A Title Lost: California’s Legislative Historian

Associate Governmental Program Analyst. Agricultural Technician III. Data Processing Manager. Most job titles in California State Government are formulaic series of words that, while useful in understanding the duties of the position, are so wickedly unimaginative that you have to wonder if they were created by a committee. Yes, in fact, they were. But sometimes, […]

SD32: Norma Torres wins election to Senate

In today’s Special Election to fill the vacancy created by Senator Negrete McLeod’s departure for Congress, Norma J. Torres was easily elected to the upper house. Although the counting of ballots is far from complete, it appears that Assemblymember Torres won in the heavily Democratic Senate District 32. She may be sworn into the 1,146th member […]

California Political Maps

For the true California politics enthusiast, it’s hard to imagine something more exciting that finding a useful new resource. As someone who has spent many hours building a library of legislative district maps, I was very impressed by the new maps sold by the people over at California Political Maps. Although they could have been a […]