There have been recent Congressional District Information diaries where Kos user comments are talking about "how this person will never be beaten," or "even a scandal wouldn't change anyone's minds." To be frank, we're not looking for this kind of feedback. We want real, inside information about the Congressional Districts we cover in our diaries.
We'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from California's 39th Congressional District for information. Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.
What issues directly affect people in California's 39th Congressional District? My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for the 39th Congressional congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level. We understand this district may in fact have a bit conservative constituency but we're looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the state anyway. It helps for long-term planning.
We also plan on contacting Local and State Democratic Parties that cover each of the Congressional districts for more information. We first want to know what thoughts any of you Kossacks have.
We also know that the current representative of the district is Ed Royce.
U.S. House, California, District 39 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Ed Royce 57.8% 145,607
Democratic Jay Chen 42.2% 106,360
Total Votes: 251,967
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
Also, taking politics out of the equation, let others know if you've been to California's 39th Congressional District and can point out some good restaurants, venues and places to spend time in there.
So far, we only have the basic information. What issues should be documented? What important links / articles / information should be added to the wiki page?