State Auditor Elaine Howle reads the first person selected in a random drawing to select the first eight members of the state’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission at the Secretary of State auditorium in Sacramento on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The first person selected was Democrat Jeanne Raya.
State Auditor Elaine Howle reads the first person selected in a random drawing to select the first eight members of the state’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission at the Secretary of State auditorium in Sacramento on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The first person selected was Democrat Jeanne Raya. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
State Auditor Elaine Howle reads the first person selected in a random drawing to select the first eight members of the state’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission at the Secretary of State auditorium in Sacramento on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The first person selected was Democrat Jeanne Raya. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.