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GOP names redistricting commissioners

The Idaho Republican Party has named its redistricting commissioners: Lou Esposito, Evan Frasure and Lorna Finman. Click below for their full news release.

Idaho Republican Party

FOR RELEASE:                                                                       
May 27, 2011                                                                                 

Boise, ID – Idaho Republicans made their appointments to the Idaho Redistricting Commission today. House Speaker Lawerence Denney has appointed Lou Esposito of Boise, Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill has appointed Evan Frasure of Pocatello, and State Chairman Norm Semanko has appointed Dr. Lorna Finman of Rathdrum,

The Commission will convene on June 7th at the Idaho Capitol building and as required by the Idaho Constitution will have 90 days to redraw all of the district boundaries for Idaho’s two Congressional districts and the state legislature.

“We are extremely pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Finman, Evan Frasure and Lou Esposito to the redistricting commission,” Stated Chairman Norm Semanko. House Speaker Lawerence Denney added, “I am grateful that such quality candidates with diverse talents have stepped forward to serve the people of Idaho.” “I am confident in the abilities of the three commissioners to be fair and to draw the district lines with a common sense approach,” stated Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill.  

“I would also like to thank the members of the Idaho Republican Party redistricting task force co-chaired by Steve Cory and Wayne Hurst that began meeting in June 2010,” stated Chairman Semanko. One of the primary responsibilities of the Task Force that was appointed by State Chairman Semanko with two members from each region of the state was to recommend potential appointments to the Commission.

Below are short bios of the Commissioners:

Dr. Lorna Finman is the President of LCF Enterprises, a high tech engineering and manufacturing firm based out of Post Falls. Dr. Finman is also the Founder of North Idaho Discovery Association, a non-profit organization that provides training and experience to Idaho youth in the fields of science and technology. Dr. Finman received her PhD in physics from Stanford University and currently resides in Rathdrum with her husband where they are both active in local Republican politics.

Lou Esposito is an independent consultant who manages and conducts national and international activities in marketing, strategic planning, communications, issues and campaign management. In addition, Lou Esposito has helped numerous small to medium-sized businesses and non-profits get started and stay healthy financially. He has also handled media interface for issue oriented elections. Lou Esposito and his wife reside in Boise.

Evan Frasure is a former member of the Idaho House of Representatives and State Senate where he represented Pocatello from 1990 to 2002. In 1991, he was the primary architect of the Idaho State reapportionment plan, and in 2001 served as advisor for the Idaho Republican Party for the 1st Re-apportionment commission.  Evan Frasure graduated from Idaho State University in 1977 with a bachelors of Science degree in secondary education. Currently, Evan Frasure is a teacher at Century High School in Pocatello, as well as a realtor with Satterfield Realty.


Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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