Before 2010, San Leandro voters had never seen a city council incumbent lose re-election. With the aid of ranked-choice voting that year, San Leandro Mayor Tony Santos was upset by Stephen Cassidy. Two years ago, Councilmember Lee Thomas was narrowly… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor District 1 This race has already been the East Bay’s most punishing for months. The Alameda County race for District 1 supervisor pits candidates from both halves of the roughly equal east county and Fremont district. Amazingly,… Read More ›
Alameda County Democrats typically have a high bar when it comes to advocating for the removal of one of their own from office. While a number of Democratic incumbents for races this November in Alameda County failed to receive the… Read More ›
It won’t be the first time you will hear about political candidates griping about their yard signs being stolen or defaced this election season. But two candidates in San Leandro and Union City took to social media over the weekend… Read More ›
For more than a year, San Leandro City Council candidate Bryan Azevedo has been doing good deeds around town. He’s received notoriety for organizing outings to pick up litter around the city, helped seniors during the pandemic, and delivered food… Read More ›
Like vice-president and lieutenant governor, the honorific of vice mayor sounds important. But it’s not. The ceremonial title’s job prescription is solely to be a stand-in for the mayor at ribbon-cuttings and sometimes preside over a council meeting when the… Read More ›
Cities without campaign contribution limits, however, will be preempted by a new state law coming into effect in 2021.
San Leandro’s District 2 City Council election is essentially two years away, but two likely candidates are already talking trash in an odd, passive-aggressive standoff being played out in the city’s weekly newspaper. In 2016, Ed Hernández defeated Bryan Azevedo… Read More ›