I’m still looking at the maps. It appears that Stark, who last I heard was registered to vote in San Leandro, would have to face a fellow Democratic incumbent next year under the first draft of the congressional district maps.
Grouped with San Leandro, Hayward and Union City are Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, which is home to Rep. Jerry McNerney. It would be interesting to see if Stark would step aside or fight for the seat. His folks told me last week that at this point Stark is planning to run in 2012.