In a relatively stunning turn of events, the Democratic and Republican teams working on redistricting the 60 House and 30 Senate districts have produced a compromise map.
From their statement:
“We’ve managed to put many of our differences aside in what is typically a very partisan process,” said Representative Chris Garrett (D-Lake Oswego). “Reaching bipartisan agreement on this plan is a major achievement for this Legislature.”
“This is an accomplishment that Oregon can be proud of,” said Senator Chris Telfer (R-Bend). “A bipartisan redistricting map represents the legislature at its best, working together and finding common ground, even in the face of big obstacles. This is a fair and bipartisan plan that will give Oregonians quality representation over the next ten years.”
According to the O's Jeff Mapes, an agreement on the congressional map is much less likely.
I'm digging into the legislative maps now, and will be sharing some critical highlights as I find them. As you look at the maps, what do you see?