Hollister, CAca.gov

City Council, District 3 Vacancy

The City Council of the City of Hollister at its regular meeting on June 7, 2021, unanimously voted to Call for a Special Municipal Election on November 2, 2021, to fill the Council Member District 3 vacancy. Candidate must be….. A Citizen of the United States. At least 18 years...
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John Cox to campaign for governor in Monterey on Wednesday

MONTEREY, Calif. — -Video from previous broadcast. Republican John Cox, a candidate in the Gavin Newsom recall election, will be in Monterey on Wednesday. Cox's "Meet the Beast Bus Tour' will stop at Windows on the Bay at 11 a.m. Cox, a 65-year-old businessman who lost in a landslide to...
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Sentinel

Letter | Do Republicans fear truth coming out about Jan. 6?

We all know why Republican politicians continue to favor Trump over country: His base. They fear losing in their primary if they do not follow him lock step. In short, losing to an even more devout Trump-Head in the primary is their greatest fear. Holding on to power is more vital to them than their love of democracy. But the real puzzle is why do middle-class Americans worship Trump? What has he done for American families? Their cult-like devotion gives cover to Republicans in delaying progress in Congress as well as preventing a bipartisan investigation of the insurrection. Perhaps Republicans fear the truth will reveal those attacking our democracy were who they said they were: Trump-lovers and white supremacists. Were any Congressional Republicans behind the insurrection? Antifa dressed as Trump supporters? Please. Do Republicans fear the truth will come out via an insurrection commission?
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‘Recall Velazquez’ legal notice rejected again

A group of Hollister residents who hope to unseat the mayor in a recall election are now blaming City Clerk Christine Black after their required public noticing paperwork was rejected for the second time. The citizens group known as Recall Velazquez sent out a press release May 19 accusing Black...
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Another Challenger Jumps into Santa Clara County Supes Race

Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine this week formally declared his candidacy for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Constantine, a retired firefighter who has served on the Morgan Hill City Council since 2010, highlighted his experience and supporters in a press release from his supervisorial campaign earlier this week.
Morgan Hill, CAMorgan Hill Times

Constantine announces run for county supervisor

Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine this week formally declared his candidacy for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat. Constantine, a retired firefighter who has served on the Morgan Hill City Council since 2010, highlighted his experience and supporters in a press release from his supervisorial campaign earlier this week.
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Hollister council will fill vacant seat in November election

Honor Spencer submitted her letter of resignation April 1 and April 19 was her last council meeting. File photo by John Chadwell. On April 2, Hollister City Clerk Christine Black informed the City Council that she had received a resignation letter from Councilwoman Honor Spencer. On May 3, the four remaining council members agreed to hold off replacing Spencer as the District 3 council member until the Nov. 2 election.
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Santa Cruz heads toward a district-based system for city council representation

Santa Cruz will soon kick-start a process to divide the city into seven voting districts ahead of the November 2022 election. City councilmembers unanimously approved a timeline Tuesday afternoon for a transition from at-large city council elections to district-based ones. The districting effort has been simmering for years, and gained steam in February 2020 with the threat of a lawsuit under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).
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Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine running for county supervisor

Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine has joined the contest for Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman’s seat. Constantine joins former councilmember Johnny Khamis, County Board of Education President Claudia Rossi and Los Gatos Vice Mayor Rob Rennie in vying for the District 1 seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Wasserman’s term will... The post Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine running for county supervisor appeared first on San José Spotlight.
Santa Cruz, CAcityofsantacruz.com

Transition to District Elections Kicks Off

Over the next 12 months, the City intends to transition from at-large elections for its Councilmembers to district-based elections. This transition will involve community input at various stages, including public-participation in determining district boundaries and an election schedule. The City anticipates that Council will consider whether to establish district-based elections and what district maps will look like by March 2022.
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Soledad Reaches Twenty-first Century with First Female Mayor

Anna Velazquez for Mayor supporters walk through the streets of Soledad last year | Provided. History was made in Soledad last year when voters elected the first female mayor in the city’s 99-year history. Soledad City Council member Anna Velazquez bested incumbent Frank Ledesma in the November election. After a decade, Soledad is under new leadership.
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Third District Supervisor announces his last term

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KION) Santa Cruz County Third District Supervisor announced he will not be seeking reelection and that his final term will end in 2022. Supervisory Ryan Coonerty was elected as Third District Supervisor in 2014 and was reelected in 2018. KION's Jonathan Sarabia will have more tonight...
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Q&A with District 1 candidate Johnny Khamis

Why are you running for Santa Clara County Supervisor and what makes you qualified to represent District 1?. As mayor and a retired firefighter, I am uniquely qualified to be the next Supervisor for District 1. I have been an advocate for South County while serving on different boards including VTA, the Caltrain Local Policy Maker Group, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. While serving, my top priority has been making sure that South County gets its fair and equitable share of regional resources. I have a track record of getting things done and I know my work at the local and regional level will allow me to hit the ground running on day one on the Board of Supervisors.
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Politics: Four intend to run for Santa Clara County District 1 in 2022

Current Supervisor Mike Wasserman terms out after 12 years in office. The race to represent District 1 on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has just begun. Four candidates so far have announced their intention to run to replace Mike Wasserman, who represents the South Valley region and will be termed out at the end of 2022.
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3rd district County Supervisor Ryan Coonerty will not run for reelection

SANTA CRUZ — Supervisor Ryan Coonerty, who represents residents in Live Oak, Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon and Davenport, is making his political exit in 2022. Coonerty confirmed with local media Monday night that the third district seat will be up for grabs when he steps down to find new personal and professional focuses.