Big local changes in new state political maps


The political landscape of Tulare, Kings and Fresno counties have an entirely new look and it could lead to seismic shifts of influence throughout the area.

Following months of work, the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Committee released the final map of the state’s new voting districts reflecting the outcome of the 2020 US Census count. For the first time ever, California saw shrinkage in its population and the loss of a seat in the US Congress.


Visalia to See All New Faces

Most radical among the local alterations is the division of the major population centers of Visalia and Tulare into separate districts for not only congressional representation, but also on the state level in the Assembly and Senate. The practical upshot of this rearrangement is Visalia will need to choose an entirely new set of representatives in the next general election, as the city will no longer be…

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