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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

A little advice for redistricting commissions weighing competitiveness

A few weeks ago, I ambled up to a podium in the auditorium of Golden High School to address a joint session of the congressional and legislative redistricting commissions. Having sat in their seat a decade ago, I had a couple suggestions.


Trust the nonpartisan staff. They represent some of the finest public servants I have ever worked with.


Keep Lakewood as whole and consolidated as possible. I grew up in the city, live here now and have an unabashed bias toward my home community.


Most important, take the time to understand the complexities of competitive districts.



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