SAN LEANDRO COULD BE REPRESENTED BY SEN. LONI HANCOCK; ASM. SANDRE SWANSON IN ASSEMBLY
|California State Senate districts as proposed|
Friday by the Citizens'Redistricting Commission.
The potential loss of Corbett, who is very popular in San Leandro, is likely to face stiff opposition. Following her stint as mayor, she also represented the city in the state assembly for eight years and easily won re-election to the state senate last November.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi could also be drawn out of San Leandro. The commission appears intent on coupling the city along with Alameda and nearby neighborhoods in Oakland.
|California Assembly districts proposed Friday.|
The new senate maps were not the only potential problem for Corbett's political future and possibly Hayashi. The congressional district held by Rep. Pete Stark may become vastly more moderate if draft maps include Alameda County's more agricultural constituents in the east. Corbett, along with Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi and a host of potential candidates have kept a keen eye on Stark's seat, if he were to retire. Both Corbett and Hayashi are two of the most liberal members of the State Legislature.