Politics

Sitting SF judges are winning in race that became safety referendum

Sitting SF judges are winning in race that became safety referendum

Two attorneys challenging sitting San Francisco judges are falling short in their bid against the current gavel-holders who they argued are soft on crime.

Gay Alameda County judicial candidate leads despite controversy

Gay Alameda County judicial candidate leads despite controversy

It looks like a gay court commissioner will be ascending to a judgeship in Alameda County, despite an ethical controversy that marred the campaign.

Schiff, Garvey advance in CA US Senate race

Schiff, Garvey advance in CA US Senate race

Congressmember Adam Schiff and retired baseball star Steve Garvey advanced to the November general election in the race for a California U.S. Senate seat.

Moderates set to take over SF Dem Party committee

Moderates set to take over SF Dem Party committee

It appears more moderate candidates for the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee have prevailed over a slate of progressive ones.

Primary narrows field of LGBTQ CA legislative candidates

Primary narrows field of LGBTQ CA legislative candidates

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 6, 2024

A historic 30 LGBTQ candidates sought California legislative seats on Tuesday's ballot, with a record eight identifying as part of the bisexual community.

CA LGBTQ supervisor candidates await final ballot counts

CA LGBTQ supervisor candidates await final ballot counts

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 6, 2024

LGBTQ supervisor candidates across California are now in a wait-and-see mode as their county election offices tabulate the returns from Tuesday's election.

Low stuck in third place for South Bay US House seat

Low stuck in third place for South Bay US House seat

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Mar 6, 2024

Gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino) is trailing in his bid to become the first LGBTQ member of Congress from the Bay Area.

D9 supe hopefuls speak up over Latino HIV cases

D9 supe hopefuls speak up over Latino HIV cases

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 28, 2024

Candidates for the open District 9 seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors speak out on the uptick in HIV cases among Latinos.

Political Notebook: Election to bring changes to SF Democratic Party

Political Notebook: Election to bring changes to SF Democratic Party

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 28, 2024

The March 5 primary will herald a leadership sea change for the San Francisco Democratic Party.

Supes approve Stud's Davis, Schlander for entertainment commission

Supes approve Stud's Davis, Schlander for entertainment commission

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 27, 2024

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted February 27 to approve a co-owner of the Stud LGBTQ bar and an event planner to the San Francisco Entertainment Commission.

B.A.R. election endorsements

B.A.R. election endorsements

  • POLITICS
  • by BAR Editorial Board
  • Feb 27, 2024

The Bay Area Reporter has completed its editorials of endorsements for the March 5 primary.

Political Notes: Bay Area legislative candidates would require school districts to respond to LGBTQ report card

Political Notes: Bay Area legislative candidates would require school districts to respond to LGBTQ report card

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 26, 2024

Candidates in three competitive Bay Area state legislative races were asked to weigh in on whether state action is required to force public school districts to respond to the Equality California Institute's safe schools report card.

Bi Black candidates aim for the Statehouse

Bi Black candidates aim for the Statehouse

  • POLITICS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 21, 2024

Los Angeles County residents Alex Monteiro and Sade Elhawary are representative of two different camps of political candidates.

2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

2024 leg candidates support LGBTQ museum funding

  • POLITICS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2024

Candidates running in the March primary for California legislative seats are supportive of continuing to keep funds earmarked for a full-scale, freestanding LGBTQ history museum in the Golden State.