Wright wins Arizona redistricting contest
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011
Metro League member Stuart Wright is one of two winners of Arizona's redistricting competition.
A judging panel created by the Arizona Competitive Districts Coalition and overseen by the Arizona League of Women Voters has selected 2 winners in each category of Legislative and Congressional maps, as well as a special Honorable Mention for each.
Wright also placed in last year's Ohio redistricting contest.
Judges said the following of Wright’s map:
“While the software lists this map as having 5 competitive districts there is another district at 56.8%. This is very impressive for 9 total districts.
There was unconventional drawing of southern districts in this map, which can (at first glance) be startling. However, this takes the entire Arizona/Mexican border as one community of Interest, which may very well be a useful approach.