Tim Pawlenty. DFL candidate for Lt. Governor 1998 (lost to Ventura-Schunk ticket.)