Even populations and compact boundaries are important concerns in redistricting

When it comes to redistricting my most important concerns are even populations and boundaries as compact as possible. While it’s important to have representation from each part of the county, currently reflected by residency in separate districts, it’s more important for commissioners to base all decisions on what is best for the county as a whole. This is best reflected by countywide elections. On most issues there is a wide diversity of opinion spread throughout the county so I don’t think any true representation by districts is possible on those issues. All concerns do need to be addressed and balanced as much as possible but commissioners shouldn’t make decisions based on what’s best for their district if it’s at the expense of the rest of the county.

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