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.
Posted Nov. 21, 2012, 1:43 am
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office will not certify the final results of the Nov. 6 election until Dec. 4. In the days between now and then, a pair of Democrats will be keeping a close eye on updated tallies of the 50th Assembly District. According to the most recent numbers released Nov. 21, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom holds a slim 79-vote lead over incumbent Assembly member Betsy Butler.
Posted Nov. 18, 2012, 1:08 am
Jerry Brown’s signature was notably absent from the ballot arguments in favor of Proposition 30, the tax increase measure he pushed so hard in this fall’s election. He was essentially responsible for its content and for the now-mooted triggered budget cuts that – barring a “Perils of Pauline”-style rescue – would have cost public schools and universities more than $6 billion over the next year alone.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012, 1:50 am
At the end of counting Friday, Nov. 16 at 5:26 p.m., Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom increased his lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District seat to a margin of 291 votes. At end of business on Tuesday when the LA County Registrar's office website was last updated with results, he was just 218 votes ahead.
Posted Nov. 17, 2012, 12:56 am
Back in 1948, when most of America woke up the day after the presidential election and learned to its surprise that Harry Truman had defeated Thomas Dewey, California counted. It was only because of this state’s late-reporting vote that Truman won out.
Posted Nov. 14, 2012, 2:10 am
Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom is still maintaining a tight lead in the race for the 50th Assembly District. According to reporting as of Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 5:24 p.m., Bloom leads incumbent Betsy Butler by 218 votes after a total of 8,907 more ballots were counted. Before counting resumed earlier in the day, he was just 103 votes ahead.