The Colorado Supreme Court aims to rule on state House and Senate district maps by Wednesday. If the court accepts the proposed maps turned in by the legislature’s reapportionment commission this week, an unprecedented 27 seats will stand wide open without incumbents running for them next year, 19 in the House and 8 in the Senate.
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Many Democrats are standing behind concerns raised by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb last week after Webb said that Republican members of the Colorado Reapportionment Commission were playing it fast and loose with constitutional requirements when redrawing the state legislative boundaries.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday his three appointments to the Colorado Reapportionment Commission. Those included a Republican lobbyist, and two Democrats–one a former mayor and the other one of Colorado’s Salazar brothers. Hickenlooper said he wanted a commission choosing the state’s future legislative districts that had equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats.
Speaker of the House Frank McNulty appointed former Republican legislator Rob Witwer to the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on Monday. Said to be a man who can put partisanship aside by McNulty, the former state legislator will not be experiencing the redrawing of state lines for the first time.