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Dems name Beitelspacher, Martinez and Grange to new redistricting panel

Idaho Democrats have named their three new redistricting commissioners: Former state Sen. Ron Beitelspacher of Grangeville, who served in the Idaho Senate from 1980 to 1992, appointed by state party Chairman Larry Grant; former state Rep. Elmer Martinez of Pocatello, who served in the Idaho House from 2003 to 2006, appointed by Senate Minority Leader Edgar Malepeai; and longtime Democratic staffer and activist Shauneen Grange of Boise, appointed by House Minority Leader John Rusche. Idaho Republicans have yet to name their three new picks. The new redistricting commission is scheduled to convene on Sept. 28. You can see the Democrats' formal notice of the appointments here, and read more about the appointees here.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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