In all the bombast and posturing of the recently concluded special legislative session for redistricting, there were moments of clarity.
One of the best was an exchange between two of the house’s most effective representatives, who also happen to be the majority and minority floor leaders – Reps. Ken Martinez, D-Grants, and Tom Taylor, R-Farmington.
Martinez, rarely ruffled, possesses a fine analytical mind. Taylor, smart and personable, possesses an extra measure of common sense, which can be a rare quality in the Roundhouse.
Both try to see the other’s side of things.
Redistricting is the painful, once-a-decade exercise of redistributing political districts to match the redistributed population.