Greetings, Redistricting fans! Overnight the Calif. Citizens Redistricting Commission published draft new State Assembly maps, and in North County they still create a Coastal district (Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas), and an Inland seat (Escondido, Fallbrook, Ramona). If adopted, this map means a potential Rocky Chavez (of Oceanside) vs. Sherry Hodges (of Encinitas) GOP race along the Coastline. It is also very good news for Escondido City Councilwoman Marie Waldron as the clear Republican leader now on the Inland side. Her district would absorb much rural territory now held by termed-out Riverside State Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries of AD 66.
Stay tuned to SD Rostra for further late-breaking coverage of the State Redistricting Rodeo and Strawberry Festival. You can also follow the festivities at this link as well: http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/meeting_handouts.html