DEC 3 SHOW: Dwight Kadar on Arizona Redistricting Challenges and Impacts
Posted On November 26, 2021
Brian speaks this week with Dwight Kadar, one of the most influential voices in Arizona State politics, about the impacts and consequences of the 10-year plan to redraw Arizona Legislative and Congressional Districts. The battle for fair maps is nearing a close.
The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s primary charge is to create legislative and congressional districts with nearly equal populations. After that, the district lines strive to unite “communities of interest,” consider geographical boundaries, and avoid diluting minority voting rights. The least important priority is to create as many competitive districts as possible.
Dwight explains why the Commissioner’s proposed AZ Draft 10.0 Maps for Legislative Districts 5, 6 and 7 and Congressional District 2, as presented are acceptable (and keeping Sedona whole in LD5).
Dwight Kadar is founder of numerous community organizations, and a hardworking political activist. Dwight was co-awarded Republican Party of Arizona’s “Champions of the GOP” in 2020 for his ongoing efforts supporting President Trump and Legislative District Six candidates.
Dwight has been a Precinct Committeemen in Yavapai County’s Scarlett Precinct (Sedona) since 2013; was elected State Delegate in 2016 and 2020; and was elected Congressional District One Member-at-Large and Executive Committee member in 2021. He is the Chairman of the newly formed Republican Party of Arizona’s Candidate Committee which will assist people interested in running for elected office in 2022.
Dwight is the Chairman of the Guardian Defense Fund, a 501(c) 4 that is undertaking litigation to fight back against the weaponization of the “free press” and political process by holding Arizona Democrat Legislators, news media, and social media accountable for advancing malicious, defamatory, and fallacious allegations that Representative Mark Finchem, Electoral College Elector Anthony Kern, Congressman Paul Gosar, and others engaged in criminal activities on January 6, 2020 at the United States Capitol.
Dwight co-established with his wife Andrea Kadar, Citizens for America, a Verde Valley political activist and voter education effort in 2012 that is still going strong today. Their monthly meetings are always sold-out.
Dwight was elected National Delegate representing Arizona’s First Congressional District in 2016 and National Delegate-at-Large in 2020 to the Republican National Conventions in Cleveland and Charlotte, respectively.
Dwight co-established Arizona Liberty, a Sedona activist group, to stop the proposed designation of 160,000 acres surrounding Sedona as a “National Monument” in 2015 and was co-awarded the Americans for Prosperity (Arizona) “Activists of the Year” for his efforts.