Rep. Ami Bera, fighting for re-election to his seat in Congress, said on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, that regardless of the candidates you are supporting, make sure to exercise your right to vote. Bera's opponent for the District 7 seat is Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones.
The congressman, speaking at his Elk Grove office on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, says he could work with Donald Trump should he be elected president -- but the issues and Trump's positions would determine the relationship.
As California voters face two ballot measures this November to either abolish or speed up the death penalty, congressional candidates Ami Bera and Scott Jones disagreed on the right approach in California at their debate in California's 7th congressional district on Tuesday Oct. 18, 2016 .
At the debate in California's 7th congressional district on Tuesday Oct. 18, 2016, Republican challenger Scott Jones cast doubt on the role humans play in climate change, while Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, insisted, "Climate change is real."
The National Republican Congressional Committee is running a television ad linking Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, with “dirty money” and “fraud” while touting the record of Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a Republican running against Bera for Congress.
The ad attempts to tie Bera to the campaign finance crimes of his father while claiming that Jones “cleaned up Sacramento’s sheriff’s department.”
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ami Bera held a fall kickoff event Sunday Sept. 4, 2016 for his re-election campaign against Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a Republican, in the 7th congressional district in the Sacramento suburbs. Both candidates addressed the controversies that have hit their campaigns - Bera for his father's election fraud conviction and Jones for his support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Sacramento Councilwoman Angelique Ashby appeared at Track 7 brewery in North Natomas at the end of her campaign for mayor. She came in a distant second behind Darrell Steinberg, who had more than 60 percent of votes by the time Ashby's party ended on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Surrounded by her family, Sacramento mayoral candidate Angelique Ashby voted at a North Natomas polling place on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, then addressed news media, sounding upbeat and characterizing Election Day as "a really fun day, a day to celebrate no matter what."
Mayoral candidates Tony Lopez, Angelique Ashby and Darrell Steinberg debate job creation and workforce development at the Sacramento State University, May 9, 2016. But are their plans more than lip service?
Tony Lopez said he would give "a hand up, not a hand out" and charge $100 a month and emphasize jobs. Angelique Ashby said she believes in housing combined with intensive outreach. Does she support a tent city? No. Darrell Steinberg says he is promoting a $2 billion capital bond for permanent housing. Does he agree with a tent city? No. The candidates debated on the campus of California State University, Sacramento, on Monday, April 9, 2016.
Tony Lopez says he'll focus on creating jobs, housing the homeless, helping the elderly and cleaning up Sacramento. Angelique Ashby says she's "proud of the trajectory we are on" and wants to improve public safety and economic development. Darrell Steinberg said he will improve the economy, tackle the homeless problem, focus on neighborhood services and on youth. The candidates debated on the campus of California State University, Sacramento, on Monday, April 9, 2016.
Sacramento mayoral candidates Darrell Steinberg and Angelique Ashby comment on their experience, funding and aspirations after a debate at California State University, Sacramento, on Monday, May 9, 2016.