Political Notebook: Out Peninsula council candidates elected

Political Notebook: Out Peninsula council candidates elected

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.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | November 23, 2020

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

By John Ferrannini | November 18, 2020

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

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 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.

By Liz Highleyman | November 11, 2020

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.

By Lisa Keen | November 7, 2020

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

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 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.

By Lisa Keen | November 6, 2020

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.

By John Ferrannini | November 4, 2020

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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 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.

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