default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Lodi Republicans can’t be delighted by new districts

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011 7:23 am | Updated: 10:33 am, Sat Aug 20, 2011.

It’s the middle of summer, but a cold day has dawned for Lodi Republicans — both Republican voters and Republican candidates hoping for an office in Sacramento or Washington, D.C.

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission released the final maps for Assembly, State Senate and Congressional districts this week, and Lodi finds itself in some very Democratic geography.

The accompanying table tells the story.

Instead of being part of heavily gerrymandered and safely Republican districts, Lodi is now part of three distinctly Democratic districts.

Like many of our readers, we supported the citizens’ redistricting commission because we thought it would draw more competitive districts that favor moderate candidates.

Whether or not that’s going to happen, we were surprised to see that California’s tilt to the left reached Lodi so quickly. The table shows THAT this leftish lean is not so much caused by the Democratic Party gaining adherents as it is Republicans losing to the “declined to state” category.

Lodi Republicans pondering a legislative seat — Alan Nakanishi, Brad Goehring, Tony Amador and Ricky Gill to name just four — suddenly can expect difficult races in the 2012 general election.

The citizens’ commission has succeeded in drawing more compact districts. Whether these districts produce moderate or fairly liberal Democrats is hard to foretell.

However, it’s pretty clear they won’t produce many Republicans — unless California Republicans move away from the positions that have prompted so many disappointed voters to decline to state a party preference.

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:11 am on Sat, Aug 20, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Another nothing article without a signature from the floundering hierarchy of the Lodi News-Sentinel.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:04 am on Sat, Aug 20, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    As a conservative, I am very pleased with this outcome. The sooner the democrats have complete control the better. I cannot think of a better way to reverse the liberal ways of California than to educate through personal experience. We will then experience the consequences as a result of their actions, laws and policies. I say bring it on...

    By the democrats having complete control, it will be very clear who should get credit or blame for the events to come.


Recent Comments

Posted 29 minutes ago by Shane Marcus.

Posted 39 minutes ago by Shane Marcus.

article: Woman, 56, arrested after car slams int…

Start getting your things in order, because you going to prison...


Posted 41 minutes ago by Shane Marcus.

article: Lodi water rates to go up

What's the average water bill in Lodi, and what would 2% bring it up to?


Posted 47 minutes ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Letter: Michael Brown started events th…

[thumbup] Great point Mike. I missed that and I'm sure a lot more did too.


Posted 54 minutes ago by Thomas Heuer.

article: Letter: Police officer did his job

Mike Knowing the political shifts that have gone on between republicans and democrats I avoid the mix-ups by using conservatives and libera…



Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists