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FEDERAL SHUTDOWN: Day 35 

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTORY UPDATES:

  • AD77 (North San Diego): changed Assemblymember Brian Maienschein from Republican to Democrat

DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • SD13 (San Mateo): added Burlingame councilmember Michael Brownrigg (D)
  • SD15 (San Jose): added former assemblymember Nora Campos (D)
  • AD77 (North San Diego): changed from Leans Republican to Likely Democrat

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From the CapitolEureka! On this date in 1848, gold was discovered by James W. Marshall on the site of John Sutter's sawmill. A week later, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in Mexico City, transferring much of the American Southwest following the Mexican-American war to the United States. California was admitted as a state 949 days later in the historically ugly congressional "Compromise of 1850."

And, Sacramento was born.

I SCREWED UP: Well, I admit when I screw up, and I did so yesterday on the item on Tuesday's PG&E presser. I wrote that the spokesperson at the victims event on the south steps was former assemblymember Kerry Mazzoni. Rather, it was former state senator Noreen Evans, who is an attorney representing the victims of 2017 and 2018 Northern California fires.  Both are former assemblymembers with a background of fighting PG&E particularly on behalf of Marin County residents. I know I'm not the only one to have swapped the two, as I've heard many others do it over the years.

Anyway, I didn't think it needed a special email correction, but I corrected online right away and tweeted out the correction. Follow me @scottlay to see corrections and random thoughts and retweets.

AND THEN THERE WERE 19: After a close re-election to AD77 (North San Diego), Assemblymember Brian Maienschein is changing his party registration from Republican to Democrat. This morning, his website was redistricted to the Assembly Republican Caucus page, although at the time of this writing is still listed on the Assembly online roster as a Rep. The caucus controls the member pages, while the Chief Clerk controls the roster and a confirmation of the registration change likely has to be submitted. H/t to CALmatters's Laurel Rosenhall, who had sufficient time for coffee this morning to get ahead of most of us on this development.

Maienschein's current committee assignments are:

Budget

Member

Budget Subcommittee #2 on Education Finance

Member

Communications and Conveyance

Member

Education

Member

Housing and Community Development

Vice Chair

Human Services

Vice Chair

Judiciary

Vice Chair

A big question all Assembly Democrat committee chairs have this morning is whether one of them will be bumped for the new member of the family. 

Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) called Maienschein a "turncoat" in a release today. Waldron represents the district adjacent to the north of Maienschein's. Waldron's district is quite conservative (Trump+7.5), while Maienschein's has been trending Democrat-independent (Clinton+16.3). Even with his change, he may find it difficult to sell a majority after his change in 2020 on the same ballot as Donald Trump. It depends how Inspector Gadget much the Democrats go with their open arms.

The Assembly Republican Caucus is now down to 19 of the 80 members, or 23.75%. That's almost identical to statewide GOP registration, which was 24.04% as of October 22, 2018. The last time the GOP had a majority was after the 1994 elections, although it didn't become operative until a year later following the Doris Allen recall.

In December, California Supeme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye changed her registration from Republican to No Party Preference. She stated the move was largely over the handling of the confirmation hearings of California Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh. Before Maienschein, the most recent change in registration of a member in office was Nathan Fletcher from GOP to NPP in 2012. Before that, Juan Arambula, whose son Joaquin Arambula now serves as a Democrat, changed from Democrat to No Party Preference.

Party changesKevin Liao, press secretary to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, tweets that Maienschein is the fifth member of the Assembly to change parties while in office since 1995. None were re-elected with either the change to independent or another party, and in some cases it was in preparation for a local election. Laio provides the list to the right of this graf.

The last direct Republican to Democrat direct change was Jean Moorehead of Sacramento, who changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat in 1981 and ran for successful reelection as a Democrat in 1982.

Several others have changed offices before or after serving in the Assembly. Some of the notable names that group think in the Twitterverse this morning of those living changing include:

  • Paul Horcher: Republican->Democrat (after office)
  • Brian Setencich: Republican->Decline to State (after office)
  • Elaine Alquist: Republican->Democrat (before office)
  • Nicole Parra: Democrat->Decline to State (after office)
  • Cong. Mark DeSaulnier: Republican->Democrat (before office)
  • Sen. Bill Dodd: Republican->Democrat (before office)
  • Sen. Jerry Hill: Republican->Democrat (before office)

Sorry these aren't in chronological order. This just broke and I'm out of time!

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