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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - December 28, 2012

Joan Buchanan: A legislator all our own

by Jeb Bing

State Assemblywoman heads off to Sacramento Jan. 7 in her new role as Pleasanton's sole legislator because of newly-aligned political districts. For her first two terms in the Assembly, Buchanan represented only a sliver of the city with the 15th Assembly District comprising about 15% of the city's northeast side. Now she has it all in an alignment that puts Pleasanton in the same district as Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville. It's a change Pleasanton business, civic and political leaders have sought for years since earlier realignments, initiated by the State Legislature largely along party lines, split Pleasanton into three districts.

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