Oak Run man rallies to split California in two

POSTED: 6:35 PM Jul 23 2013
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OAK RUN, Calif. -

Former lawmaker Stan Statham of Oak Run is back with a new plan to split California into two states at either the Tehachapi Mountains or along the San Andreas fault line.

He is just beginning the campaign but he already has a bumper sticker.

He is proposing a plan to divide the state into either a north and a south state or an inland and coastal state with roughly equal populations. Statham said although a favorable popular vote would be helpful, it isn't necessary. He said he only needs state and federal approval.

When asked why he wants to split the state, Statham said he has always felt that California was too big and he wants a state with fewer regulations.

Right now, Stan is writing a book and putting together a website. He said he hopes to fully launch the "Two Californias" campaign by October.