Congressman Tom McClintock, who represents Truckee and previously our western county, lives in Elk Grove. (Maybe that explains why he keeps calling our region the “Sierras,” not the “Sierra.”)
Now our 1st Senate district representative Ted Gaines has followed in McClintock’s footsteps. We received an email newsletter earlier this week that Gaines was moving out of the district, from Rocklin to Roseville.
The Sacramento Bee has written an article about it. Good for them.
“State Sen. Ted Gaines is going home but leaving his 1st Senate District constituents behind, at least temporarily.
“Gaines recently told recipients of his district’s email newsletter that he and his family are leaving Rocklin after deciding to ‘temporarily move back into our long-time home in Roseville.’
“The Gaineses had moved to Rocklin following the state’s August 2011 political remap so Gaines could run for re-election in the new 1st Senate District, which includes Rocklin but not Roseville. Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, the senator’s wife, represents the 6th Assembly District, which covers both cities.
“It might not be the best thing to do politically, but it’s not illegal,” (an election-law expert) said in an email.”
The rest of the article is here.
A list of our representatives is here.