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Lois North

Portrait of Lois North
A long-time member of the League of Women Voters, Lois North was a leader in the effort to develop a new redistricting initiative in the early 1960s. North later held several political offices. In 1968 she was first elected to the house of Representatives from the 44th District and after three terms won a seat in the Senate. She also served many years as a member of the King County Council.

* Photograph provided by the Washington State Archives






Mary Ellen McCaffree

Portrait of Mary Ellen McCaffree
Mary Ellen McCaffree was an active member of the League of Women Voters and became involved in the organization's efforts to develop and promote a redistricting initiative in the early 1960s. McCaffree was elected to a House seat in 1962 and served four terms as a Republican representative from the 32nd District.

* Photograph provided by the Washington State Archives






Slade Gorton

Portrait of Slade Gorton
As part of the Republican leadership in the House, Slade Gorton headed his party's redistricting efforts. Gorton completed five terms in the House before he was elected to serve as Washington's Attorney General and later as a United States Senator.

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