California State Sen. Fran Pavley, who currently represents Santa Monica as part of the 23rd district, "would be honored to represent" a new district. She spoke with Santa Monica Patch following Friday's release of California's newly drawn state, assembly and congressional maps.
The new district in question would be Senate District 27. The district will not include Santa Monica, which will be in the 26th district.
The state senator also said she looks "forward to continuing to represent" her current district.
“While I have not finalized any plans, I would be honored to represent the people of the newly drawn Senate District 27, I have life-long ties to this district," she told Santa Monica Patch. "I was raised in the San Fernando Valley and spent nearly 25 years as a middle school teacher in Moorpark. My husband and I raised our two children in Agoura Hills, and I was the first mayor of the city.
"I currently represent much of the west Valley as well as Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu, Topanga, and Westlake Village," she continued. "I look forward to continuing to represent the residents of those cities as well as the other residents of my current Senate District 23.”
According to the new maps, in addition to being in the 26th state district, Santa Monica will now be in the 33rd congressional district and the 50th assembly district.
In June, the California Citizens Redistricting Committee released a draft plan for new electoral boundaries. The plans showed new boundaries for California's 53 congressional districts, 40 state senate districts and 80 state assembly districts, as well as districts for the state Board of Equalization, which handles taxation issues.
Read more about the redistricting process, the commission, and the criteria used for the new districts in our article here. More information about the old Board of Equalization districts can be found here.