Election 2020

Election 2020

Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan joins Assembly race

Another Milpitas politician is yearning to go to Sacramento. Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan filed papers Wednesday to run for an open California Assembly seat in District 25, a contest that has now garnered interest from every single member of the Milpitas council — except Bob Nunez. But Phan, 26, told San José Spotlight in an...

Sam Liccardo endorses Jim Zito over his colleague Sylvia Arenas

Self-described fiscal conservative Jim Zito is eyeing San Jose Councilmember Sylvia Arenas’ seat and a powerful coalition of endorsements — including from Mayor Sam Liccardo — might help him score a spot on the 11-member council. The mayor joined Zito to officially kick off his campaign to unseat Arenas last week at the Curry Pizza...

San Jose: Senate candidates debate immigration, public safety and more

Five candidates vying to replace Sen. Jim Beall in Sacramento next year took the stage in San Jose this week at a neighborhood group’s forum to field questions on immigration, public safety and transportation. Hosted by the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association on Thursday night, the District 15 candidates included former Assemblywoman Nora Campos, Santa Clara...

San Jose City Council candidates differ on public policy, SVLG survey finds

With the California primary election just five months away, a new survey sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group highlighted the stark differences between local candidates vying for a seat on the San Jose City Council. SVLG, a trade association comprised of the region’s leading businesses and tech companies, surveyed nearly 30 candidates running for...

CA Senate candidates talk housing during Sunnyvale forum

As Democratic presidential hopefuls debated national issues Tuesday night, a trio of candidates vying for California’s Senate District 13 seat gathered in a little room inside Sunnyvale’s Elks Lodge to make their case to local voters. SV at Home Action Fund hosted the candidate forum, grilling the contenders on issues around housing, including their stance...

Jill Biden stops in Bay Area to stump for her husband

A small crowd of eager donors crammed into a Fremont home on Saturday night for a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden, days after the Democratic presidential hopeful’s campaign was overshadowed by reports that President Donald Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate the Biden family — a charge that’s now led to an impeachment inquiry. But...

Longtime South Bay attorney Anne Kepner joins Assembly race

South Bay consumer attorney Anne Kepner, who’s served five years on the West Valley-Mission Community College Board, is running for an open Assembly seat in what’s shaping up to be one of the most closely-watched races this fall. Kepner, 50, last week joined the race to succeed Kansen Chu in Assembly District 25, which covers...

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