Residency law should be enforced

08/25/2014 2:08 PM

08/27/2014 11:46 AM

Re "Residency law used selectively," (Capitol & California, Aug. 25): Dan Walters' article reminded me of Thomas McClintock's residency. He has never lived in the Sierra foothills, where he should. When first elected, there was discussion about where he really lived, and so the residency was pushed aside.

However, in Walters' article, he makes it clear that the law says a politician should live in the area he represents. Unfortunately, this law is not enforced in most areas. The article points out that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has successfully prosecuted nine politicians for violating the residency law.

Clearly this law should be enforced, or will this Sacramento resident be elected again?

-- Dale Shuttleworth, Colfax

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