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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 1, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, James Barthman, 77, of Castro Valley, has been appointed to the California Building Standards Commission, where he has served since 2000.

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Teamsters Joint Council 42 Endorses Tom Calderon for Calif. State Assembly

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Tom Calderon’s campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 42 today. Teamsters Joint Council 42 is the parent body to 22 Teamster Local Unions located and representing members in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Guam, Saipan, and Hawaii. Some 200,000 working Teamsters and retirees are affiliated with the Joint Council 42 family.

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Michele Martinez Receives Endorsement from Key Calif. Law Enforcement Leaders

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez received the endorsement of the Santa Ana Police Management Association (SAPMA) today. The endorsement was announced by Jim Schnabl (Police Commander and Secretary/Treasurer of the SAPMA), on behalf of the association that represents the Command Staff of the Santa Ana Police Department.

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Calif. Assemblymember Warren Furutani Endorses Assemblymember Isadore Hall

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Warren Furutani announced his endorsement of Assemblymember Isadore Hall today. Hall is running for reelection in California’s newly created 64th Assembly District. Furutani announced yesterday that he would not seek reelection to the State Assembly. “I’ve known and worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Assemblyman Hall for many years and I am […]

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Calif. Politics: Martinez Leads all AD 69 Candidates in Fundraising over the past Six Months

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez raised more in campaign contributions than both of her competitors over the six month fundraising reporting period that ended on December 31st and leads the field in total cash on hand.

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Calif. Senator Padilla to Speak at University of Southern California Latino Leaders Fireside Chat Series

VAN NUYS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee to be keynote speaker at the University of Southern California (USC) this Friday, January 27 at 12 noon in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Rosen Family Theatre, Room 227.

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Five More Calif. State Assemblymembers Announce Support for Tom Calderon

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State Assemblymembers Marty Block, Mike Gatto, Ricardo Lara, Henry Perea and Norma Torres announced their support of Tom Calderons campaign for Sate Assembly today. To date, Calderon has been endorsed by over 20 members of the California State Legislature.

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Congresswoman Janice Hahn Endorses Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Congresswoman Janice Hahn announced her endorsement of Assemblymember Isadore Hall’s campaign today. Hall is running for reelection in California’s newly created 64th Assembly District. Hall is a former two-term President of the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. He was elected to the Compton City Council in 2003 where he served in various leadership positions including Mayor pro Tempore.

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Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Run for Re-Election in the New 64th Assembly District

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced today he would seek reelection to the State Assembly in the new 64th District. The 64th Assembly District includes the cities and communities of Compton, Carson, Watts, Wilmington, Willowbrook as well as portions of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

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Calif. Senator Kevin de Leon and Senator Ted Lieu Join Growing List of Legislators Supporting Tom Calderon for Assembly

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. State Senator Kevin de Leon and State Senator Ted Lieu joined the growing list of elected leaders supporting Tom Calderon for Assembly today. To date, Calderon has been endorsed by over two dozen State Legislators and local elected leaders.

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Calif. Senator Ed Hernandez Endorses Tom Calderon

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State Senator and Former State Assemblymember Ed Hernandez endorsed Tom Calderon’s campaign for State Assembly today. “I know Tom Calderon – he’s a got a reputation for being a tenacious fighter for the people that he represents,” said Senator Hernandez. “He’s got the necessary leadership skills, and know-how to get […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Calls for Pacific Rim Leaders to Wage War on Unemployment

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Speaking at the largest diplomatic gathering in California in more than 65 years, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday urged political and business leaders to wage a ‘war on unemployment’ by combating global warming and preparing for climate change.

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Calif. Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod Announces Campaign for Congress

Chino, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod announced her campaign for Congress today. Senator Negrete McLeod will run in the newly created 35th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Pomona, Montclair, Ontario, Chino, unincorporated Bloomington, and portions of Fontana and Rialto.

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School Board Member and Former Rosemead Mayor John Tran Announces Campaign for Calif. State Assembly

ROSEMEAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ — El Monte Union High School Board Member and Former Rosemead Mayor John Tran announced his campaign for State Assembly today. Tran will run in the 49th State Assembly District, which includes the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City, and portions of El Monte, Montebello, South El Monte and the unincorporated community of South San Gabriel.

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Tom Calderon Announces Campaign for California State Assembly

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Former State Assemblymember and Montebello Unified School District Board Member Tom Calderon announced his campaign for State Assembly today. Calderon will run in California’s newly created 58th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Artesia, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera and portions of Norwalk.

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Carson City Councilmember Mike Gipson Announces Campaign for Calif. State Assembly

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Carson City Councilmember Mike Gipson announced his campaign for State Assembly today. Gipson will run in the new 64th State Assembly district, which includes the cities of Carson and Compton, and portions of Los Angeles, Long Beach and unincorporated Los Angeles County.

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Calif. State Senator Ron Calderon Announces Campaign for Congress

Montebello, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State Senator Ron Calderon announced his campaign for Congress today. Calderon will run in California’s newly created 38th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Lakewood, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Endorsements from Local Elected Leaders

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced a wide range of endorsements today for his campaign for Congress. The endorsement list features over thirty elected officials from every corner of the newly proposed Congressional District, including two local mayors, ten city councilmembers, ten school board members and seven state legislators.

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Calif. Assemblymember Isadore Hall Announces Campaign for Congress

COMPTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California State Assemblymember Isadore Hall announced his campaign for Congress today. Hall intends to run in a new Congressional District, which according to the first draft of maps released by the California Citizens Redistricting Committee on June 10th, might include the cities of Compton, Carson, Lynwood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lawndale, portions […]

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Calif. Assemblymember Hall Names LaFlorence Marie Hollis Assembly District 52’s Woman of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) has named LaFlorence Marie Hollis the 52nd Assembly District’s 2011 Woman of the Year. Ms. Hollis, a resident of Compton, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of two is a retired teacher and a vital community leader. After 33 years of service to […]

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California Newswire endorses Jerry Brown for Calif. Gov., and Barbara Boxer for U.S. Senator

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Neotrope® Entertainment, and its online magazine California Newswire® have endorsed Jerry Brown for the 2010 California Governor’s race, as well as incubent U.S. Senator for the Golden State, Barbara Boxer. “Our decision was based on many factors,” said Neotrope CEO, Christopher Laird Simmons, “but primarily we felt that Brown […]

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, Shirley Franklin, Greek Organizations and Community Leaders Join Rally to Encourage Women to Vote

ATLANTA, Ga. — The ballot power of women will be the focus this Saturday as actress, singer and activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph; chair of the National Congress of Black Women, E Faye Williams, Esq; former Atlanta Mayor, Shirley Franklin; and women from across the state assemble for ‘Women in Power Multicultural Forum,’ a nonpartisan event hosted by sclc/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now, Inc. and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women.

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Arts in the California 2010 Governor’s Race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The steering committee for the Arts in the California Governor’s Race is proud to announce that the campaign has gotten off to a powerful start. The establishment of five satellite committees around the state that are developing a local voice for the arts in this gubernatorial race and beyond is […]

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Campaign Launches to Inform 2010 Calif. Governor’s Race about Creative Industries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — A committee of arts advocates, leaders of non-profit arts organizations, creative business owners, and concerned individuals this week announced a non-partisan campaign, called Arts in the California Governor’s Race, to raise public awareness and inform the 2010 gubernatorial candidates about the significance of California’s creative industries in fueling the world’s […]

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Michael Logrande Nominated as Director of City Planning, Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced his recommendation to appoint Michael LoGrande as the Director of City Planning. ”Michael LoGrande has a deep knowledge of the City and its Planning Department that will enable him to immediately implement changes that will ensure the health of our City’s growing communities,” said […]

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A Citizen’s Attempt to Restore the Democratic Process to the 2010 New York U.S. Senate Campaign

NEW YORK, N.Y. — ‘New Yorkers have a right to a Democratic primary,’ says U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode. Goode built an organization of citizens to collect over 45,000 signatures from registered Democrats, who agreed with her mission to give voters of the Empire State a choice for Senator in this year’s Democratic Primary.

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Financial Commentator Peter Grandich Endorses Michel Faulkner for Congress

NEW YORK, N.Y. — As a financial commentator, Peter Grandich always has something to say and his opinions and forecasts are sought-after by hundreds of thousands on his daily blog, The Grandich Letter. Yet, in over 25 years of broadcasting his opinion, Grandich has never endorsed a candidate for political office. Until now.

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Santos Victory Demonstrates New Digital Strategy in Latin American E-Democracy

BOGOTA, Colombia — Nearly half a million Colombians logged on to SantosPresidente.com between June 1st and June 20th, the second round Presidential elections to follow the Santos campaign and the Candidate’s initiatives, turning the tide in this historic political victory. In under 72 hours, 1,076 individual Web pages, comprising the first-ever Virtual Headquarters used for Presidential Elections in Latin America, had been launched offering multiple ways to engage, support and follow the candidate.

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Working Californians begins independent expenditure campaign for Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Working Californians, an independent expenditure committee, will begin a radio ad campaign on behalf of Jerry Brown today. The campaign is designed to run four weeks and will take place in radio markets across the state. Working Californians represents a coalition that includes the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and […]

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Local Chef lobbies the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

PLANO, Texas — June 10 will be a day of activities on Capitol Hill organized by the Food Action Research Center and other partner organizations such as Share Our Strength. The goal is to highlight the importance of fighting childhood hunger in America. Chef Ash Sengson of Please Enjoy Personal Chef and Catering Services from Plano, TX will lobby members of Congress to discuss the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.

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Progressive Democrats of America, Los Angeles Chapter Endorse Nava for Attorney General

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Attorney General candidate Pedro Nava announced today that he has been endorsed by the Progressive Democrats of America, Los Angeles Chapter. “Pedro Nava will make a great Attorney General. He represents the values of progressive democrats and will put the people of California first,” said Linda Sutton, Co-Chair, Progressive […]

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