Hey, this may be a stupid question, but do all of you know who your Congressional representative is, or even what congressional district you live in? It’s easy enough for us: the awesome Kirsten Gillibrand beat John Sweeney (y’know, the arsehole who coordinated the Republican goon mobs that flummoxed the recount in Florida 2000, while finding time to go to frat parties in his fifties and by the way – according to a 911 call – was beating his wife) in New York 20th district last time around. She’s become quite a sensation, as I’ll detail later in October.
But because I’m an out-of-touch elitist, we also “live” in two other places: an apartment in Brooklyn that we sublet to a pirate named Jack, and our house in Venice, CA that we rent. Apparently the Park Slope place is in New York’s 11th district, first represented by the scalawag Beriah Palmer in 1803, the ruthless William Randolph Hearst in 1903, and now helmed by the affable Yvette Parker.
Hearst was a Democrat. How crazy is that?
shaded area: CA-36; non-shaded: CA-30
Finding out our district here in LA was a little harder – the map seems to imply that our bedroom is in California’s 30th district, and Lucy’s bedroom is in California’s 36th district. That means Lucy’s congressional representative is Jane Harman, who once ran for Governator back in the crazy late ’90s.
Jane Harman is married to Sidney Harman, the founder of harman/kardon Inc., coincidentally the maker of our home stereo, which Lucy likes quite a lot, especially when we watch the Tar Heels with stereo sound.
Somehow, after this research, I have a more steadfast handle on my situation.
How about you? Know your district? Like your rep? Planning on doing something about it?