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Contact: Patrick McGuire

patrick.mcguire@crc.ca.gov

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New Leaders Take Helm of California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Connie Malloy & Angelo Ancheta Pledge a Strong Transition for Incoming 2020-2030 Commission

Sacramento, CA (April 1st, 2019) – Today, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission is excited to announce that Connie Malloy has become the Chair of the Commission as it enters the final phase of its 10-year term.  Angelo Ancheta has become the Vice Chair. Together, their immediate focus will be to ensure a robust, diverse applicant pool for the 2020 Commission selection process which will be administered by the California State Auditor.

Since first Commission’s formation in 2010, Malloy, Ancheta and their 12 Commissioner colleagues have overseen the creation and implementation of fair political districts, redesigning California’s citizen representation across the Assembly, Senate, Congressional and Board of Equalization maps. California became the first State in the nation to use a truly independent commission of citizens reflecting the State’s political, geographic, and demographic diversity to determine its legislative maps.

“I’m so proud of the work we’ve done as a Commission to ensure fair representation for all Californians,” shared Ms. Malloy. “Voters should pick politicians, not the other way around. Our state’s groundbreaking independent Commission puts the power of redistricting back in the hands of everyday people and I’m honored to lead the first Commission as we prepare to enter our tenth and final year.”

 

In addition to leading the current Commission as the open application cycle and transition to the second Commission begins, Ms. Malloy and Mr. Ancheta also aim to continue to lift up California’s Commission as a model for other states that are moving to independent commissions or considering them to address challenges such as partisan gerrymandering and voter disengagement.

Outside of her work as a Commissioner, Ms. Malloy serves as Portfolio Director at the James Irvine Foundation where she leads grantmaking portfolios investing in workforce and economic development, as well as voter and civic engagement.  Mr. Ancheta is an attorney whose career in the nonprofit and academic sectors has focused on civil rights, constitutional law, and appellate advocacy.

“California’s Independent Commission is a model for the rest of the nation,” commented Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State.  “The Commission is a vital part of creating a fair and representative democracy. Under Connie and Angelo’s leadership, I am confident in the Commission’s continued success.”

After voters approved ballot initiatives in 2008 and 2010 to give the power to draw maps to the citizen commission, more than 30,000 people applied. Fourteen commissioners held 100 meetings and drew congressional and legislative districts that reflected the will of the people.

“The California model is the gold-standard for citizen-led redistricting,” said Rey López-Calderón, J.D, the Executive Director of California Common Cause.” It launched a national movement. We encourage California residents to continue to show the nation what is possible when people, not self-interested politicians, draw the lines.”

The 2020 Commission selection process will begin in June 2019 in order to select the 2020-2030 Commissioners who will use Census 2020 data and public input to shape electoral district maps for public elected officials chosen for the House of Representatives, the California legislature, and the Board of Equalization.  

Connie Malloy and Angelo Ancheta are available for interviews and comment on issues related to the Commission, redistricting and fair and transparent elections. To learn more about the Commissioner application process, please visit: www.shapecaliforniasfuture.com

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California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission is a 14-member Commission charged with redrawing California’s Senate, Assembly, State Board of Equalization, and Congressional districts based on information gathered during the census. The Commission must draw the State Senate, Assembly, State Board of Equalization, and Congressional districts in conformity with strict, nonpartisan rules designed to create districts of relatively equal population that will provide fair representation for all Californians.  To learn more about the California Citizens Redistricting Commission visit http://www.wedrawthelines.ca.gov/

 

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July 29th Press Conference

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Press Releases

  • 07.29.11 Press Release | Preliminary Final Maps Vote ( English )
  • 07.24.11 Press Release | Meeting Summary for July 22-24 ( English )
  • 07.22.11 Press Release | Meeting Summary for July 21 ( English )
  • 07.14.11 Press Release | Line Drawing Continues ( English )
  • 07.12.11 Press Release | Next Step: Interactive Visualizations ( English )
  • 07.09.11 Press Release | Commission Amends Map Release Schedule ( English )
  • 07.03.11 Press Release | Meeting Summary for July 3rd – Sacramento ( English )
  • 06.29.11 Press Release | Meeting Summary for June 29th – Sacramento ( English )
  • 06.24.11 Press Release | Last Call for Public Testimony Before June 28th Deadline ( English )
  • 06.23.11 Press Release | Meeting Summary for June 23rd – Fresno ( English )
  • 06.21.11 Press Release | Deadline to Submit Written Public Comment is June 28th ( English )
  • 06.16.11 Press Release | Commission Moves Release of 2nd Draft Maps to June 12th ( English )
  • 06.15.11 Press Release | Public Testimony Round Two – Have we heard from your Community? ( English )(Updated 6-16-11 with corrected phone number)
  • 06.13.11 Press Release | CRC Announces IFB for In Line Process Review ( English )
  • 06.09.11 Press Release | Message from the CRC On Release of Draft District Maps (English)
  • 06.02.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Summary for June 1st and 2nd ( English )
  • 05.31.11 Press Release | CRC Releases Video: Two Minute Video Demystifies Redistricting Process, Calls For Public To Get Involved (English)
  • 05.21.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Summary for May 21st ( English )
  • 05.10.11 Press Release | CRC Calls for Public Comment by May 23 Deadline for 1st Draft Maps (English)
  • 05.06.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Summary for May 5th and 6th (English)
  • 05.04.11 Press Release | CRC Continues Southern California Public Input Hearings (English)
  • 05.03.11 Press Release | CRC Continues Southern California Public Input Hearings On The Drawing of Congressional, Legislative and Board of Equalization Districts (English)
  • 04.28.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Summary for April 27th & 28th (English)
  • 04.19.11 Press Release | CRC Comes to Southern California To Hold Public Input Hearings On The Drawing of Congressional, Legislative and Board of Equalization Districts (English)
  • 04.11.11 Press Release | CRC Launches Public Input Hearings (English)
  • 04.08.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Synopsis (English)
  • 04.07.11 Press Release | CRC Votes to Retain Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher for Voting Rights Act Counsel (English)
  • 03.29.11 Press Release | CRC Releases Schedule of Public Input Hearings in Drawing Congressional and Legislative Districts (English)
  • 03.27.11 Press Release | Workshop Openings Announced by The Redistricting Group at Berkeley Law – Press Release(English)
  • 03.25.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Synopsis (English)
  • 03.24.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Synopsis (English)
  • 03.22.11 Press Release | Poised to Enter Into Public Input Hearing Phase, Commission Hires Voting Rights Act Counsel and Technical Expert in Line Drawing (English)
  • 03.19.11 Press Release | CRC Announces Staff Associate Government Program Analyst Job Opening – Press Release1 (English)
  • 03.19.11 Press Release | CRC Awards Contract to Q2 Data and Research for Technical Expertise in Line Drawing (English)
  • 03.18.11 Press Release | CRC Awards Contract to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for Voting Rights Act Legal Counsel (English)
  • 03.14.11 Press Release | CRC to Consider Applicants and Bidders for Voting Rights Act Counsel and Technical Expert in Drawing District Lines (English)
  • 03.09.11 Press Release | CRC Announces Voting Rights Act Staff Attorney Position (English)
  • 03.03.11 Press Release | CRC Seeks Technical Expert To Assist in Drawing District Boundries (English)
  • 03.02.11 Press Release | CRC Seeks Voting Rights Act Legal Counsel (English)
  • 02.27.11 Press Release | CRC Hears from Groups on Educational Outreach Efforts (English)
  • 02.25.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Synopsis (English)
  • 02.24.11 Press Release | CRC Meeting Synopsis (English)
  • 12.16.10 Press Release | First 14-Member Citizens Redistricting Commission Fully Formed (English)
  • 12.10.10 Press Release | First Eight Members of the Citizens Redistricting Commission Reconvene to Select Final Six Members
    (English)
  • 11.29.10 Media Advisory | First Meeting of the 8 Commissioners (English)
  • 11.18.10 Press Release | First Eight Commission Members Randomly Selected (English)
  • 11.16.10 Media Advisory | Random Selection for First 8 Commissioners (English)
  • 09.24.10 Press Release | Applicant Review Panel Narrows List to 60 of the Most Qualified Applicants (English)
  • 09.21.10 Media Advisory | Applicant Review Panel Holds Final Meeting on Redistricting Commission (English)
  • 08.17.10 Press Release | Applicant Review Panel Interviews the Remaining 120 Applicants (English)
  • 07.22.10 Press Release | 120 Applicants Selected For Interviews (English)
  • 07.01.10 Press Release | 309 Applicants Eliminated (English)
  • 06.14.10 Press Release | 3,924 Applicants Eliminated (English)
  • 04.20.10 Press Release | Supplemental Final Numbers (English)
  • 03.25.10 Press Release | Supplemental Application Extension (English)
  • 03.19.10 Press Release | Supplemental Application Webinar (English)
  • 02.25.10 Press Release | Public Meeting Advisory (English)
  • 02.17.10 Press Release | Auditor Final Numbers (English)
  • 02.08.10 Press Release | Auditor Extension (English)
  • 01.08.10 Press Release | 5000 Applications (English)
  • 12.15.09 Press Release | Application Process Opens (English)
  • 12.15.09 Media Advisory | Application Process Opens (Sacramento) (Los Angeles)
  • 12.09.09 Media Advisory | Roundtable (English)
  • 11.19.09 Press Release | Website Launch (English)
  • 11.16.09 Press Release | Applicant Review Panel Selection (English)
  • 10.20.09 Press Release | CA Auditor Regulations Adopted (English) (Spanish)
  • 09.08.09 Press Advisory | 9/14 Public Hearing (English)
  • 09.02.09 Press Release | Proposed Application (English) (Spanish)
  • 08.04.09 Press Release | CA Auditor Regulations (English)

Press Kit Materials

Background of the California Redistricting Commission (English) (Spanish)

Who Can Serve on the Commission? Eligibility Requirements (English) (Spanish)

Fact Sheet on Redistricting and the Citizens Redistricting Commission (English) (Spanish)

Redistricting Commissions – A Growing Trend (English) (Spanish)

Top 10 Questions Regarding the Citizen’s Redistricting Commission (English) (Spanish)