SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A quirk in California’s redistricting has residents of Marin County and other parts of the state without representation in the new State Senate that opened session this week. Meanwhile some voters in San Francisco have two State Senators.
The State Senate maps were redrawn by a citizens’ commission, thanks in part to the work of Kathay Feng, executive director of California Common Cause.The odd-numbered districts elected new Senators in November while the even numbered ones don’t vote until 2014.
Marin had previously been part of State Senator Mark Leno’s 3rd District, but was moved into the new 2nd District. Leno’s territory was shifted south and is now called the 11th District.
According to Feng, the new 2nd District hasn’t elected a senator yet, and they’re adjusting to a new set of maps.