There are no male Anglo Democrats and no Black Democrats at all--none--on the State's fourteen member citizens redistricting commission. [link]
Here's the breakdown, by ethnicity and party:
Anglo Democrats: NONE.
Asian Democrats: Dai.
Black Democrats: NONE.
Latino Democrats: Aguirre, Ancheta, Blanco, Reyes.
Anglo Republicans: Barraba, Webber, Ward.
Asian Republicans: Ontai, Yao.
Black Republicans: NONE.
Latino Republicans: NONE.
Anglo DTS: DiGiulio, Forbes.
Asian DTS: NONE.
Black DTS: Malloy, Parvenu.
Latino DTS: NONE.
Interesting to note that only decline-to-state Blacks need to have applied, and no Latino Republicans need to have applied either.
Other interesting note: Jeanne Raya, above left, one of LA's three citizen commission members, is not only a Latino Democrat, but a former president of California La Raza Lawyers Association.
** See also Joseph Mailander’s analysis of first redistricting maps just released.
(Joseph Mailander is a writer and an observer. He blogs at street-hassle.blogspot.com where this column was first posted.) –cw
Tags: redistricting, California, La Raza, Redistricting Commission, Jeanne Raya
Vol 9 Issue 47
Pub: June 14, 2011