I think the States would benefit from independent redistricting commissions. Worked pretty well here in Arizona. The efficiency gap is way smaller this last time around with the new districts.
But I think we should consider proportional distribution of house seats. If you want more of your flavor of politicians representing, get more of your flavor of political party to show up at the voter booths. Increase turnout and have a truly proportional representation of the people.
Also, institute rank choice voting.
Example, Arizona has 10 house of rep seats.
Top 4 (R) on the ballot get a seat
Top 4 (D) on the ballot get a seat
Top 2 (I) on the ballot get a seat
Loosely based on the approximate voter turnout in the last election.
We wouldn’t be able to have staggered House elections, but what’s wrong with possibly flipping the whole thing over with new people if the current ones stink at their job. It’ll be instant accountability to do what they said they would do. Limits career politicians, if they are terrible at their job. Which some are.
Unfortunately, currently sitting elected officials will never go for that. They would run the risk of losing their seats since they could no longer put special interest PAC money ahead of the voter.
But it would also make them play nice to each other and each other’s parties cause you never know which ones will get elected with you from the other party.