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Congressman Announces Re-Election Bid

Rep. Jerry McNerney will move from the Tri-Valley and run for a new district in the San Joaquin Valley

Rep. Jerry McNerney announced today he will seek re-election in a new congressional district in the San Joaquin Valley.

The Democratic congressman said he plans to move from his home in Pleasanton into a residence in the new district for the 2012 election.

McNerney has represented his current district for the past five years. That district includes Lodi, Stockton and Manteca as well as Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville and a sliver of southern Santa Clara County.

The new district being proposed by the Calfornia Citizens Redistricting Commission creates a district that is made up mostly of San Joaquin County and eastern Contra Costa County. The cities include Lodi, Stockton, Lathrop, Antioch Oakley and Brentwood.

“This area has a resilient spirit, a strong sense of community and a great future ahead," McNerney said in a press release. "I’m deeply committed to this area and excited to continue working for San Joaquin and East Contra Costa counties.”

The Tri-Valley area is expected to move into a congressional district now represented by Democrat Pete Stark. San Ramon will be part of that district, too.

Danville is expected to become part of a new district that includes Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill and part of Martinez. Democrat George Miller says he plans to run in that district.

Brian Baker July 29, 2011 at 05:53 AM
Good Riddance. Happy to see you leave the Tri-Valley, since you didn't represent our best interests. Like a free agent in professional sports. change your jersey, and act out of self interest.
Sona Manzo July 29, 2011 at 10:51 PM
Thank you, Congressman McNerney, for your commitment and service to our community. We are sad to loose you but know the people of San Joaquin Valley are lucky to have you continuing to represent them, particularly as the area continues to struggle.
Rich Buckley September 28, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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