Politics

Poll shows support for recall of DA Boudin

Poll shows support for recall of DA Boudin

A poll released March 16 by the campaign working to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin shows that more than a majority of city voters would remove him from office.

Campos gets Selby backing in Assembly race

Campos gets Selby backing in Assembly race

David Campos got a boost in his campaign for the 17th Assembly District race Tuesday when former candidate Thea Selby, who finished fourth in last month's primary, endorsed him.

Political Notes: San Francisco LGBTQ political groups welcome new leaders

Political Notes: San Francisco LGBTQ political groups welcome new leaders

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

Two LGBTQ groups involved in San Francisco politics have welcomed new leaders this year. For both, it is shaping up to be a trial-by-fire introduction.

Political Notebook: Slew of LGBTQ candidates seek CA legislative seats

Political Notebook: Slew of LGBTQ candidates seek CA legislative seats

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

With at least 18 out candidates seeking California legislative seats in 2022, LGBTQ leaders are on the cusp of reaching their goal to have 10% of state lawmakers be from the community.

Political Notes: CA state library announces $750K in LGBTQ history grants

Political Notes: CA state library announces $750K in LGBTQ history grants

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 7, 2022

LGBTQ history projects across the Golden State, from digitizing periodicals and films to preserving archival material related to gay rodeos and Santa Cruz's LGBTQ community, are receiving $750,000 in grant funding from the California State Library.

Kaplan kicks off Alameda County supervisor bid

Kaplan kicks off Alameda County supervisor bid

Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, the body's lone out member, formally kicked off March 3 her campaign for the District 3 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, telling virtual attendees that she will be "a fighter for equity for our co

Political Notebook: Laird reflects on 1st year in CA Senate

Political Notebook: Laird reflects on 1st year in CA Senate

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 2, 2022

Gay state Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) discusses his first year in the Legislature's upper chamber.

Political Notes: Transgender actress ramps up 2022 bid for Pelosi's House seat

Political Notes: Transgender actress ramps up 2022 bid for Pelosi's House seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 28, 2022

A transgender actress is ramping up her campaign for San Francisco's newly numbered 11th Congressional District seat ahead of the June 7 primary.

Turnout will be key in SF Assembly runoff race

Turnout will be key in SF Assembly runoff race

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 23, 2022

Without a recall or other election to help drive up voter interest, turnout is expected to be significantly lower for the April 19 runoff race for San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat.

SF police chief urges signage of CA sex worker bill

SF police chief urges signage of CA sex worker bill

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 23, 2022

San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is hopeful legislation that decriminalizes loitering for adults with the intent to engage in sex work becomes law this year.

Political Notebook: Gulledge aims to be first gay Black CA state senator

Political Notebook: Gulledge aims to be first gay Black CA state senator

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 23, 2022

South Los Angeles resident Jamaal Gulledge is aiming to be California's first gay Black state senator.

Political Notebook: Lesbians seek Bay Area county school superintendent posts

Political Notebook: Lesbians seek Bay Area county school superintendent posts

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 16, 2022

Since winning election in 2018 as San Mateo County superintendent of schools, Nancy Magee has yet to meet a counterpart in another county who is also LGBTQ.

Voters recall San Francisco school leaders

Voters recall San Francisco school leaders

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

Voters recalled three members of the San Francisco school board, according to the early election results Tuesday. Meanwhile, the city's appointed assessor-recorder was easily elected to finishing out his term.

Campos, Haney lead in SF Assembly race

Campos, Haney lead in SF Assembly race

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

Gay former District 9 supervisor David Campos and District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney are leading in the special February 15 election for San Francisco's vacant 17th Assembly District seat.