How many more Cardoza visits?

U.S. Representative Dennis Cardoza (D-Atwater) stopped by The Record for another visit with our editorial board on Wednesday.

He’s done so frequently during the past decade or so. He was first elected to Congress in 2002.

Cardoza’s oddly drawn district has a tentacle that comes up and grabs a portion of San Joaquin County and Stockton. It’s not unusual. Most Congressional districts are shaped somewhat like ink blots.

Cardoza has done an admirable job both serving our city and county and making himself available to residents. That all could change when re-districting happens and new Congressional boundaries are drawn.

It’s likely — maybe even probable — that there will be more geographical sense and less incumbent safety built into the new maps. Cardoza, in all likelihood, could end up running in a district that does not include Stockton.

“I’m moving forward as if my district boundary will not change,” he said. “It would be unfortunate because there’s a lot of things we’ve worked on over the years. I would like to see those through.”

The positive aspect of a new district is that San Joaquin County could be less chopped up than it is now for state and federal representation. But there are no guarantees someone with more local ties would do a better job for us than Cardoza or Jerry McNerney.

We’ll wait and see.

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