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September 27, 2011

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Congress: Sumsion_06 Modified A

Congress - Sumsion_06_Modified_A

The following plan was submitted by Rep. Sumsion., modified from Sumsion_06, linked here.

UPDATE: This map was approved as the Congressional base during the September 27th meeting. 

Deviation From Ideal Population

Largest District: 0.00%

Smallest District: 0.00%

Here’s the map:

Congress – Sumsion_06_Modified_A

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  • http://www.facebook.com/DaveGarber1975 David Edward Garber

    Hmmm.  I wasn’t especially fond of Sumison’s original proposal, but I do think that this variant clearly improves its division of Salt Lake City & vicinity.  Kudos!

    • http://twitter.com/utahsenate Utah State Senate

      Thanks for being great and gracious, David – your proposal is excellent too and generated a lot of discussion. You have been exemplary throughout the process – building and explaining your map, and offering suggestions. Your work had an impact. We wish there were more people like you in the world. Thank you and please continue to share your expertise.

      • http://www.facebook.com/DaveGarber1975 David Edward Garber

        You’re most welcome.  And thank you for your feedback.

  • Curtis Haring

    I am still wondering how this plan is fair to the people of St. George, Cedar City, Monticello, or Salt Lake.  These areas have wildly different needs and some portion of the population will inherently be ignored. How could a congressman simultaneously represent the needs of a rural and urban population at the same time?

    • http://www.facebook.com/DaveGarber1975 David Edward Garber

      I think that this plan makes some rather strange electoral bedfellows, myself.  I don’t understand its logic.  Perhaps it’s not too late to persuade this committee of the error of their ways, and to choose a different base plan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cpstout Christopher Paul Stout

      The answer is that no member of the Utah Congressional delegation can represent the needs of both an urban and rural population simultaneously. That should be the job of our U.S. Senators.

  • Anonymous

    IT looks like my fellow Republicans have let me down by losing their integrity and splitting the Salt Lake area with spurious reasoning. No one believes that rot about each congressman needing to represent urban and rural. We want representatives that represent us, not the guy across the state, and we want fairness to the other party, as well. It is clear to all the world that this is a cheap shot. Have the sense to recognize this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/PremiumDiamondDiscounts Randall Hitt

      Don’t forget that this will probably cajol Jim Matheson to run against Orrin Hatch (who Matheson polls ahead of) since his district has been drawn away.

    • http://www.facebook.com/PremiumDiamondDiscounts Randall Hitt

      Don’t forget that this will probably cajol Jim Matheson to run against Orrin Hatch (who Matheson polls ahead of) since his district has been drawn away.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hobart/100002026373008 Michael Hobart

    Back at the last redistricting the head of the committee made this comment about that attempt at gerrymandering Matheson out of a district, “Well it could have been worse.”   Well, now it is WORSE, the committee has taken a careful look at those districts which have consistently supported Matheson (even though he is one of the most conservative Democrats in the House), and taken them away from him.

    It would be useful if the Republicans in Utah government took seriously that they are supposed to represent the PEOPLE and not just their own party.  But then, they don’t like referendums, cities or counties which act differently than they direct, or even the Federal government.   In their own minds the government exists “by the Republicans, of the Republicans, and for the Republicans,” and to hades with everyone else.

    I grew up in a Republican/Independent household in the Midwest, but have long since realized that the Republican party these days is a far cry, and far worse, from what I knew as I grew up.  I find it unfortunately typical of the current Republican party in Utah that a few years ago there were delegates at the Republican convention who heckled then Gov. Leavitt and called out that he was a Communist.  Then there are the scandals about legislative members almost every session.  It was amazing when a legislative leader resigned over past misdeeds and got a standing ovation for his work from the legislature when he announced his resignation.

    Over my life I have seen that when one party controls the offices for a long time – WHICHEVER PARTY IT IS – abuses become rampant, whether they be the arrogance of power or outright corruption.   This is a lesson which Utah voters have failed to recognize.

    Sigh…

  • Jacob Case

    This map separates Moab from the lands that are most important to it. How does that make any sense?

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