GOP East Bay assembly candidate is using a variation of Make America Great Again

Assembly candidate Bob Bruntonfell short during campaigns in2014 and 2016.25TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTRepublican Bob Brunton's slogan for a second attempt at beating Assemblymember Kansen Chu in the South Bay's 25th District might sound familiar to many."Together we can make California the best--again," says Brunton's new campaign web site. The slogan evokes President Donald Trump's famous "Make … Continue reading GOP East Bay assembly candidate is using a variation of Make America Great Again

BONTA’S ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SLATE GETS BOUNCED BY BERNERS

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ELECTIONS | Every odd year, California Democrats, almost entirely the insiders and party activists, choose 14 delegates per Assembly district to write and influence the party's platform. In most years, few vote and the exercise is often an avenue for local assemblymembers to flex their power and elect a slate of delegates of … Continue reading BONTA’S ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SLATE GETS BOUNCED BY BERNERS

PREVIEW: East Bay Berners look to upend state Assembly district elections

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigning in California last fall.ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ELECTIONS |Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November revealed glaring cracks in the Democratic Party that might otherwise been glossed over if she had won the presidency. In many ways, the rise of Bernie Sanders and his populist message has reinvigorated the grassroots, even in the East Bay, where … Continue reading PREVIEW: East Bay Berners look to upend state Assembly district elections

South Bay Assemblymember proposes an end to daylight savings time

The time is right for California to get rid ofdaylight savings time, says AssmeblymemberKansen Chu.ASSEMBLY | 25TH DISTRICT | South Bay Assemblymember Kansen Chu wants to rid the phrase "spring forward and fall back" from the lexicon of Californians.The freshman assemblyman who represents parts of San Jose and Fremont in the East Bay introduced legislation … Continue reading South Bay Assemblymember proposes an end to daylight savings time

Report: Wieckowski aide, San Jose council candidate admits to DUIs

Tim Orozco finished first in the San Jose CityCouncil primary last April.STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | Tim Orozco, an aide to State Sen. Bob Wieckowski and candidate for the open District Four San Jose City Council seat, admitted to San Jose Inside, he was twice arrested for drunk driving.During the April 7 primary, Orozco … Continue reading Report: Wieckowski aide, San Jose council candidate admits to DUIs

ELECTION PREVIEW: CA15 and the Best of the Rest in the East Bay

Hugh Bussell and Rep. Eric SwalwellTHE CANDIDATES After upsetting 40-year Congressman Pete Stark in 2012, Rep. Eric Swalwell is seeking re-election for the first time. Last June, Republican Hugh Bussell, meanwhile, may have scored an even bigger upset than Swalwell’s. Absolutely, nobody, including Bussell, himself, believed he would nab the second spot in the General … Continue reading ELECTION PREVIEW: CA15 and the Best of the Rest in the East Bay

East Bay Assembly Matchups Set for the Fall Have Bipartisan Flavor

Catharine Baker in AD16 has the best shotamong East Bay Assembly Republicansin November. ASSEMBLY | Who says the state's jungle primary muscles out other political parties in November? Four of the five East Bay Assembly contests this fall will feature Democrats versus upstart Republicans.Oakland Assembymember Rob Bonta, a Democrat, will face a rematch against San Leandro … Continue reading East Bay Assembly Matchups Set for the Fall Have Bipartisan Flavor

Assembly Candidate Pledges Salary to Charity, Uses Online Poll to Decide Where

AD25 candidate Craig StecklerASSEMBLY | 25TH DISTRICT | Former Fremont Police Chief Craig Steckler is offering voters a chance to help him decide which charity he will donate his entire Assembly salary, if he is elected to represent the East Bay’s 25th District.Steckler, who is among five candidates to replace termed out Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, … Continue reading Assembly Candidate Pledges Salary to Charity, Uses Online Poll to Decide Where

Wieckowski’s Revenge Porn Bill Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

ASSEMBLY | 25TH DISTRICT | A bill that would give victims of revenge porn the ability to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators under a pseudonym unanimously passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee Tuesday, 10-0.Fremont Assemblymember Bob Wieckowksi offered AB 2643 in February. He is also the chair of the powerful judiciary committee.With the ubiquity of cell … Continue reading Wieckowski’s Revenge Porn Bill Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

Moneyball: First Quarter East Bay Campaign Finance Reports

CAMPAIGN FINANCE | STATE SENATE DISTRICT 10 Mary Hayashi still holds a 4-to-1 money advantage over Assembly Bob Wieckowski in the five-person State Senate 10th District race. Hayashi reported a cash balance of $690,733, as of Mar. 17, according to finance reports. Of her $73,000 in expenditures since Jan. 1, nearly $27,000 was used on polling … Continue reading Moneyball: First Quarter East Bay Campaign Finance Reports

Moneyball: East Bay Assembly Races

ELECTION 2014 | ASSEMBLY | Campaign finance reports were released Friday. Below is four East Bay Assembly races, two open seats and a pair of freshman making their first bids for re-election this year.ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 15 Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner is termed out of this seat at the end of this year. Last week, she … Continue reading Moneyball: East Bay Assembly Races

East Bay Assemblyman Goes To A’s Game: I Guess I’m In The Front Row!

Wieckowski prefers the $98 seats.OAKLAND | When Oakland Mayor Jean Quan goes to an A’s game, she sits in the right field bleachers. When East Bay Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski spends an evening at the ballpark, he goes first class. As in, undeniably the best seats in the house directly behind home plate, front row.Unbeknownst to many A’s … Continue reading East Bay Assemblyman Goes To A’s Game: I Guess I’m In The Front Row!

Wieckowski Bill Allowing Non-Citizens To Serve On Juries Awaits Passage

Fremont Asm. Bob WieckowskiASSEMBLY 25 | Americans rarely enjoy jury duty, but a bill by Assemblymemeber Bob Wieckowski may test whether non-citizens will show much more enthusiasm passing judgment on their peers.Wieckowski’s bill, which originated in the Assembly Judiciary Committee of which he chairs, would allow non-citizens in the state to serve as jurors. The bill passed the … Continue reading Wieckowski Bill Allowing Non-Citizens To Serve On Juries Awaits Passage

Wieckowski Bill Authorizing County Transportation Tax Measure Heads To Governor’s Desk

ASSEMBLY 25 | A tweak in the state law that would allow Alameda County and Contra Costa County to again consider a transportation tax measure next year was approved last week by the State Senate.The bill offered by Fremont Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski now sits on the governor’s desk for approval after the Legislature’s upper house approved … Continue reading Wieckowski Bill Authorizing County Transportation Tax Measure Heads To Governor’s Desk

Wife of Alberto Torrico Attacks Wieckowski Aide At State Convention

ASSEMBLY 25 | By most accounts, last weekend’s Democratic State Convention in Sacramento was a quiet, sedate affair. Not so, was the case at a luncheon Saturday afternoon when the wife of former Assemblyman Alberto Torrico attacked the aide of Fremont Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski while alleging a long-time romance between the two.The confrontation, which many in … Continue reading Wife of Alberto Torrico Attacks Wieckowski Aide At State Convention