CA Elections and Politics

CA Elections and Politics

California Elections and Political News

CA Elections and Politics

CA Elections and Politics
California Elections and Political News
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Proclamations Declaring Special Elections for 32nd and 40th Senate Districts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued proclamations declaring special elections for the 32nd and 40th Senate Districts of the State of California on May 14, 2013. The primary for these special elections will be held on March 12, 2013.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Receives Legislator of the Year Award From the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) will be presented with the Legislator of the Year Award tonight from the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), a not-for-profit group that represents renewable natural-gas producers throughout the country. Renewable natural gas is an alternative, renewable energy, derived from the natural decomposition of waste from landfills and organic sources and is used to generate green electricity and clean transportation fuel.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Initiates Federal Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 1, 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. In Citizens United, a deeply divided Supreme Court held that corporations are due the same free-speech rights enjoyed by natural persons.

The Central Valley Tea Party will host a massive phone banking event for their monthly Action Night Nov. 1

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Central Valley Tea Party will host a massive phone banking event for their monthly Action Night meeting on Nov. 1, 2012. Several candidates will be in attendance to rally participants.

Michael Gallo and Joseph Williams appointed to California Workforce Investment Board by Gov. Brown

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed two of its members to the California Workforce Investment Board. They are Michael Gallo, 54 of San Bernardino and Joseph Williams, 36, of Redlands.

Romney Campaign Expands Latino Focus: Names Josh Valdez, DBA, Chairman of Campaign's Health Care Insurance Industry Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Latino Consultants, LLC today announced that Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been named the Chair of Health Care Insurance Industry Group by the Romney for President campaign.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla Elected President, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) has been elected President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...

Catholic Online announces their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Catholic Online is announcing their adoption of the new Mobile Politics application for the iPhone to share the social message of the Church. Mobile Politics is being touted as 'the most powerful tool in politics since the invention of the ballot.'

Mark Takano Endorsed by Senator Dianne Feinstein for Senate in New California 41st District

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- United States Senator Dianne Feinstein today announced her support of Mark Takano, a public school teacher and candidate for the United States House from the new 41st District. 'Mark Takano will work in Congress to help bring jobs to Riverside County, improve public schools and expand job training programs to secure a prosperous future for local families,' said Feinstein.

OC COPS endorse Michele Martinez for California Assembly

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Michele Martinez's Campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (OC COPS) today.

California Professional Firefighters Association Endorses Tom Calderon for Calif. State Assembly

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Calderon's campaign for Calif. State Assembly announced the endorsement of the California Professional Firefighters Association today. Calderon's public safety endorsements also include the Los Angeles County Firefighters (IAFF Local 1014), Montebello Firefighters Local 3821, the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs.

NWPC, PODER PAC, WIL, WPC Women's Organizations Unite Behind Michele Martinez for California State Assembly

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Michele Martinez's Campaign for California State Assembly announced the endorsements of the California Branch of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), PODER PAC, Women in Leadership (WIL) and the Women's Political Committee.

Santa Ana Firemen's Benevolent Association Endorses Michele Martinez for State Assembly

SANTA ANA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Michele Martinez's Campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Santa Ana Firemen's Benevolent Association today.

Los Angeles County Young Democrats Endorse Tom Calderon

MONTEBELLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tom Calderon's campaign for State Assembly announced the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD) today. Their membership voted on the endorsement at their March 31 meeting in Long Beach.

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 Brown’s Proposed 'Weighted Student Formula'

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 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.
Senator Alex Padilla

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 State University

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...

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