Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:59 AM
SHRED (11,350 posts)
The 49th District?
I am confused.
I reside in Encinitas, CA (92024). My understanding is that starting in 2013 my District will change from the 50th (Bilbray) to the 49th(Issa)?
Is this correct?
I am having a hard time finding anything online.
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The 49th District? (Original post)
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Response to SHRED (Original post)
Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:21 AM
Sekhmets Daughter (7,485 posts)
1. Bilbray has been replaced by Hunter....
Which name was on your ballot....Hunter or Issa....Or are you telling us you didn't vote last month?
Oh yes, Issa is the rep for the 49th district and Hunter, the 50th
Response to SHRED (Reply #2)
Sun Dec 2, 2012, 05:58 AM
stuffmatters (317 posts)
5. I was shocked last spring To see Encinitas redistricted to Issa
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I'd tried for months to follow the new boundaries and maps as the lines were announced, but coastal north county was indecipherable up until the closing day(!) of the filing to run for Congress. Del Mar east of the freeway up to south Orange County all got given to Issa. It was infuriating, especially to liberal Solana Beach, Cardiff,Encinitas proper and Leucadia to be buried in Issaland. Essentially without notice.
Billbray, Encinitas' former Rep, lost to a Democrat. More good news seems to be that, due to this redistricting, Issa actually only got 60% in this last election. He now actually has a constituency where a substantial percentage are no longer low info voters. Doug Manchester now owns both the SD Union Tribune & North County Times, so Dems will have no media recourse or fair treatment there. And The Reader has always been useless. But The Coast News and,now that our district is partially in Orange County, their Weekly definitely our friends.
It's wonderful that SD Mayor and City Council went Democratic. And as far as North SD Coastal, both the County Board of Supervisors and Encinitas City Council flipped Democratic. In this climate, I'm really hopeful that two years of organizing, educating the District on every Issa vote,(even if it's by freeway blogger) and a popular liberal candidate (Jerry T was pretty much an unknown) can push Issa out of office in 2014. It's a downright embarrassment he represents Encinitas.
In the meantime, now that Encinitas City Council is Democratic, maybe they'll raise the minimum wage like San Jose just did. That would go a long way towards easing the damage the former City Council caused by sneaking a Walmart in without public approval.