LA Wave Newspaper: Janice Hahn mulling campaign for "Compton Congressional District"
“I don’t know what I’m going to do. The commission has taken my district out from under me. The 36th District in which I have lived and worked for many years and was elected to represent no longer exists. They removed my base — the Harbor, Wilmington, San Pedro (where I live) — and put them in the new Compton District. They’ve redrawn the lines of my 36th District into a ‘coastal district’ that includes Palos Verdes Peninsula, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Topanga, Calabasas and Agoura Hills. I have no base there. This is not the district I was elected in. This is Rep. Henry Waxman’s longtime stronghold. They’ve taken me completely out of it. Now my supporters who worked hard to get me elected are accusing me of abandoning my people. I’m not abandoning them; they’re being taken away from me and put into Compton! I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
The commission is scheduled to take its final vote on its redistricting maps Thursday.
If Hahn does run for the Compton District, she will most likely face Congresswoman Laura Richardson.
Scott Johnson in CD 14