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Kodiak Resident Named to Redistricting Board


Former City of Kodak Mayor Robert Brodie to join 5 member panel charged with realigning House and Senate districts following this year's census

Friday, June 25, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska - Senate President Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, has appointed Robert "Bob" Brodie of Kodiak to the Redistricting Board. A former mayor of the City of Kodiak, Mr. Brodie will join a five-member panel tasked with setting the boundaries of Alaska's forty House and twenty Senate districts based upon population figures derived from the 2010 census. Senator Stevens said Mr. Brodie's past civic service and extensive knowledge of Alaska's rural communities will serve the Redistricting Board well.

"As the City of Kodiak Mayor during the time of the Exxon Valdez Oil spill, Bob's honest, forthright approach to dealing with the many issues earned him a great deal of respect throughout the Gulf of Alaska region," Senator Stevens commented. "I have no doubt that he will bring this kind of approach in his service to the Redistricting Board."

Mr. Brodie joins Governor Parnel's appointees, Albert Clough of Douglas and former state Senator John Torgerson of Soldotna, on the Redistricting Board. The remaining members of the board will be appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Walter L. Carpeneti, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. The Redistricting Board's new House and Senate district plan will be in effect for the 2012 general election.

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