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Jerry Rubin

News, Election, Santa Monica

Sixth Time A Charm? Activist Jerry Rubin Announces 2014 City Council Candidacy

Posted Apr. 2, 2014, 9:07 am

Santa Monica "peace activist" Jerry Rubin has announced he will again be a candidate for Santa Monica City Council in the City's November 4, 2014 general election. This is the sixth time he will be running since 2000.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

SMRR Endorses Three Candidates For June 3 Primary Races

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 9:03 am

The 2014 election season is beginning to heat up. With the Primary Election scheduled for June 3 – which is about 10 weeks from now – the Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) membership voted on Sunday who to endorse for several key elections, including LA County Supervisor (Third District), State Assembly (50th District), State Senate (26th District), and U.S. Congress (33rd District).

Election, Santa Monica, Politics

Bobby Shriver County Supervisor Campaign Raises $550K... So Far

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:24 am

Bobby Shriver's campaign for LA County Supervisor has released its first campaign fundraising report showing nearly 2,000 donors in 10 weeks.

Wendy Greuel is a Democratic candidate for the 33rd Congressional District.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Assemblyman Richard Bloom, Santa Monica Leaders Endorse Wendy Greuel

Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:38 am

A handful of Santa Monica leaders, including Assemblyman Richard Bloom and three former Mayors, have announced their support for Wendy Greuel’s congressional campaign.

State Senator Ted W. Lieu.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Democrats: 33rd District Congressional Candidate Forum March 27

Posted Mar. 17, 2014, 9:56 am

The Santa Monica Democratic Club has announced it will host State Senator Ted Lieu (Dem-28th District) followed by a candidate forum for the open 33rd Congressional District.

News, California, Election, Santa Monica

Candidate Pools Begin To Take Shape For Local June 3 Primary Races

Posted Mar. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

As a formality, the filing period deadline for the June 3 primary election was extended from Friday until Wednesday for the 33rd Congressional District with incumbent Henry Waxman not seeking reelection.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Government

LA County Supervisor Third District Debate To Take Place Thursday, March 20

Posted Mar. 8, 2014, 8:32 am

LA County Supervisor Third District candidates John Duran, Sheila Kuehl, Bobby Shriver, and Pamela Conley Ulich will take part in a debate on Thursday, March 20.

Bobby Shriver (center) joined by Santa Monica City Council members Terry O'Day (from left), Tony Vazquez, Bob Holbrook, and Ted Winterer.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Politics

Four Santa Monica Council Members Endorse Bobby Shriver For Supervisor

Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 8:16 am

Four current Santa Monica City Council Members have endorsed former Santa Monica council member Bobby Shriver in his race for LA Supervisor.

Sheila Kuehl.

Opinion, Election, Santa Monica, Government, Politics

The Race For LA County Supervisor (Third District) – Sheila Kuehl

Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 7:00 am

Sheila Kuehl discusses her candidacy for LA County Supervisor to represent the third supervisorial district with Mirror Columnist Susan Cloke.

Phil Brock.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Government

Recreation & Parks Commissioner Phil Brock To Run For Santa Monica City Council

Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:25 am

The 2014 General Election is still nine months away and there are sure to be plenty of candidates throwing their respective hats into the ring for the upcoming Santa Monica City Council race, but one person who has already announced formal plans to have his name on the November ballot is Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commissioner Phil Brock.

SMMUSD board member Ben Allen.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Government

SMMUSD Board Member Ben Allen Eyes State Senator Ted Lieu's Seat

Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:23 am

The game of political musical chairs has created vacuums of openings for certain seats in county, state, and federal office. In Congress, Rep. Henry Waxman’s announcement he is ending his tenure representing Santa Monica and the Westside in Washington, D.C. has drawn quite the field of potential candidates to fill a seat not open in 40 years.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Election, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

New Voters Actually Turned Out At Last Fall’s Election

Posted Sep. 7, 2013, 9:35 am

Think back to last fall’s election, when many analysts – especially Republicans – were amazed that President Obama won the popular vote by almost 4 percent over Republican Mitt Romney, a 51-47 percent margin that was fully three percent higher than the final average of nine major polls, from Gallup to Public Policy Polling.

Brent Roske will run as an independent in the 2014 primary for the 33rd District, which encompasses Santa Monica.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Government

Congressional Candidate Brent Roske Announces Run In 33rd District

Posted Aug. 15, 2013, 7:56 am

West Hollywood resident Brent Roske has announced he will run as an independent Congressional candidate for California's 33rd District in the June 2014 primary against incumbent Henry Waxman.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, City Hall, Plane Crash

Running For Office In Santa Monica To Cost $25

Posted Jun. 28, 2013, 9:15 am

Santa Monica City Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday requiring potential candidates for City office to pay a $25 filing fee.

News, City Council, Fire Department, Election, Santa Monica

New Fees Proposed For Santa Monica Election Nomination Papers, False Alarms

Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 9:12 am

Santa Monica’s Biennial Budget is finally coming up for a vote next week. With City officials predicting budget deficits as early as 2015, several fees have been proposed to help increase revenues into City Hall and help Santa Monica keep its bookkeeping as balanced as possible.

Eric Garcetti was elected the new mayor of Los Angeles.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Eric Garcetti Wins L.A. Mayoral Race

Posted May. 23, 2013, 9:33 am

Eric Garcetti claimed the top political office in Los Angeles, as the native Angeleno defeated Wendy Greuel in the run-off mayoral race May 21. According to reported results, Garcetti defeated Greuel by more than 26,000 votes. The final tally was 181,955 to 155,497, or 54 percent to 46 percent, in favor of Garcetti.

Sheila Kuehl served eight years in the State Senate and six years in the State Assembly, and, in 2008, left the legislature under California's term limits statute.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Government

Sheila Kuehl To Run For Yaroslavsky's LA County Board of Supervisors Seat

Posted Jan. 12, 2013, 9:37 am

When Zev Yaroslavsky is termed out of office for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors next year, former State Senate and State Assembly member Sheila Kuehl hopes to be elected to take his seat.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Election, Columnist, Government

How Would California Do On Its Own? It Might Be Just Fine

Posted Jan. 5, 2013, 9:04 am

Remember how back on Election Night last November, Republican Mitt Romney held a lead of more than 1 million in the popular vote and an edge of more than 20 Electoral College votes – until 8 p.m., when the GOP hit the California firewall of 55 electoral votes and a 21 percent margin in the popular vote going to the Democrat, President Obama?

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica, Government

Real Change By GOP? You'll Sooner Hear A Dog Quack

Posted Dec. 22, 2012, 12:55 am

Calls for change by the Republican Party – especially its California branch – came from all sides in the days immediately following President Obama’s reelection last fall.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Election, Columnist, Government

Next California State Election: Will GOP Find Another Billionaire?

Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 12:35 am

The moment one election ends, all politicians’ thoughts naturally turn to the next one. And California’s 2014 run for governor – which has already informally begun – could be one completely unique.

Pam O'Connor was appointed Santa Monica Mayor on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to serve a two-year term.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

Pam O'Connor New Santa Monica Mayor; Terry O'Day Appointed Mayor Pro Tem

Posted Dec. 11, 2012, 12:35 pm

Pam O’Connor commenced her fourth term as Santa Monica Mayor after five rounds of tight voting Tuesday, taking over the seat previously occupied by newly minted state Assemblyman Richard Bloom. Moments after O’Connor’s selection as the City’s leader, Terry O’Day was elected to his first term as Mayor Pro Tem.

The City's new Council members will be sworn in at Santa Monica City Hall tonight, Dec. 11.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

New Santa Monica City Council Members To Be Sworn In Tonight

Posted Dec. 11, 2012, 1:09 am

Santa Monica City Clerk Sarah Gorman will tonight administer the oath of office to new Santa Monica City Council members. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 1685 Main Street.

Richard Bloom holds a narrow victory over Betsy Butler after 100 percent of precincts were counted as part of the Nov. 6 election.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Bloom Increases Lead Over Betsy Butler To 1536 Votes In 50th Assembly Race

Posted Dec. 1, 2012, 1:16 am

After declaring victory Wednesday with a lead of 1246 votes, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has further increased his lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District race by 1536 votes.

Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom (center) has declared victory in the race for the 50th Assembly District. He is pictured with some of his supporters on Election Night.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom Declares Victory In 50th Assembly District Race

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, 10:48 am

Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has declared victory in the race for the 50th Assembly District after his lead Wednesday increased to 1246 votes. “After two years of campaigning in one of the most closely watched elections in the State of California, I just learned that the results of the latest vote count are such that we believe I am assured to be sworn in as the next representative for the 50th Assembly District,” Bloom said in a message to his supporters Wednesday afternoon.

Richard Bloom holds a narrow victory over Betsy Butler after 100 percent of precincts were counted as part of the Nov. 6 election.

News, Election, Santa Monica

50th Assembly Race Continues: Richard Bloom's Lead Increases To 888 Votes

Posted Nov. 26, 2012, 1:24 am

In the race for the 50th Assembly District race, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom increased his lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District seat to a margin of 888 votes as of the latest reported counting Monday, Nov. 26 at 2:58 p.m.

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