State Sen. Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel) might have to go house hunting if she wants to stay in the Legislature beyond next year, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Walters lives in and represents the 33rd Senate District.
But new district boundaries with new numbers, proposed Friday by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, switch Walters’ house to an even-numbered district.
There won’t be state Senate elections in even-numbered districts until 2014. But Walters’ four-year term expires in 2012.
Thus Walters is faced with three options. She can move into an odd-numbered district and run next year. She can remain in her new even-numbered district, stay out of office for two years, then run in 2014. Or she can run for an entirely different office next year.
Walters could not immediately be reached for comment.
The commission is scheduled to finalize its maps by the end July and submit them to the secretary of state by Aug. 15.
— TRACY WOOD