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Berman, Low seek fresh Assembly terms in different districts

Original post made on Dec 28, 2021

Assembly member Marc Berman announced that he will seek a new term, with hopes to represent a freshly redrawn district. He will not have to face Assembly member Evan Low, who's eyeing an adjacent district.

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Posted by Jeremy Erman
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 28, 2021 at 1:07 am

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I thought the point of redistricting committees was to avoid squiggly, salamander-like shapes that divide districts into weird contorted shapes and divide communities and counties. I don't see the logic in these districts.

Or maybe the problem is that the provided map is virtually unreadable: it appears to have district lines and major roads clearly marked, but practically leaves out San Francisco Bay. I zoomed in and out, trying to see the peninsula coastline, but couldn't make sense of it: the Bay is inexplicably colored green, just like the land around it. Major portions of the districts shown appear to be in the middle of the bay, making those districts appear to cover more land area than they really do, and to be less contorted then they actually are, land-wise.


Posted by LAHscot
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:01 am

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Pity. Can someone recommend a dem I can vote for besides Berman?! Looks like I will be voting GOP if he is the only choice, first since 1971.


Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 28, 2021 at 2:27 pm

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Vicki Veenker if only she’d run again. We missed an opportunity by not voting her in in 2016. Berman edged her out. Perfect example of why campaign finance reform is needed. The Berman campaign achieved the advantage of name recognition via a deluge of slick flyers. The fine print made clear who had Party support.


Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm

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Tragic we have cynical, lockstep one party rule.
I wish we had moderates from both parties around here. We used to.


Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 28, 2021 at 3:47 pm

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California is a mess statewide and locally because of progressive liberals, aka Democrats. These two Assembly members are nothing more than Scott Weiner wannabes. It's time for voters to wake up and wipe the slate clean. One party has had a stranglehold on California politics for decades and look what we have. Rampant crime waves, increased lawlessness and homelessness, a rise in the murder rate, a failing public school system and much more, along with a laundry list of promises left unfulfilled. Is this really what you want for your children, grandchildren and generations to come ? If the answer is no, then vote for anyone else running against these two and send a message to Sacramento. We're fed up with failed progressive policies.

Einstein has been credited with stating that "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." What we need is radical change. We need to elect moderate leaders, Republican, Democrat or Independents who will work together for all Californians, are fiscally responsible, want law and order (as in support the police), reasonable tax rates, improvement in the school system and sanity. Just think about that before you cast your vote in the next election cycle. Enough is enough.