Redistricting Board Takes House Seat from Southeast, Gives One to Mat-Su

The Alaska Redistricting Board has approved new political boundaries that significantly change some state Senate districts. Executive Director Taylor Bickford, says there’s still a few minor details to iron out.

But under the plan, the Mat-Su will gain a House seat and southeast Alaska will lose a House seat and half a Senate seat.

Bickford says the plan gives the Mat Su five House seats, based on an ideal population number for each House district.

Bickford says bits and pieces of alternative plans submitted to the Board were woven into the final draft.

The Board will meet again next week before finalizing the draft on June 14.

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