Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wisconsin redistricting: Judges saw evidence, reached obvious conclusion, part 3


The old 15th.   Compact.  Mostly West Allis, as far as I can tell.

But a GOP state senator exuberantly offered some redistricting suggestions.


The new 15th.   Stretches into conservative Waukesha County (west of the red line).  As a result, the current rep at the time, Tony Staskunas (D-West Allis) saw the writing on the wall and retired after 16 years of service.  The seat is now held by one of the Assembly's most reliably conservative reps, Joe Sanfelippo.


As a GOP side benefit.......

West Allis gets split four ways in redistricting. Legislative decision rankles various city and state officials. (West Allis Now, 8/10/2011)

Court to Wisconsin Republicans:  Redraw election districts.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/27/2017)
About the judges:  Kenneth] Ripple was appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan, [Barbara] Crabb by Democratic President Jimmy Carter and [William] Griesbach — who dissented in the November decision — by Republican President George W. Bush

Related posts:
Wisconsin redistricting: Judges saw evidence, reached obvious conclusion, part 1.  (1/28/2017)
Part 2.  (1/28/2017)

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