Betty Weed?

CONTROLLER | When an election with close 4 million votes cast comes down to a difference of a mere 481 votes, the cause of the winning margin can be attributed to thousands of different minute factors. Weather is often a culprit, but maybe just as much as 500 people who would have otherwise voted for … Continue reading Betty Weed?

Controller Recount is Proving Fruitless for Perez Chances to Overtake Yee

CONTROLLER | RECOUNT | The writing appears to be on the wall for former Assembly Speaker John Perez's bid to overtake Alameda’s Betty Yee in the recount of its contentious primary race last month.Perez’s handpicked precincts are not gaining many votes to negate the 481 votes difference between he and Yee for the second place … Continue reading Controller Recount is Proving Fruitless for Perez Chances to Overtake Yee

East Bay’s Betty Yee, Ellen Corbett Show Signs of Fight at Party Convention

CAMPAIGN 2014 | If anything, last weekend’s State Democratic Party Convention provided hints two female veteran East Bay may make things interesting come June and possibly beyond.Alameda’s Betty Yee blocked Assembly Speaker John Perez from gaining the all-important party endorsement in their state controller race. Yee, a member of the State Board of Equalization nearly … Continue reading East Bay’s Betty Yee, Ellen Corbett Show Signs of Fight at Party Convention

Heavyweights For Controller Pose A New Stumbling Block For Alameda’s Betty Yee

Board of Equalization member Betty YeeSTATE CONTROLLER//2014 ELECTION | For a few months this summer, Alameda resident Betty Yee’s campaign for state controller was looking good. When State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, another East Bay resident, decided against another round of statewide musical chairs and announced he would not run for controller, it left the Board … Continue reading Heavyweights For Controller Pose A New Stumbling Block For Alameda’s Betty Yee

East Bay Democrats Network, Build Buzz For Campaigns In 2014

CADEM CONVENTION//ROUND UP | Being an off year in California and East Bay politics does not normally elicit much news. In fact, last weekend’s Democratic state convention was more about likely 2014 candidates making important first impressions and building a network of support. Like most conventions, the real news was more likely made outside the men’s … Continue reading East Bay Democrats Network, Build Buzz For Campaigns In 2014

Is Bill Lockyer Heading Back To School?

ANALYSIS | State Treasurer Bill Lockyer next career move may be academia. The Sacramento Bee reported the 71-year-old Lockyer is interested in replacing outgoing CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, who announced his retirement last May. Lockyer’s two-year calendar was thought to have been thoroughly scheduled. He already formed a campaign committee to run for state controller … Continue reading Is Bill Lockyer Heading Back To School?