The State Redistricting Commission will view these draft maps drawn by their staff this week. View all of them here for the entire state: http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/meeting_handouts.html
If they are adopted (no certainty!) here’s how they appear to affect North County’s Assembly districts. Caveat: These analyses are written on the fly, and the Maps may well be changed later.
First, the COASTAL District: Runs north/south from Oceanside to Carlsbad to Encinitas and Solana Beach, also Vista to the east. That means recent State Veterans Secretary Rocky Chavez of Oceanside competing with legislative aide and ex-school board member Sherry Hodges of Encinitas for the GOP nod to succeed Martin Garrick.
INLAND DISTRICT: Good news here for Escondido Councilwoman Marie Waldron who becomes the instant Republican front-runner. This district is anchored by Escondido, then goes north and east to places like Fallbrook, Ramona and Alpine. Term-limited Kevin Jeffries of Riverside (AD 66) has some of these rural areas, so it would be an Open Seat opportunity for Marie Waldron.
The Olive-Drab color district looks like the descendant of Martin Garrick’s 74th Assembly district. To the east, the Light Green district includes Escondido, then swings north and east, picking up a lot of Kevin Jeffries’ 66th AD, now based in Riverside.
Jim Sills is a San Diego political consultant. If you have questions about your future in San Diego and California elections, you can contact Jim at this e-mail address: YourElectionVictory@Hotmail.com
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