Senate Leader Atkins’ Statement on California Supreme Court Decision to Extend Redistricting Deadline

July 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the California Supreme Court’s decision to extend the August 15, 2021 deadline regarding the way federal and state districts are redrawn based on 2020 Census data results, which will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

“The Supreme Court’s decision will allow the California Redistricting Commission to undertake the careful and transparent redistricting process voters envisioned when the Commission was created more than a decade ago.

“The COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc on Californians and our economy, but we have been committed to meeting the constitutional duties delegated to the Legislature under the redistricting initiatives so that we can continue to best represent and serve our communities, and we initiated this court case as part of that commitment.”


Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: