administrator for the state board responsible for redrawing legislative
districts has died. Sixty-five-year-old Ron Miller died suddenly early Sunday
of an apparent heart attack.
executive director of the Alaska Redistricting Board, which is charged with
redrawing the 40 House and 20 Senate districts to conform to population shifts
reflected in the 2010 U.S. Census.
Bob Brodie is a member of the redistricting board. He said he got the news of
Miller's death from board chair John Torgerson.
-- (Miller 1 24 sec "Yes,
yes, we were all shocked ... process of redistricting.")
that as executive director, Miller coordinated all the board's activities:
-- (Miller 2 50 sec "He
had people under him ... Sunday morning, he was gone.")
is working on a strict, constitutional time limit to get the redistricting
accomplished, and Brodie says Miller's absence will certainly set their
-- (Miller 3 42 sec "But
I don't know if there's ... what the process will be.")
the board was hoping this week to go over redistricting plans submitted by
special interest groups and municipalities:
-- (Miller 4 25 sec "Fairbanks
and Anchorage ... expected at any moment.")
is facing a June 14th deadline to come up with the final reapportionment plan.