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September 2, 2011

Redistricting to be completed by November

Dear Editor,

The Washington State Redistricting Commission recently completed a round of 18 public forums in communities throughout the state. We received many insightful comments both at the forums and through other submissions.

My fellow commissioners and I say “Thank you” to all those who took the time to understand the commission’s purpose and to provide comment. You can read all the comments we received, as well as watch the past webcasts of the forums, on our website at

While our final public forum concluded on August 9, our work is far from done, and we invite you to check in with us and give us feedback as we progress to a final redistricting plan.

Upcoming milestones include September 13, when commissioners will unveil draft maps for new congressional and legislative districts and October 11, when we’ll offer a multimedia opportunity for you to express your views directly to the Commissioners.

Our goal is to release final plans in early November. Please check our website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Lura Powell,

Chair Washington State Redistricting Commission, Olympia


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