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rick stertz

Jan 18, 2012

IRC approves final maps amid clashes

The members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent their final mapmaking meeting the same way they’ve spent most of the past nine months – arguing, sniping at each other and lobbing accusations across the aisle.

Dec 1, 2011

Stertz: I don’t trust Mathis

Despite that minimal sign of reconciliation, Stertz told our reporter this morning that he doesn’t trust Mathis. When asked if he trusted the chair, he paused a moment before answering: “No. I’m waiting for actions. Actions speak louder than words.”

Sep 29, 2011

Redistricting commission approves ‘donut’ map; Dems call it rotten

Arizona’s five redistricting commissioners will begin filling the hole in the center of their “donut” congressional district plan today.

And although the decision to use the "donut" map shows more momentum than the commission has demonstrated in recent weeks, the plan has won opposition.

Aug 18, 2011

GOP redistricting commissioner claims mapping contract invalid

One of Arizona’s Independent Redistricting commissioners says the contract with the group’s mapping firm is invalid.

Jul 21, 2011

Attorney General Tom Horne announces redistricting commission investigation

Attorney General Tom Horne has announced his office has opened an investigation into the Independent Redistricting Commission in response to an investigation by Arizona Capitol Times and its sister publication, Yellow Sheet Report, that uncovered possible violations of the state’s open meeting and procurement laws.