Election 2020

Election 2020

Silicon Valley candidates vying for Senate seat face off

Article courtesy of Lorraine Gabbert / Almaden Times Candidates for state Senate in District 15 faced off this week on issues ranging from education to housing at a debate hosted by the Almaden Valley Community Association. The candidates included former California Assemblymember Nora Campos, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ken...

Poll: Candidate Matt Mahan leads San Jose City Council District 10 race

A new poll obtained by San José Spotlight shows District 10 candidate Matt Mahan gaining steam in the open City Council race to replace Councilmember Johnny Khamis next year. The poll, funded by Innovation for All, an independent expenditure committee organized by civic leaders Carl Guardino, Jim Cunneen and Edesa Bitbadal, shows Mahan doubling support...

Assemblyman Evan Low joins Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign

The Yang Gang has a new Silicon Valley leader — Assemblyman Evan Low. The South Bay legislator announced Wednesday that he is joining Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign as a national co-chair. The news comes on the heels of the latest Democratic debate in Iowa, which excluded Yang much to the disappointment of his supporters, and...

San Jose mayor kicks off Mike Bloomberg campaign in Bay Area

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo kicked off presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg’s campaign in the Bay Area at a Pleasanton home Saturday, officially marking “Day One” of a nationwide campaign just months before millions of Democratic voters march to the polls in the spring. Addressing an intimate gathering of affluent Bay Area voters, Liccardo expressed his...

Salesforce founder donates $25K to boost San Jose tax measure

A hotly-contested real property transfer tax was placed on the 2020 ballot by the San Jose City Council just weeks ago, but already the proposal — now dubbed Measure E — has received its first major financial contribution. But the first publicly-reported donation, which will likely support mailers and other public advocacy for Measure E,...

San Jose: Elizabeth Warren talks universal child care, taxing wealthy

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren stopped in San Jose on Friday to meet with local child care workers who shared challenges with a growing workload and shrinking paychecks. The Massachusetts senator used the campaign stop to tout her plan for universal, federally-funded child care and higher wages for providers. The Silicon Valley visit, hosted by...

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