Sv Man Selected As Redistricting Chairman

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Roberto Sanchez was elected chairman of the Gila County Redistricting Advisory Committee (RAC) at its April 12 meeting.

Sanchez, from Star Valley, was nominated for the post at the March 22 meeting of the RAC, but declined at that time.

Gary Andress of Claypool was elected as vice chairman.

Both men are Democrats and both reside in District 3, represented by Supervisor Shirley Dawson.

Sanchez lives in Community College District 2 and Andress is in the college board’s District 4.

“It took them a few times, but they were able to elect a chairman and vice chairman,” said Linda Eastlick, director of elections for Gila County, who led the meeting because the group was unable to elect a chair and vice chair at the March 22 meeting.

The bulk of the April 12 meeting was devoted to housekeeping and educational matters.

Eastlick discussed redistricting principles, order at meetings, the procedure for a call to the public, receiving and documenting public input and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The next RAC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10.

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