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Knowles appoints two to redistricting panel

...made his two picks for the board that will draw new legislative districts next year. Knowles on Wednesday appointed Vicki Otte and Julian Mason to the five-member board. The Senate president, House speaker, and Chief Justice of the Supreme...
Redistricting board begins crafting court-ordered plan

...Redistricting Board began the work of devising a new reapportionment map on Friday to satisfy a court order. Board Chairwoman Vicki Otte expects the plan to be finished in a matter of days in an attempt to meet a June 1 candidates' filing deadline...
Judge says redistricting plan improperly splits Eagle River, Chugiak

...approved the 2001 map, drawn up with population numbers from the 2000 Census, in June by a 3-2 vote. Board members Vicki Otte, Julian Mason, and Leona Okakok voted in favor of the plan. Board members Michael Lessmeier and Bert Sharp, who were...
Senator joins lawsuit against new election districts

...communities -- especially the combination of Kenai and Soldotna -- sparked strong criticism when Redistricting Board chair Vicki Otte and board member Bert Sharp held hearings on the peninsula in May. "You've divided this up ridiculously," Joe Malatesta...
Senate fast-track bill gives Redistricting Board $50,000

...days. The spending plan approved by the Senate now goes to the House for consideration. Redistricting Board Chairwoman Vicki Otte said the board wants a commitment from legislative leaders that the funds will ultimately be approved. The bill is not...
Former judicial council member concerned with amendment

As a former public member of the Alaska Judicial Council, I take issue with current efforts in the legislature - through SJR 21 and HJR 33 - to change Alaska's Constitutional framework for selecting judges by dramatically altering the composition of the council.


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