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WGNA District 15 Senate Candidate Forum
The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association is hosting this nonpartisan forum to introduce the candidates for the District 15 Senate seat in the upcoming 2020 election. The format of the event will be equal time Q&A with time for audience questions at the end. Senate District 15 is comprised of 950,000 residents and encompasses a large portion of Santa Clara County, stretching from Cupertino east to Mount Hamilton and from Los Gatos north to San Jose’s Alum Rock District. The cities of Cupertino...
The 2 big disagreements between the 2020 Democratic candidates on Medicare-for-all
Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call The Democrats running for president in 2020, while sharing a general goal of “expanding health coverage,” have two fundamental disagreements about health care. One is on the policy: Would the best insurance system be one fully funded by the federal government? The Democrats who support Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all bill are saying it is, while other candidates prefer to build more gradually on the public-private system we have now or openly running against the...
A Primer on the Democratic Presidential Candidates' Housing Plans
Four from the large field of Democratic challengers have released very detailed proposals. Others have talked more broadly about the need for a national housing strategy.
Proposition 13 treats all California property taxes the same. Voters could change that in 2020
Voters will likely consider a proposal in 2020 to limit Proposition 13's tax limits to homeowners, boosting assessments on commercial properties and using much of the money on K-12 schools.
Is it time to regulate biohacking? California thinks so.
Getty Images/iStockphoto California wants to make it clear that tinkering with your own genes is a “don’t try this at home” sort of thing. The state is making it illegal to sell a do-it-yourself genetic engineering kit unless it comes with a clear warning stating that “the kit is not for self-administration.” This is a notable escalation of an effort to regulate biohacking, a movement that’s gotten people interested in hacking their genomes — although it bears noting that right now, nobody ap...
Youngest contender emerges in San Jose Council race
Marshall Woodmansee is expected to become the youngest candidate in the 2020 local elections after he filed papers on Wednesday to run for San Jose City Council. In an interview with San José Spotlight, Woodmansee said he wants to inspire the youth in his community to know they hold the power in deciding their future. “That power has to be enacted now,” Woodmansee said. “We can no longer wait for someone else to do something.” Woodmansee, 18, is running for City Council in District 6, making ...
Union Coalition Pushes Reform Measure That Would Shift San Jose's Mayoral Elections
A local coalition of union-aligned advocacy groups hope to upend what they call a pay-to-play environment in San Jose politics.
The "Green Mayor" from Sunnyvale Eyeing Board of Supervisors Seat
As the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors race heats up heading into its March, 2020, primary, one candidate who’s becoming more of a visible presence around Milpitas is former Mayor of Sunnyvale Otto Lee… Lee was mayor there from ‘06 to ‘07, after having been elected to the Sunnyvale City Council in ‘03. He […]
Two in the Running for Open Campbell City Council Seat http://www.sanjoseinside.com/2019/07/24/two-in-the-running-for-open-campbell-city-council-seat/
Two in the Running for Open Campbell City Council Seat
Sergio Lopez, 24, a self-described political strategist, announced his candidacy for the Campbell City Council’s District 2 seat in 2020, making him the first to declare his bid for the open seat. Carol Hoffman, a 57-year-old local businesswoman and vice chair for the town’s Civic Improvement Commission, became the second contender a short time later. The is the first race since Campbell’s transition from at-large to district elections. Previously, each council member represented the whole ci...
San José Spotlight
NEW: @DaveCortese announces big fundraising haul in Senate race, followed by @JohnnyKhamis and @AnnMRavelhttps://sanjosespotlight.com/dave-cortese-announces-big-fundraising-haul-in-senate-race/#.XSUJXFIaIs8.twitter … Dave Cortese announces big fundraising haul in Senate race - San José Spotlight Candidates facing off in a tight state Senate race have eight months left before the primary election, setting off a full-blown dash for cash among ... sanjosespotlight.com
San Jose: Green Party candidate to challenge Councilwoman Dev Davis
Green Party candidate Jake Tonkel has jumped into the San Jose City Council race in District 6, forcing incumbent Dev Davis to fend off two challengers in her re-election bid next fall. “I want to ensure our city is moving forward in a way that addresses income inequality,” Tonkel, 28, told San José Spotlight. “My generation is being eaten up by it and it’s not just me. Our seniors are being pushed out of their homes. It’s hard to see that happen in a city that I love.” Tonkel, a biomedical e...
Republican challenger emerges in San Jose council race
San Jose Councilmember Sergio Jimenez who handily beat a Republican challenger four years ago is about to face another one — and he’s a familiar name in political circles. Mechanical engineer Jonathan Fleming, who unsuccessfully ran against one-term Councilmember Tam Nguyen in 2016, just moved into Jimenez’s district. And now he’s challenging the longtime Democrat,...
A million independent voters risk being irrelevant in California's presidential primary
Presidential challengers in California’s newly relevant primary: Your fate may hinge on convincing millennials to send postcards over the winter holiday season.
San Jose Spotlight: It’s official: Milpitas Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez joins Assembly race
Dominguez announced exclusively to San José Spotlight that she’s running for Assembly District 25, a highly-contested seat vacated by Kansen Chu who told this news organization in May that he’s leaving Sacramento to run for county supervisor. Dominguez, 37, became a firecracker lawmaker in Milpitas after winning a crowded City Council race in 2018 and then being appointed vice mayor. “For me, it’s an opportunity of a lifetime,” Dominguez said in an interview Thursday. “I’ve been speaking to c...
Political Advisor Alex Lee Joins 25th Assembly District Race
Yet another Milpitan jumped into the 25th Assembly District race to succeed Assemblyman Kansen Chu.
Homelessness is a crisis in some parts of the country. Why are 2020 candidates mostly ignoring it?
While White House hopefuls crisscross the country making big promises on many issues, they have largely ignored one — the soaring number of unsheltered Americans — that has reached a crisis point in communities on the West Coast and.. • Front Page • One News Page: Thursday, 13 June 2019
Candidates Lining Up to Succeed Assemblyman Kansen Chu – Santa Clara News Online
Candidates Lining Up to Succeed Assemblyman Kansen Chu
The Democratic debates are going to be a fiasco
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Which 2020 Candidates Have The Most In Common … On Twitter?
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates use Twitter like an earlier generation of politicians may have used a soapbox: to announce policy plans, solicit don…
Assemblymember Chu Introduces Bills Protect Communities and Combat Hate Crimes
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Kansen Chu introduced AB 300 and AB 301, taking action on the growing number of hate crimes and recommendations from the 2018 hate crimes auditor report completed by the California State Auditor. Specifically, AB 300 and AB 301 will reduce the under and misreporting of hate crimes, improve prosecution rates, enhance reporting tools, and implement other recommendations from the audit report. These bills build on Assemblymember Chu’s work to address the conti...
Official Website - Assemblymember Kansen Chu Representing the 25th California Assembly District
Dear Friends, I am excited to share with you policy ideas that I am pursuing in Sacramento this year. I have introduced my legislative package for the year and know that they will positively impact communities statewide. My main focus this year is to increase access to mental health services for youth and AB 8 will require every K-12 school in our state to have mental health
The state's new primary falls on the first "Super Tuesday"-a nation-spanning ballot bonanza in which voters in more than a dozen states vote for their favored candidate to represent their party of choice on the general election ballot in November. For the second year in a row, California Democrats have passed a progressive crowd-pleaser: a bill that would require all presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns if they want to make it onto the state primary ballot next year.
Hicks on top for Dem state chairman—plus convention highlights and lowlights
For the second time in a row, the California Democratic Party favored a labor-backed candidate from Los Angeles to be its chairman—although today’s (not-yet-certified) win for Rusty Hicks was by a stronger margin than many expected. The preliminary totals showed Hicks garnering 57% of the vote. That would put him in charge of a state […]
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