Politics

Political Notes: LGBTQ Bay Area election winners ready for virtual swearing-ins

Political Notes: LGBTQ Bay Area election winners ready for virtual swearing-ins

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 23, 2020

Another ritual has been upended this year by the COVID-19 pandemic: political swearing-in ceremonies.

SF DA reacts positively to criminal justice props results

SF DA reacts positively to criminal justice props results

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 18, 2020

California voters signaled a more progressive approach to criminal justice when they cast ballots November 3.

Mixed results for youth vote measures

Mixed results for youth vote measures

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 18, 2020

Voters in the Bay Area and across California were of a mixed mind this month when it came to lowering the voting age.

Political Notebook: Even with ballot wins, SF faces budget turmoil

Political Notebook: Even with ballot wins, SF faces budget turmoil

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 18, 2020

Despite San Francisco voters adopting a slew of revenue-generating local propositions on the November 3 ballot, the city is bracing for more budget turmoil over the coming months.

Redwood City voters elect Bay Area's 1st nonbinary city council member

Redwood City voters elect Bay Area's 1st nonbinary city council member

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 13, 2020

With their victory in the race for the newly created District 3 seat on the City Council in Redwood City, Lissette Espinoza-Garnica has become the Bay Area's first nonbinary city council member.

Political Notebook: Out Peninsula council candidates elected

Political Notebook: Out Peninsula council candidates elected

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 11, 2020

San Mateo County will see two more freshmen city council members as a pair of out candidates have been elected in South San Francisco and Redwood City.

Celebrations over, Biden releases plan to curb COVID cases

Celebrations over, Biden releases plan to curb COVID cases

While street parties celebrating President-elect Joe Biden's win have ended and Donald Trump's refusing to concede the November 3 election, the incoming team has hit the ground running, releasing a plan to combat the nation's burgeoning COVID-19 epidemic.

Biden wins presidential race

Biden wins presidential race

Joe Biden has been declared the victor of the presidential race, with multiple media outlets projecting him the winner Saturday morning.

Political Notes: Outside Bay Area, mixed results for LGBTQ city council candidates

Political Notes: Outside Bay Area, mixed results for LGBTQ city council candidates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 6, 2020

Outside of the Bay Area the November 3 election brought mixed results for LGBTQ candidates seeking city council seats in various California cities.

Biden pulls ahead as exit polls show more LGBTQ voters went for Trump than 4 years ago

Biden pulls ahead as exit polls show more LGBTQ voters went for Trump than 4 years ago

Early data from exit polls conducted with voters November 3 indicate that two-thirds of the LGBTQ vote went to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who appears to be poised Friday morning to easily win enough electoral votes to secure victory.

LGBTQs win in SF school board, City College races

LGBTQs win in SF school board, City College races

In the race to elect four members of the San Francisco Board of Education, incumbent Mark Sanchez, a gay man, is coming in second, according to preliminary results.

Gay San Francisco supe candidates fall short

Gay San Francisco supe candidates fall short

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 4, 2020

Seeing additional LGBTQ representation on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors following the November 3 election was always seen as a long shot, as the two gay men who sought seats Tuesday both faced uphill climbs to victory.

Wiener fends off progressive challenger

Wiener fends off progressive challenger

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 4, 2020

Gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) easily defeated queer educator Jackie Fielder Tuesday to secure reelection to his 11th Senate District seat.

US House: Pelosi, Takano retain seats; Gómez loses

US House: Pelosi, Takano retain seats; Gómez loses

It looks like Georgette Gómez has lost her race to become the first openly queer Latina elected to the U.S. Congress.