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Assemblyman Hall interested in proposed new congressional district in Compton

June 17, 2011 |  6:27 pm

Hall State Assemblyman Isadore Hall (D-Compton) announced Friday that he intends to run for a new congressional district outlined in the first draft of new district maps released by the California Citizens Redistricting Committee.

As drawn, the new district would include Compton -– where Hall previously served on the City Council and school board –- as well as Carson, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lynwood and part of Los Angeles and unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Hall, who was first elected to the Assembly in 2008, said he will not run if Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) decides to make a bid for the seat. No congressional incumbent currently lives in the district.

Also Friday, state Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) announced that he will run for Congress in a neighboring district, which represents Long Beach. Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) represents parts of both new proposed districts.

The redistricting committee released the first round of maps June 10, but the lines will not be finalized until August. This is the first time California’s political boundaries have been drawn by an independent panel rather than party leaders.


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Photo: Assemblyman Isadore Hall