Politics

Dems launch recount fund for gay CA House candidate Rollins

Dems launch recount fund for gay CA House candidate Rollins

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

With the Associated Press calling the California 41st Congressional District race for Congressmember Ken Calvert (R-Corona), and the incumbent declaring victory, Democrats are now raising money for a recount fund on behalf of gay candidate Will Rollins.

Monterey voters elect gay mayor, out Latina sheriff

Monterey voters elect gay mayor, out Latina sheriff

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2022

In Monterey County voters elected as their first lesbian and first Latina sheriff Tina Nieto, in the November 8 general election. Meanwhile, in the coastal city of Monterey, City Councilmember Tyller Williamson has become his city's first gay mayor.

In gay SoCal House race, Rollins looks to 'ballot curing' in hunt for votes

In gay SoCal House race, Rollins looks to 'ballot curing' in hunt for votes

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 14, 2022

In his still too close to call race for California's 41st Congressional District seat, gay former federal prosecutor Will Rollins has turned to what is known as "ballot curing" in his hunt for votes to put him into the winner's circle.

Political Notes: Out California justices win retention races

Political Notes: Out California justices win retention races

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 14, 2022

Voters retained the four out California justices on the November 8 general election ballot in races that were largely overlooked by the media.

Panel confirms Evans, 1st queer CA supreme court justice

Panel confirms Evans, 1st queer CA supreme court justice

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 10, 2022

A panel that reviews gubernatorial judicial appointments has confirmed queer Alameda County Superior Court Judge Kelli Evans to the California Supreme Court.

Mixed bag for incumbents in SF education races

Mixed bag for incumbents in SF education races

It was a mixed bag for incumbents in races for the San Francisco Board of Education and the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. On Monday, appointed incumbent Ann Hsu slipped to fourth place in the school board race.

SF transportation tax leading in unofficial returns

SF transportation tax leading in unofficial returns

Billions of dollars in federal matching funds for transportation and infrastructure projects in San Francisco likely will be available as Proposition L, a sales tax extension, was leading in early returns Tuesday night.

Taylor, Thao leading in Oakland mayor's race

Taylor, Thao leading in Oakland mayor's race

Two Oakland city councilmembers were leading in the ranked choice balloting for mayor, while the District 4 council race assures there will be queer representation on that body.

Becker continues to trail in Santa Clara mayor race

Becker continues to trail in Santa Clara mayor race

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 9, 2022

Gay Santa Clara City Councilmember Anthony Becker has fallen further behind in his bid to be elected mayor of the South Bay city.

East Bay city council candidates await final results

East Bay city council candidates await final results

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 9, 2022

LGBTQ city council candidates from Richmond to San Leandro in the East Bay await final vote tallies in their races.

Kumagai concedes in East Bay Assembly race

Kumagai concedes in East Bay Assembly race

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 9, 2022

In the East Bay race for the open 20th Assembly District seat, gay Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai has lost his bid to become the first LGBTQ state legislator of Japanese descent.

Healey, Kotek, Polis win governor races

Healey, Kotek, Polis win governor races

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a popular Democrat in a deeply blue state, coasted to victory as predicted, becoming the first lesbian to be elected governor of any state.

Gay Long Beach mayor Garcia headed to Congress

Gay Long Beach mayor Garcia headed to Congress

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2022

California is assured of having two gay members of Congress with the election Tuesday of gay Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to a U.S. House seat.

Kaplan losing Alameda supervisor race; Parmer-Lohan concedes in San Mateo

Kaplan losing Alameda supervisor race; Parmer-Lohan concedes in San Mateo

Bay Area lesbian county supervisor candidates come up short, as Rebecca Kaplan is losing in Alameda and Laura Parmer-Lohan concedes in San Mateo.