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PA Supreme Court Selects Former Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg To Chair Legislative Reapportionment Commission


Hail to Pitt. 

On Monday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced that Mark Nordenberg, former Chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh, will serve as the chair and fifth member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission.

Nordenberg joins Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre) and House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) one the panel that is tasked with redrawing the legislative boundaries for the Pennsylvania state House and Senate. 

Spotlight PA reports that the four elected leaders on the panel failed to agree on the fifth member last week after interviewing over 30 candidates, which resulted in the PA Supreme Court making the decision on selecting the chair. 

Nordenberg became dean of the law school at the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 and was elected chancellor in 1996, according to Spotlight PA. Nordenberg announced his retirement as chancellor in June 2013 and currently serves as the Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics, which describes itself as a “neutral, non-partisan forum for elected officials and other civic leaders” in western PA.

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