Alameda County Dems to offer March primary endorsements

Party endorsement could affect at least three races in the March primary.

Hernandez snags support from second county supervisor

Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez's bid for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors received the endorsement of perhaps its most labor-friendly member last week as the campaign to replace retiring District 1 Supervisor Scott Haggerty heads into the final stretch toward the Mar. 3 primary. Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle announced his endorsement of Hernandez, … Continue reading Hernandez snags support from second county supervisor

The bill that may cinch re-election for Steve Glazer

State Sen. Steve Glazer may not exude much warmth toward constituents, but some of election year strategies in recent years have been electric. Days before Thanksgiving, Glazer announced a bill proposed for the next legislative session in January that would ease some of the more inconvenient aspects of PG&E's power shut-offs -- the inability to … Continue reading The bill that may cinch re-election for Steve Glazer

ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

The next person to represent District 1 on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will be a current elected officials from either Fremont or Dublin. The four-person field was set Wednesday, although the list of candidates had solidified months ago. The March primary campaign is Alameda County's marquee race. It features a seat on the … Continue reading ALCO D1: Fremont vs. Dublin in East Bay’s marquee March primary race

Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan

By now, Rep. Eric Swalwell's image on any cable news network over the past three years has greatly raised his profile in a mostly positive manner. But there is a flip-side to his ubiquity in the public eye. Six candidates will challenge his re-election in the 15th Congressional District next March. They include three Democrats, … Continue reading Six to challenge Eric Swalwell in March primary; Khanna faces candidate critical of his stance toward Pakistan

Large field aims to replace Kansen Chu; Nancy Skinner runs uncontested

The 12-year state legislative cycle has rendered most assembly and state senate races as cakewalks for incumbents since new term limits were enacted in 2012. Of the eight legislative seats in Alameda County, just one race is a fully contested, while another could hold some drama next year. Otherwise, incumbents will again hold a distinct … Continue reading Large field aims to replace Kansen Chu; Nancy Skinner runs uncontested

Incumbent East Bay legislator blocked from receiving Democratic Party’s backing

East Bay state Sen. Steve Glazer's re-election campaign will not be able to tout the full backing of the California Democratic Party. The incumbent Seventh District state senator failed to come close to receiving the requisite support from fellow Democrats to win the endorsement at the party's convention last weekend in Long Beach. Glazer received … Continue reading Incumbent East Bay legislator blocked from receiving Democratic Party’s backing

Wieckowski receives major labor endorsement

Alameda County's largest and most politically active union is backing state Sen. Bob Wieckowski for next year's open Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat in District 1. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 announced its support for Wieckowski's bid to replace Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty, who is not seeking re-election to his … Continue reading Wieckowski receives major labor endorsement

City Council Briefing: Tax breaks for landlords, proposed ballot measures, Santos to be honored

East Bay City Council meeting highlights for the week of Oct. 21: >>> OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL (Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m) - Item 11 MOM AND POP TAX BREAK  - Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo's proposal from last fall to offer small-time landlords a limited business tax exemption on gross receipt comes to the Finance and Management Committee meeting … Continue reading City Council Briefing: Tax breaks for landlords, proposed ballot measures, Santos to be honored

East Bay Insiders – Episode 1 – Tale of the Tape

The District 1 Alameda County Supervisors campaign is the East Bay's top March 2020 primary race. But why are the candidate's keeping their campaigns a secret? Steve Tavares and Shawn Wilson provide an introduction of the candidates with the Tale of the Tape (with sound effects!).Plus: The conviction last week of a powerful Tri-Valley developer … Continue reading East Bay Insiders – Episode 1 – Tale of the Tape

Julián Castro will tour Oakland homeless encampment

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro will receive a tour of a homeless encampment near the Home Depot at High Street and Alameda Avenue this Wednesday compliments of Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo. The encampment, notable for the large number of small RVs that ringed the streets near the Home Depot shopping center, cleared recently by the … Continue reading Julián Castro will tour Oakland homeless encampment

Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernández is joining what has until now been a boy's club after announcing her campaign Thursday for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors seat being vacated next year by Scott Haggerty. Hernández, who was elected to the Dublin City Council in 2016, joins a growing field of candidates that includes state … Continue reading Dublin’s Hernández is running for Alameda County supervisor

SD7: Marisol Rubio wins early endorsement in bid to unseat Steve Glazer

State Sen. Steve Glazer may have a formidable primary challenge on his hands. The Tri-Valley Democratic Club voted Monday night to overwhelmingly support Democrat Marisol Rubio, one of Glazer's challengers in the seventh state senate district. The club, which often skewers a bit more progressive than the region it represents, backed Rubio by a wide-margin, … Continue reading SD7: Marisol Rubio wins early endorsement in bid to unseat Steve Glazer

NEW! Who’s eyeing East Bay campaigns for November 2020

The 2020 California primary is moving from June to March next year. Many state and county races in the East Bay are already at full-speed in anticipation of the early election day. Check out the East Bay Citizen's comprehensive list of candidates for those races HERE. With the traditional Labor Day starting line for the … Continue reading NEW! Who’s eyeing East Bay campaigns for November 2020

San Leandro is already eyeing tax measures for 2020

A structural deficit in San Leandro may worsen if the economy turns downward soon. High turnout elections in 2020 could help support tax measures.