Hood, Fitzsimon agree on redistricting reform — next, cats and dogs will live in peace

A bipartisan group is sponsoring legislation to create a nonpartisan legislative redistricting process for North Carolina, an idea the John Locke Foundation has endorsed. Supporters discussed House Bill 824 during a morning news conference at the Legislative Building. It’s based largely on the redistricting process now in use in Iowa.

In addition to Reps. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, David Lewis, R-Harnett, William Current, R-Gaston, and Ray Rapp, D-Madison, reporters heard from two people who rarely agree on legislative issues: Chris Fitzsimon of N.C. Policy Watch and John Hood of the John Locke Foundation. Both are members of the N.C. Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform.

Watch the 25:01 news briefing below to hear these comments, along with piped-in Skype commentary from Iowa Reps. Vicki Lensing and Peter Cownie.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...