CA Elections and Politics

    CA Elections and Politics
    California Elections and Political News

    L.A. County Firefighters and Montebello Firefighters Unite Behind Tom Calderon for Calif. Assembly

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Calderon's campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsements of the Los Angeles County Firefighters (IAFF Local 1014) and Montebello Firefighters Local 3821 today.
    Senator Alex Padilla

    Hearing to Focus on California's 1.4 Million English Learner Students and Impacts of Governor...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Select Committee on English Learners, Chaired by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) will hold a hearing on how the Governor's proposed weighted student formula will impact California’s English Learners. The hearing will take place Monday, March 26, 2012, at 3 p.m. in Room 112 in the State Capitol. The hearing will be webcast live at the California Channel.
    Governor Edmund G. Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for March 21, 2012

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, George Alexeeff, 57, of Walnut Creek, has been appointed director of the Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment at the California Environmental Protection Agency.

    Three California Assemblymembers Initiate Federal Constitutional Amendment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assemblyman Michael Allen (D-Sonoma County), Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) have introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 32, a measure that begins the process to amend the United States Constitution to nullify the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

    Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Endorses Tom Calderon for Calif. State Assembly

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Calderon's campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs today....

    California School Employees Endorse Tom Calderon

    MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Calderon's campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) today. The California School Employees Association represents around 210,000 dedicated school support staff throughout California.

    S.F. Mayor Lee Swears in New Appointments and Reappointments for March 1, 2012

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) Endorse Tom Calderon for Assembly

    MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Calderon's campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP) today.

    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...

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

    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.
    Senator Alex Padilla

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Michele Martinez for California Assembly hosts Campaign Headquarters Opening

    SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez announced today that she will host a grand opening event this Saturday, January 14 at her new campaign headquarters in Santa Ana. The office is located at 217 N. Main Street, #116, Santa Ana, CA.

    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.

    Calif. Senator Kevin de Leon and Senator Ted Lieu Join Growing List of Legislators...

    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.

    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...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.
    Isadore Hall III

    California Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Isadore Hall for Congress

    Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) endorsed State Assemblymember Isadore Hall’s campaign for Congress today.

    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.

    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...

    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.
    Isadore Hall III

    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...
    Isadore Hall III

    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...

    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,...

    Veterans Split on Kagan Endorsement

    WASHINGTON, D.C., -- The endorsement of Congressman Steve Kagan by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee has been called 'preposterous' by the Chairman of Patriotic Veterans Inc due to Kagan's alleged 'consistent lack of support for our troops in the field.'

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

    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.

    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...

    Ferret Lovers to Meet in Concord as New Ferret Research is Released from Sacramento...

    LA MESA, Calif. -- A press conference has been announced for Noon on Saturday, Sept. 25th by LegalizeFerrets, calling on Governor Schwarzenegger to lift the ferret ban before he leaves office and asking (again) the respective Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman campaigns to address the issue.

    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...

    Gail Goode Press Conference Friday August 27, 2010

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode (D-NY) will hold a press conference on Friday, August 27, in Saratoga Springs to discuss a range of issues, including the impact of hydraulic fracturing on the state's watershed, job creation and rebuilding New York State's infrastructure.

    U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode Supports Ban on Drilling Near Drinking Water

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- US Senate Candidate Gail Goode (D-NY) yesterday supported a six-month ban on hydraulic drilling for natural gas near upstate watersheds that supply drinking water to the New York metropolitan region.

    U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode Challenges Kirsten Gillibrand to Debate Across the State

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- U.S. Senate Candidate Gail Goode (D-NY) today challenged her primary opponent, Kirsten Gillibrand, to a series of debates around New York State prior to the Democratic primary on September 14. Goode will appear on the Democratic primary ballot.

    Past Time to Legalize Ferrets in California says LegalizeFerrets.org

    LA MESA, Calif. -- According to Ferrets Anonymous, legalizing pet ferrets affects hundreds of thousands of Californians, even though many citizens may be unfamiliar with the State's 77-year-old ferret ban. The California Veterinary Medical Association has long agreed that pet ferrets should be legal.

    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...

    A Citizen's Attempt to Restore the Democratic Process to the 2010 New York U.S....

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. ...

    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.

    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,...

    Calif. Attorney General Candidate Pedro Nava Endorsed by PAW-PAC and Action For Animals

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) announced today that he has been endorsed for Attorney General by two additional animal...

    Compton Votes for Community Control of Its Police Resources

    CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Edward Professional Advisors announces that in a close, but historic vote late last night, the Compton City Council voted 3-2 to establish a new Compton Community Police Department. After 10 years of receiving police services from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Compton City Council voted last night to establish a new Compton Community Police Department and end its contractual relationship with the sheriff's department.

    Juan Manuel Santos Grows Extremely Quickly in Social Networks

    BOGOTA, Colombia -- In only two weeks, the Santos Presidential campaign has managed to slingshot the candidate across social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, hi5, Delicious and WordPress. Santos' Facebook fans were at 70,409 before the Web 2.0 campaign began, and now number 148,750 within 15 days.

    FEATURED STORIES