Geographical Interlopers

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Dear Editor,
    In “Chronicle Endorsements” [News, Feb. 16], the editorial board says that Congressional District (CD) 25, “anchored near Ft. Worth, ... reaches southward into Travis and Hays counties,” and then endorses Chris Perri in the Democratic primary and says that the board thought highly also of candidate Julie Oliver. Yes, well, where CD 25 doesn't reach is to 7903 Swindon Lane, where Perri lives, according to Googles leading to the Search.com, BlockShopper.com, and Nuwber.com webpages, nor to 115 Nellie Street, where Oliver lives according to the Travis County Appraisal District website. Both of those locations are CD 21, not CD 25. As long as we have gerrymandered districts and there isn't an incumbent Democrat in CD 21, is it too much to ask for Perri and Oliver to run instead in their own districts rather than commandeering CD 25 as geographical interlopers? Ditto, as regards 10120 Vaquero Trail (CD 10), where candidate Chetan Panda lives according to Zabasearch.com, Nuwber.com, and Neighbor.me?
    So I'll be voting for West Hansen, who actually lives in CD 25, and does not favor, as the other CD 25 resident according to her campaign website favors, thorium-powered electricity (think nuclear, via a simple Wikipedia check), much less distributed thorium-powered electricity (think nuclear waste being generated at many locations).
Chris Kuykendall
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