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Hilary Clinton.

News, Election, Politics

Hillary Clinton Arrives On Westside For Three Fundraisers

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:16 am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to conduct three $2,700-per-person fundraisers on Los Angeles' Westside today to benefit her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election

Initiative Carnival Coming Next Year

Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:39 am

If voters get annoyed and sick of seeing paid petition circulators outside their favorite big box stores during the next 15 months, they will have only themselves to blame.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica, Government, Politics

Governor Jerry Brown Could – But Won’t – Dominate Race To Replace Boxer In Senate

Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 8:40 am

If the current large corps of potential candidates for retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s job look to some like a gaggle of political pygmies, it might have something to do with the proverbial 800-pound gorilla lurking in their living room. That would be Gov. Jerry Brown, who could most likely have the job for the asking.

State Senator Ben Allen participated in a community swearing-in ceremony at Santa Monica High School on Saturday. The Honorable Holly E. Kendig, Superior Court Judge, administered the Oath of Office.

News, California, Election, Santa Monica

State Senator Ben Allen Sworn In At Alma Mater Samohi

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

Newly elected California State Senator Ben Allen (Dem-26th District) chose his old campus of Santa Monica High School for his community swearing-in ceremony Saturday, hosting lawmakers and officials from across the region alongside students and grassroots campaigners for a night of community celebration.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Columnist, Government

Tail Wags Dog Again In Presidential Race

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 9:04 am

Almost exactly one year from today – Jan. 26, 2016 – voters in New Hampshire will don parkas and trek through snowdrifts to tell the rest of America who should be running for president and who should not.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Attorney General Kamala Harris announced today she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.

News, California, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

Kamala Harris To Run For U.S. Senate Seat Being Vacated By Barbara Boxer

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:03 am

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced in low-key fashion today that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.

Kevin McKeown.

News, California, Election, Santa Monica

Kevin McKeown Elected To California Democratic Party Central Committee

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:50 am

Five Santa Monica residents, including Mayor Kevin McKeown, were elected Sunday as delegates to the California Democratic Party Central Committee, which oversees the statewide party platform and Democratic endorsements.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

John Chiang Record Unique As Top Democrats Ready To Move Up

Posted Jan. 4, 2015, 6:00 am

Weeks, perhaps months, before taking their oaths of office for statewide posts like lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general and insurance commissioner, the five Democrats in those jobs plainly were thinking of their impending runs for higher office.

Opponents of a law banning the use of single-use plastic bags announced today they have submitted enough signatures to qualify the referendum for the November 2016 ballot.

News, California, Election, Santa Monica

California Plastic Bag Ban Referendum May End Up On November 2016 Ballot

Posted Dec. 30, 2015, 9:13 am

Opponents of a law banning the use of single-use plastic bags announced today they have submitted enough signatures to qualify the referendum for the November 2016 ballot.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica, Government

Go Slow On New Electronic Voting Efforts

Posted Dec. 28, 2014, 9:33 am

The reports came in from all across America during last fall’s election: electronic voting machines were flipping some votes from Republican to Democrat in some states. From Democrat to Republican in others. In one state with several close races, Wisconsin, electronic vote-counting machines registered just 16 votes in a city where about 5,350 persons were known to have cast ballots.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

News, Los Angeles, Election

Former Assemblyman Isadore Hall III Wins Senate Special Election

Posted Dec. 10, 2014, 9:29 am

Democrat Isadore Hall III will take office shortly as the state senator representing the 35th District after winning the special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Roderick Wright.

News, Election, Hollywood, Politics

L.A. Fourth District Council Candidates To Debate In Hollywood Today

Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:24 am

A debate among six candidates seeking to succeed Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge in the Fourth District will be held today at the Arena nightclub in Hollywood.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

News, Los Angeles, Election

Unofficial Candidate List For 2015 Los Angeles City Council Election Released

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:31 am

The filing period for the 2015 Los Angeles city election ended Wednesday. Candidates had to file petitions with at least 500 valid signatures from voters in their districts and pay a $300 filing fee by 5 pm to qualify for the March 3 ballot, according to City Clerk Holly Wolcott.

News, Election, Santa Monica

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Announces Incoming Staff Appointments

Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 10:28 am

L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (Third District) today announcedher incoming policy and constituent services staff appointments as she officially assumed office following her formal swearing-in Monday by her sister, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Jerilyn Borack.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin, Supervisor-elect Sheila Kuehl, and Congresswoman Karen Bass celebrate at The Victorian in Santa Monica on Tuesday night.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

New L.A. County Supervisors, Sheriff, Assessor To Be Sworn In Monday

Posted Nov. 29, 2014, 8:27 am

A new Los Angeles County sheriff will come to town Monday, along with two new county supervisors and an assessor, all of whom will be sworn in at ceremonies planned throughout the day.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Malibu, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Politics

Letter To The Editor: Plea For Decency & Transparency Following SMMUSD Election

Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:34 am

Dear Editor, The elections are over, people are assessing failures and successes and preparing to move on. Before we do, let’s ask ourselves: In this age of rampant dirty politics how much of our integrity are we willing to sacrifice to win?

News, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

Santa Monica Democrats To Discuss Election Aftermath At Nov. 19 Meeting

Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a panel discussion later this month on the election results with a special focus on "where to from here"?

L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin, Supervisor-elect Sheila Kuehl, and Congresswoman Karen Bass celebrate at The Victorian in Santa Monica on Tuesday night.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Sheila Kuehl Topples Bobby Shriver To Take County Supervisor Seat

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am

Former state Senator and Assemblywoman, Sheila Kuehl, will join the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors following a hard-fought victory over ex-Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver at Tuesday’s election.

Kevin McKeown.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Eyes Slow-Growth With New City Council Line-Up

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am

Tuesday’s election saw the return to Santa Monica City Council of two incumbents and the introduction of a new face, tipping the scales toward slow-growth and limited development for the immediate future.

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