Legislative leader selects 4th member of redistricting panel

Legislative leader selects 4th member of redistricting panel
In 2020 Arizona's congressional district boundaries of 1, 2 and 3 converge on Tucson's northwest side. (Source: Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission)

PHOENIX (AP) - A Democratic legislative leader on Thursday, Nov. 5, announced his selection of an Apache County man as the fourth appointment to the Arizona panel that will draw new congressional and legislative districts for use in elections in the coming decade.

Senate Minority Leader David Bradley’s selection for the Independent Redistricting Commission is Derrick Watchman.

He heads an acquisition and development advisory firm based in Window Rock and is a former CEO of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprises.

The top House Republican and Democratic leaders and the top Senate Republican leader previously each made one appointment to the commission, selecting from a state screening panel’s nominees.

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