• Mario 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.



Read the rest of this column in the Colorado Sun.

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