And so it (Redistricting) begins

Speaker names House Redistricting chairman

Speaker Becky Lockhart has named Rep. Ken Sumsion, R-American Fork, as House chairman of the upcoming Redistricting Committee. The committee is tasked with drawing boundary lines for elected offices throughout the state based on the 2010 Census.

“Ken understands Utah’s growth perhaps better than anyone,” Lockhart said, noting that Sumsion’s district has tripled in size since the last Census ten years ago.

Sumsion, an accountant, has been working on redistricting issues for several years, including attending numerous conferences and working closely with the Census process.

It’s anticipated that the rest of the Redistricting Committee will be announced by Speaker Lockhart and Senate President Michael Waddoups in early April.