The Los Angeles County district attorney's office searched two houses last week trying to figure out where state Senator Roderick Wright lives (and if it's in his district), according to the LA Times. Wright represents the 25th District, which covers Rancho Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Compton, Hawthorne, Inglewood, and nearby areas. One house searched was in that district, the second was in the 26th District, which covers a considerable amount of LA proper, including Hollywood. The searches are based on a year-old tip to the DA's Public Integrity Division, and Wright told the Times "he would have no comment on the investigation until and unless 'there is something being brought forth.'"
Property Shark has the dirt, though, and there are three houses listed there as belonging to Wright: a three bedroom, four bathroom house in Baldwin Hills (in the 26th District, bottom image -- nice!); a two bedroom, two bathroom house in Manchester Square (also in the 26th); and a property in Inglewood with a single family house and a four unit building on it (that one's in his district, top right image). According to the Times, this last address is where he's registered to vote, but assessor records say the Baldwin Hills home is owner-occupied.
Incidentally, Wright's official bio says he has a degree in urban studies/city planning from Pepperdine, where "he specialized in affordable housing and developed properties in south Los Angeles."
It's not a crime for a state senator to live outside his district, but if Wright is (And hey, maybe he spends two and a third days a week at each place.), he could be sued and lose his seat.
· D.A. searches two homes in probe of state Sen. Roderick Wright [LA Times]