Report: Lawmaker Absent from Legal Residence

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state assemblyman from Sacramento does not appear to be living in the condo he bought so he could run for a seat in a newly drawn district.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Democratic Assemblyman Richard Pan began taking more than $28,000 in per diem payments last year, which helped him buy the condo in a neighborhood south of downtown. His home in Natomas, a neighborhood north of downtown, was in the same district as another Democratic lawmaker following redistricting in 2011.

State lawmakers are required to live within the districts they represent. Pan registered to vote and swore under penalty of perjury that he was living in the 9th Assembly District.

In a statement, Pan said he is following state law and spends time at multiple Sacramento residences.

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