Alice Jarboe, 57, who has led the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections office since her predecessor Jill Lavine retired in March, told county officials Wednesday that she intends to retire on Aug. 25.
After barely edging out his opponents in three straight congressional races, Sacramento-area Rep. Ami Bera enjoys a big financial advantage and favorable political climate going into the 2018 general election.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says a policy he instituted as mayor of San Francisco reporting undocumented immigrants to ICE was the wrong approach. His Republican rival, John Cox, blasted Newsom for his immigration policy a decade ago.
California Gov. Jerry Brown on July 18, 2018, signed a measure requiring elections officials to provide prepaid postage on mail ballots starting in 2019. Under current law, voters have to put their own stamps on the ballot.
California gubernatorial candidate John Cox, a Republican businessman, has stuck to talking about the gas tax and the sanctuary state during his campaign. He declined interviews to discuss issues like climate change, homelessness and abortion.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic front-runner in the California governor’s race, says his Republican opponent’s anti-abortion views present a threat to abortion rights. Supporters of John Cox say he’d play a prominent role in reversing policies on abortion.
The California Democratic Party endorsed state lawmakers Kevin de León over Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate race. The nod gives de León a slot on the party’s campaign mailers and the potential to increase fundraising.
Democratic challenger Jessica Morse outraised Republican Rep. Tom McClintock by a more than three-to-one margin as the two geared up for a general election clash in the 4th District congressional race.
California Democrats are trying to bring together activists in the ten Republican-held House seats they hope to flip in November. Contentious primaries split supporters for Democratic candidates trying to unseat GOP members of Congress.
Three Californias opponents on July18, 2018, succeeded in their bid to have the California Supreme Court remove the initiative from the November ballot. They allege that breaking up the state into three parts requires a higher level of qualification for a vote.
Tim Draper, the financial supporter of a campaign to split California into three states, hired the political strategy firm Gunster Strategies Worldwide last year. Gunster helped lead the Brexit campaign in 2016.
California voters will decide this fall whether to overturn a recent increase to the state gasoline tax. The repeal initiative qualified for the November ballot on June 25, 2018. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers approved the new fees last year.
Ballot initiative by Tim Draper to split California into three new states would create enormous complications for California water supply, including the State Water Project and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox, running in the general election for California governor, offer different approaches to addressing homelessness, from tax credits and permanent housing to cutting regulations and the gas tax.