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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.