Julia Jackson is a redistricting analyst for the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. She sees her role on the commissions’ staff as facilitating public participation and transparency in the redistricting process, as well as playing with maps at any opportunity.
Julia has worked for Legislative Council Staff since 2010, providing committee and research support on a variety of topics, with primary expertise in elections and military and veterans issues. She also manages statewide initiative submission and production of the statewide ballot information booklet (the blue book) for LCS. Her previous employers include the Denver City Council, the Office of the Legal Adviser at the US Department of State, and an advocacy group for nuns.
Julia has a Master of Public Administration degree from CU Denver and a BA in international relations and political science from the University of Southern California. She grew up in Reno, Nevada, and is married to Brian, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. They live in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver with their 4-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.
As Colorado’s experiment in nonpartisan, citizen-led redistricting enters the home stretch, we look back at our long history of attempting to craft a truly representative government. It’s been more complicated than you might think.