The first drafts are available and we are going to go through them one for the districts that are relevant for the Pomona Valley, San Bernardino and Riverside County. Districts have not been numbered yet, but I use the previous numbers as points of reference.
Board of Equalization: I guess we will have Orange and San Diego County’s BOE member as part of our district now in Ontario. So I will likely get more mailers from the Republicans running for this office. I do like George Runner, when he has little or no power to vote on socially conservative legislation and when he deals with money issues he’s a class act.
State Assembly: (Previous AD 59 and 63) Upland may get Democrats to represent them for the first time 1980 for all major offices even the State Assembly. Upland is the only San Bernardino County city included in the San Gabriel Foothills State Assembly district. This will be an open seat election since AD 63’s member Mike Morrell will likely have to face a battle royale against Tim Donnelly or run for State Senate when Bob Dutton gets termed out. AD 44 member Anthony Portantino will likely run in the district which got David Drier re-districted out. When I used the 2011 odd-year report from the Secretary of State, the district was basically even in registration between Democrats and Republicans.
AD 63 used to have Upland, but this replacement district will have Rancho Cucamonga, the mountain communities, Hesperia, San Bernardino and Highland. The big news on this draft is that Mike Morrell and Tim Donnelly will have to run against each other if they choose to stay in the State Assembly.
I thought this district would be safely Republican, but adding San Bernardino to the mix may make it more competitive.
Assembly District 61 is unchanged, but Norma Torres might be a frontrunner for the new congressional district.
Assembly District 62 removes San Bernardino. This new district gives us Colton, Rialto and Fontana. We might see the return of Joe Baca’s son to the State Assembly.
Assembly District 64 in Riverside County gets reconfigured. No longer covers all the way to Palm Desert, we have a Metro Riverside district that has Moreno Valley and Perris.
Then we also have another new district that includes Norco, Corona, Eastvale and unincorporated Riverside such as Rubidoux.
Bad thing for Brian Nestande is he will likely have to seek a new public office to run. He might have to run against Manuel Perez who also resides in the same new district.
Assembly District 65 is basically unchanged. it adds Menifee, removes Moreno Valley.
Assembly District 66, is purely in Riverside County it has Murrieta, Temecula and Lake Elsinore.
State Senate District 29: Bob Huff will still have a safe district. District 29 removes all of Chino to the district, removes most of Los Angeles County except for Diamond Bar and Walnut while adding Buena Park and most of Anaheim.
State Senate District 31: We see Riverside city being removed, but it goes thru Rancho Cucamonga to Twenty-nine Palms and as south as Menifee. Safe Republican district.
State Senate District 32: Unchanged except that, all of Chino gets reunited so Senator Mcleod’s block does not have to feel isolated. In the 2001 remap Gloria’s block was isolated in her district so people could vote for her and she would have a seat to run for. Also Grand Terrace gets to be part of this district.
State Senate District 36: Most of northern Riverside County gets reunited with Corona, Norco, Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris are the cities. Depending on the renumbering of the district we will see the first election in 2014 for its new representative.
State Senate District 37: The high desert and southern Riverside county comprise this district.
State Senate District 17: Sharon Runner will likely be redistricted in a new district so this new San Bernardino County High Desert, Inyo and Mono County district will be a open seat election. There will be another district where it will cover a portion of Kern County with High Desert Los Angeles County. Only problem with the commission website is they omitted the map from their site. However the district Sharon will be does lean Republican, but will be competitive with the right Democratic Party candidate.
CD 29, David Dreier gets moved to a Democratic Party open seat. (48D, 27R)
CD 42: Gary Miller will be placed in Judy Chu’s district. (40D, 28R)
Open Seat 1: Chino, Chino Hills, Pomona, Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga (34R, 43D)
Open Seat 2: Riverside will not have to deal with Ken Calvert anymore. Nice new district that has Moreno Valley, Riverside and Eastvale (37R,40D)
Open Seat 3: From San Dimas to El Monte to Azuza comes a Democratic Party friendly district. Which is where David Dreier would run if he doesn’t buy a new house before the end of the year.
Ken Calvert gets placed in a new district that is (45R,32D) Ken Calvert seems to have more than nine lives due to his prostitution and alleged corruption issues.
CD 41: Jerry Lewis gets redistricted with Joe Baca, he might need to move to high desert district that is only a mile from where he lives.
CD 43: District removes Ontario, adds Loma Linda and Highland.
CD 45: Mary Bono has been known for her competitive races against Democratic Party challengers wanting to unseat her. And those competitive races will still continue.
Thanks to the data from Redistricting Partners.