Politics

Political Notebook: Gay Filipino aims to be first out immigrant CA legislator

Political Notebook: Gay Filipino aims to be first out immigrant CA legislator

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 4, 2019

Educator Godfrey Santos Plata's family emigrated from the Philippines in the late 1980s to seek a better life in the U.S. and settled in Los Angeles County.

Gay men seek SF supervisor seats

Gay men seek SF supervisor seats

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 26, 2019

Two gay men are looking to run for San Francisco supervisor in 2020. Either would be the first out person to be elected to their supervisor district.

Political Notes: Gonzalez dinged by EQCA over sex offender law

Political Notes: Gonzalez dinged by EQCA over sex offender law

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 26, 2019

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez's decision to hold up LGBT legislation earlier this year has cost her in Equality California's latest Legislative Scorecard, which was released Tuesday.

Political Notebook: CA Dems back queer San Diego congressional candidate

Political Notebook: CA Dems back queer San Diego congressional candidate

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 20, 2019

The California Democratic Party is throwing its support behind queer San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez's bid for an open House seat. If she wins, Gomez would be only the third LGBT community member elected to Congress from California.

Online Extra: Buttigieg surge in Iowa 'forever changes what is possible'

Online Extra: Buttigieg surge in Iowa 'forever changes what is possible'

In a historic first, a gay presidential candidate for a major party nomination has topped the polling in Iowa, the first state that will select its delegates to the party nominating conventions.

Online Extra: Political Notes: Special election set for Palm Springs Senate seat

Online Extra: Political Notes: Special election set for Palm Springs Senate seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 15, 2019

As expected, Governor Gavin Newsom scheduled the special election for an open California Senate seat that includes the LGBT mecca Palm Springs to coincide with the March 3 primary.

Warren campaign opens Oakland office

Warren campaign opens Oakland office

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign opened its Oakland office last weekend.

Political Notebook: SF eyeing sites to house LGBT homeless individuals

Political Notebook: SF eyeing sites to house LGBT homeless individuals

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 13, 2019

San Francisco officials are eyeing several sites to house LGBT homeless individuals, in particular youth and transgender people, that could open in 2020 and fulfill several campaign promises made by Mayor London Breed.

Online Extra: Kaplan endorses Warren in 2020 prez race

Online Extra: Kaplan endorses Warren in 2020 prez race

Lesbian Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan on Thursday endorsed Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren for president.

Updated: Loftus loses lead in DA race; Boudin has 156-vote edge

Updated: Loftus loses lead in DA race; Boudin has 156-vote edge

Deputy Public Defender Chesa Boudin has a 156-vote lead in the San Francisco district attorney's race, based on preliminary results released Friday.

Updated: Preston holds lead in D5 supe race

Updated: Preston holds lead in D5 supe race

  • POLITICS
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 6, 2019

For the second day, District 5 supervisor candidate Dean Preston hangs on to 35-vote lead over Supervisor Vallie Brown.

SF Mayor Breed clinches full term

SF Mayor Breed clinches full term

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 6, 2019

Mayor London Breed easily clinched her election to a full four-year term Tuesday. The result had been expected, as the San Francisco native who grew up in public housing had faced five little-known opponents.

SF housing bond OK'd

SF housing bond OK'd

Housing advocates were elated with the passage of Proposition A, the $600 million bond measure for affordable housing.

Political Notebook: Gay SF treasurer Cisneros prepares for historic 5th term

Political Notebook: Gay SF treasurer Cisneros prepares for historic 5th term

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 6, 2019

San Francisco City Treasurer-Tax Collector José Cisneros cakewalked into his fifth term Tuesday, as he ran unopposed. Cisneros, a gay man, is the only LGBT person to hold one of the city's seven elected executive positions.