EDITOR: The new 2nd Congressional District configuration has been made even more confusing by recent articles in your paper. For the record, the redistricted 2nd District is not the "Lynn Woolsey seat." Woolsey will not have a seat because she is retiring.

The redistricting commission combined most of two districts currently represented by Mike Thompson and Woolsey. This new 2nd District covers western Sonoma and all of Marin, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties. It extends from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. When filing ends, there may be as many as 11 candidates for that seat.

Thompson is not one of them because he lives in Napa, and that is not a part of the new 2nd District. Thompson will run in the newly configured 5th Congressional District, which encompasses Santa Rosa to Rohnert Park and includes the Sonoma Valley, southwestern Lake County, Napa County and parts of Solano and Contra Costa counties.


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