The Washington State Redistricting Commission presented its maps this morning at an open session in Olympia, and NW Daily Marker has obtained the proposals submitted by House-appointed Commissioner Tom Huff. The maps presented by Huff and the three other commissioners will be available on the Redistricting Commision website at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. Check back with NW Daily Marker for complete analysis of the redistricting proposals later today.
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Of particular interest is Huff’s proposal to situate the new 10th Congressional District in South King County, a plan that would recognize a district with a majority population of minorities. Fellow Republican commissioner Slade Gorton included a similar plan, as did Democratic commissioner Tim Ceis. Senate Democratic appointee Dean Foster did not include a majority-minority congressional district in his proposal.