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Blog: District-drawing committee visits PCC

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Lawmakers deliberating on district boundaries include Sen. Charles Starr (from left), Sen. Chris Telfer, Sen. Suzanne Bonamici (who chaired the meeting), Rep. Chris Garrett and Rep. Shawn Lindsay. Committee staff member Lori Brocker, black jacket, sits to Bonamici’s left. Photos by Dana Haynes

The Redistricting Committees of both the Oregon Senate and House came together last Friday in the Building 3 auditorium of the Rock Creek Campus of PCC.

Lawmakers gathered to discuss the once-every-decade redrawing of their districts. This follows the nationwide Census, which took place in 2010.

If the Legislature is unable to come up with new boundaries between House districts, and between Senate districts, the task goes to Secretary of State Kate Brown. If she cannot redraw the lines, redistricting goes to the courts.

A map of Oregon’s legislative districts.

About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »

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