Thanks to Marie Lakin for sending in this flyer that Hannah-Beth Jackson has been using. Thanks for reading and leaving comments.
Hannah-Beth Jackson has endorsed Proposition 11, the redistricting measure on this year's budget.
Click here for a summary on a news website I discovered called Ballotpedia. It has arguments and information about both sides.
Click here for the campaign website in favor of proposition 11.
Click here for the campaign website against proposition 11. I don't see a website against the initiative. If you see a website please leave a link.
I seem to remember a story that Tony Strickland is also in favor of Proposition 11. If you have a link to his comments about his support leave a comments and a link.
Hannah-Beth Jackson endorses Proposition 11 to establish independent citizen's commission to oversee state reapportionment
Former State Assemblymember and State Senate candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson today endorsed Proposition 11 on the November ballot. Proposition 11 would create a 14 member Independent Citizen's Commission to conduct the state's post-census political reapportionment.
"Politicians should not be drawing their own districts, it is an obvious and inherent conflict of interest," Jackson stated. "As a member of the State Assembly I supported efforts, such as those by State Senator Alan Lowenthal, to reform the state's redistricting process. But partisan wrangling always strangled comprehensive reform. Proposition 11 is not perfect, but it is much better than accepting another decade of excessive partisanship and legislative gridlock."
Proposition 11 is supported by a broad bipartisan coalition including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor Gray Davis, the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the California Chamber of Commerce.
Hannah-Beth-Jackson is running in what observers say is the only competitive State Senate District in the entire state this year. Senate District 19 was drawn in 2001 as part of a back-room "incumbent protection plan" that was specifically designed to give a "safe district" to every incumbent of both parties who sought reelection. Senate District 19 is only competitive this year because of a substantial and unanticipated shift in the makeup of the district's voter registration.
"Competitive elections are the lifeblood of democracy," Jackson added. "The public interest is lost when incumbent politicians cannot lose. We need elected leaders who are responsive and not afraid to test their ideas in the political marketplace. I was elected to the Assembly from a competitive seat and expect to be elected to the Senate from one as well."