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LRC plan could cost Roswell seats

July 20, 2011 • Local News

The Legislative Redistricting Committee meets Tuesday morning at the Daniels Leadership Center on the New Mexico Military Institute campus. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Roswell may lose representation in both the state Senate and House of Representatives in several scenarios being looked at by the Legislative Redistricting Committee, officials say.

Due to population growth, two new state Senate seats must be created on the west side of Albuquerque, Brian Sanderoff, president of Research and Polling Inc., said during a public hearing with the LRC in Roswell, Tuesday. That means, two other seats have to be consolidated somewhere else, he says.

“One of those seats that should be consolidated should come from Albuquerque, and then the other seat that should be consolidated should come from somewhere on the eastern half of the state,” Sanderoff said.

One scenario out of the eight that have been proposed so far by Research and Polling, the Legislature’s redistricting consultant, suggests consolidating two Roswell-based districts: Sen. Rod Adair’s, Login to read more

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