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  • Elections

    Baldwin Park councilwoman, former state Assemblyman, union organizer to run for San Gabriel Valley’s state senate seat

    With the 2018 primary elections about a year away, three Democrats have begun campaigning to represent the San Gabriel Valley in the state Senate. Baldwin Park Councilwoman Susan Rubio, Los Angeles Community College District Board Trustee and former state Assemblyman Mike Eng and union organizer Ruben Sierra, of Alhambra, are running for the 22nd Senate District. The district — which includes the cities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead, El Monte, South El...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Special elections

    South El Monte to fill vacant seat by appointment, hold special election in November

    SOUTH EL MONTE >> The City Council decided Tuesday to appoint a resident to fill the seat left after its former mayor resigned amid a corruption scandal last year, until a special election can be held Nov. 7, 2017. Based on state law, the term for the appointee can only last until the next municipal general election, said Alex Olvera, manager of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s election information and preparation division. Faced with a...

    Christopher Yee
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  • Local Elections

    Montebello teachers union gets jump on election with early school board endorsements

    The Montebello Unified School Board election isn’t for another six months. And candidates can’t file paperwork to be included on the ballot for another two months. But that’s not stopping the Montebello Teachers Association from getting a head start on endorsing candidates. The union announced on Monday endorsements of Miki Moreno, Marisol Uribe and Arturo Valdez for three seats held by incumbents in November. None of the incumbents holding those seats...

    Hayley Munguia
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  • Local taxes

    Montebello council moves closer to putting sales tax proposal on ballot

    MONTEBELLO >> City council members moved closer Wednesday to getting the required unanimous vote to declare a fiscal emergency to put a 1 percent sales tax increase on the Nov. 7 ballot. The lone holdout, Councilman Bill Molinari, warmed to idea of an emergency vote after the council proposed a plan limiting funds for council member travel budget, raising requirements for city contracts and creating an oversight committee chaired by residents. Passed by voters in 1996,...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Local Elections

    Montebello council to consider placing sales-tax measure on November ballot

    MONTEBELLO >> After relying for years on one-time infusions of cash to plug holes in the city’s budget, Montebello’s council could soon declare a fiscal emergency that would allow officials to put a sales tax increase on the Nov. 7 ballot. The city faces a $5.6 million deficit in City Manager Francesca Tucker-Schuyler’s $58 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Tucker-Schuyler said approving a proposal to increase the sales tax from 8.75 percent...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Local Elections

    Early results for the Arcadia Unified school board election

    Arcadia Unified School Board Vice President Fenton Eng was leading in his effort to keep his seat following Tuesday’s four-way election, while newcomer Leigh Chavez was poised to take the seat vacated by president Janet Chew’s seat. Four candidates vied for the two seats. With 34 percent of the vote, Eng led the pack after all 14 precincts reported. Chavez, a community volunteer, took second place with 30 percent of the vote. In a phone interview after the...

    Hayley Munguia
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  • State elections

    Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo launches bid for Kevin de Leon’s Senate seat

    Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo, who wielded influence in Los Angeles politics for nearly a decade, has thrown her own hat in the ring for a seat in Sacramento. Durazo revealed her plans Thursday on Twitter to run for the 24th District seat being vacated next year by state Sen. Kevin de Leon. She included the comment, “Glad to announce my candidacy for State Senate,” along with a link to an article...

    By Elizabeth Chou echou@scng.com @reporterliz on Twitter|

  • Run-off elections

    Gomez to likely face Ahn in June 6 runoff for 34th Congressional District

    LOS ANGELES >> Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez will likely face Los Angeles Planning Commissioner Robert Lee Ahn in the June 6 runoff in the 34th Congressional District special election. Gomez, D-Eagle Rock, led the 24-candidate field with 8,156 votes, or 28.14 percent, with fellow Democrat Ahn second with 5,504 votes, or 18.99 percent, according to semi-official results released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Democrat Maria Cabildo, an...

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  • Local Elections

    24 vie to fill Xavier Becerra’s congressional seat in today’s special election

    LOS ANGELES — Two dozen candidates will be vying in a special election today to fill the 34th Congressional District seat left vacant by former Rep. Xavier Becerra’s move to Sacramento to become the state’s attorney general. The district stretches roughly from Koreatown in the west to the Long Beach (710) Freeway in the east and from the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in the south to the Ventura (134) Freeway in the north. It includes downtown Los Angeles, the Westlake...

    City News Service|

  • Mayoral elections

    Ferguson mayor seeks third term as challenged city’s face

    FERGUSON, Mo.>> Ferguson’s leadership has changed drastically since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown put the St. Louis suburb at the center of the debate over the treatment of blacks by the nation’s police forces. The one constant has been Mayor James Knowles III, who is asking voters for another three years on Tuesday in what surely has become one of the toughest political jobs in America. Knowles, who is finishing his second term, is running against Ella...

    By JIM SALTER Associated Press|

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