Local Elections

Local Elections

Get a text ad from a candidate? Invasive, maybe, but it works, say experts.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is among candidates seeking potential voters via text messaging. Technology, speed, cost and reach – all are factors that attract campaigns to add texting to their tool kit. Voting rights and privacy advocates are concerned about the level and depth of access political campaigns have to the personal information needed to launch text and other election media offensives.


DA vs. Noah Phillips: Office files motion against prosecutor running for DA seat

A rare Sacramento District Attorney Office' motion against one of its own will be heard Friday, May 11, 2018, in Sacramento District Court. The motion contains copies of emails from county prosecutor and DA candidate Noah Phillips' email server that appear to show that Phillips told defense attorneys he planned to dismiss special circumstance allegations against a defendant in a 2016 murder case. His supervisor knew nothing about it. according to the motion. Phillips has denied the allegations.

Local Elections

"We've got some healing to do." New Phillips ad sounds social justice themes

Noah Phillips has launched a new television spot sounding the themes of equal justice, police accountability and repairing community trust that have driven his campaign to unseat Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert on June 5, 2018. Newly compiled figures from The Bee show Schubert holding a nearly 2-to-1 advantage in contributions this time around, with Schubert having raised nearly $564,000 to Phillips’ roughly $295,000.

Capitol Alert

Voter Guide: Who are all those people on your ballot?

Voting for California's June 5, 2018 primary election began May 7. The Sacramento Bee voter guide includes biographical information issue positions for candidates for governor and other statewide offices, Sacramento-area members of the Legislature and Congress and local offices in the region.

Schubert ad accuses DA opponent of courtroom misdeeds

A new ad from Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert claims that her opponent, deputy DA Noah Phillips, cut a secret deal with a murder defendant.
Shubert campaign