Jodie Filkins Webber

 

By PE Politics
March 23, 2011 3:18 PM

One of the five Republicans on the Citizens Redistricting Commission on Wednesday rejected suggestions by some GOP leaders that the panel is hopelessly skewed toward Democrats.

In an article Tuesday, Republican redistricting expert Tony Quinn said the commission “has descended into a cesspool of corruption, and the promise of fair new districts has been compromised by brutal partisan politics instigated by the commission itself.”

The same day, state GOP chairman Tom Del Beccaro issued a statement that the panel’s decision to hire a Berkeley-based firm to provide technical assistance to the commission “may very well undermine the trust of voters in this entire process.”

Wednesday, redistricting commissioner Jodie Filkins Webber, a Norco attorney and registered Republican, said she is “troubled by the…perception” of Quinn and others, but she said the concerns are overblown.

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