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Dean Foster Video Interview

Dean Foster, who served for many years as the Chief Clerk of the House, worked early in his career as an assistant to Senator Bob Greive during the redistricting battles of the 1960s. Then, more recently, the Senate Democratic leadership selected Foster as a member of the 2001 Redistricting Commission. Foster is in a unique position to provide commentary on the process of legislative redistricting and to compare it with the commission system that was instituted by constitutional amendment in 1983. This interview was conducted by Sharon Boswell and filmed by Grace Spencer in February 2002.

Dean Foster was named to the 2001 Redistricting Commission as one of its Democratic members. In this video excerpt, Foster compares the process used by the legislators in the 1960s to the most recent redistricting effort by the commission.

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Interviewer Sharon Boswell asks Dean Foster to compare legislative redistricting with the work of the redistricting commission and to share his analysis of what system seems most effective.

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