Politics Inside the Lines: Redistricting 2022

Once every ten years, legislative and Congressional lines are redrawn and the politics of California shift. The new maps are a key influencer on elections and how the decade will be shaped. Will Redistricting change the Democrats super majority in the Legislature? Are there opportunities for the Republicans to gain ground? Will the Democrats gain seats?

Find out at SVLG’s timely takeaway panel, Politics Inside the Lines: Redistricting 2022. Special politics power panelists include:

  • Evan McLaughlin, Vice President, Redistricting Partners
  • Kris Rosa, Partner, Rostrum
  • Paul Mitchell, Vice President, Political Data, Inc.

Get ready for a lively, engaging talk moderated by SVLG’s Director of Government Relations, Kristen Petersen. Members can bring their questions about what we can expect for emerging races, candidates, and the balance of power across the state.

Biographies

Evan McLaughlin is Vice President of Redistricting Partners, leading the company’s political division which has served clients throughout California and in 13 other states in understanding, analyzing, and advocating for outcomes in the redistricting process. McLaughlin is also Principal of MCSA, a political communications, strategies and advocacy company based in Sacramento. Previously he has served as Chief of Staff in the California State Assembly, Political Director for the San Diego Labor Council, and Statewide Campaign Lead for the Assembly Democratic Caucus.

Kris Rosa provides strategic planning, political consultation, analysis, and direct lobbying for clients to help them craft legislation and amendments, prioritize their legislative agenda, and develop and maintain key government agency relations. She has extensive experience in a wide range of complex public policy issues including privacy, marketing, healthcare, banking and financial services, corporate taxes, education, tech, procurement, housing, and transportation.

A twenty-year veteran of the Third House, Kris was previously a partner at Noteware and Rosa before founding Rostrum in 2019. She is a board member of the Institute of Governmental Advocates, which represents the leading professional lobbyists and lobbying firms in California’s Capitol. She is a graduate of the University of California at Davis.

Paul Mitchell is the owner of Redistricting Partners.

Mitchell has conducted the redistricting for more than 100 states, cities, school boards and community college districts, including the State of New York Independent Redistricting Commission, the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission, the Long Beach Independent Redistricting Commission, commissions in Oakland, Berkeley and Mesa Az. His firm’s work on racially polarized voting analysis and demographics has aided dozens of agencies as they navigate the California and Federal Voting Rights Acts.

Mitchell also works with nonprofit organizations, such as the Irvine Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union, the Advancement Project, Common Cause and others in building community engagement and working throughout California and Nationally on elections and voting issues, including advising in the State of New Mexico’s inaugural redistricting commission, working with the State Ethics Committee on guidelines for commissioners and evaluating the final maps. In total, Mitchell and his firm has worked in more than 15 states around the country advising on statewide redistricting.

Mitchell has been regularly cited in the media as an expert on elections and redistricting, including as the subject of a CNN Presents special on the decennial redistricting process, being interviewed on the PBS News Hour election coverage in 2020, participating in the 538 Podcast series on redistricting reform, and as a regular analyst on California-based network TV election coverage.

For the past 10 years, Mitchell has also served as Vice President of the bi-partisan Political Data Inc where he works with both political parties, campaigns, nonprofits and universities, with a specialty in polling and survey data. Mitchell earned his associate degree from Orange Coast College, an undergraduate from American University, and a Master’s in Public Policy from USC.

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Date

Feb 24 2022
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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