THE DISTRICT

THE 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Ricky Gill is a candidate for Congress in California's 9th Congressional District, where he was born and raised. The 9th District includes communities in San Joaquin County, East Contra Costa County, and South Sacramento County.


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BACKGROUND

Following every federal census, each state in the nation must redraw the boundaries of its political districts to accurately reflect new population statistics. California voters passed ballot measures in 2008 and 2010 that transferred this responsibility from elected officials to the people and established a nonpartisan Citizens Redistricting Commission. The current 9th District was drawn by the Commission, which is scheduled to certify final maps on August 15, 2011.

For more information on the Citizens Redistricting Commission, visit www.wedrawthelines.ca.gov