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Elections

Silicon Valley congressional candidate tied to fake newspaper

A congressional candidate is connected to a fake newspaper that’s plastered the South Bay, which mirrors several other misleading websites created by her consultant with ties to Roger Stone and an extreme right-wing agenda. With a few weeks until Election Day, voters across Silicon Valley are finding a newspaper in their mailboxes called The South...

District 8 San Jose council candidates debate at Evergreen forum

The four candidates running for the District 8 San Jose City Council seat recently debated issues ranging from homelessness to public safety in the Evergreen neighborhood. Incumbent Councilmember Domingo Candelas, Surinder “Suri” Kaur Dhaliwal, Sukhdev Bainiwal and Tam Truong spoke to about 50 residents at The Villages Golf and Country Club Wednesday in a forum hosted...

Special interests spend little in Silicon Valley congressional race

Millions of dollars have gone into Silicon Valley’s open congressional race, but only a fraction has come from political committees. Of the 11 candidates running to replace Rep. Anna Eshoo in California’s 16th congressional district, only four have received funding from political action committees (PACs) as of the Dec. 31 reporting deadline — Assemblymember Evan...

What Santa Clara County voters need to know for the primary election

With less than a month before the March primary elections, here’s what voters need to know before casting their ballots. This year’s primary election is filled with a slate of nationwide, statewide and local elections, including the presidential primary. California voters will be asked to whittle down the candidates who might fill the late Sen. Dianne...

Sunnyvale considers switch to ranked-choice voting

While Sunnyvale will ask voters to approve some changes to the city charter this November, a more significant overhaul could be coming in two years. The Sunnyvale City Council plans to update some of its city charter language — including removing citizenship requirements on various city commissions — which voters need to approve in November....

On the Record: Congressional candidate Julie Lythcott-Haims

San José Spotlight asked readers what they want to know about the candidates running for Silicon Valley’s competitive Congressional District 16 race. We received more than 100 questions from readers for the candidates and narrowed it down to eight questions that capture a range of critical national issues — from immigration to foreign policy and...

On the Record: Congressional candidate Peter Dixon

San José Spotlight asked readers what they want to know about the candidates running for Silicon Valley’s competitive Congressional District 16 race. We received more than 100 questions from readers for the candidates and narrowed it down to eight questions that capture a range of critical national issues — from immigration to foreign policy and...

On the Record: Congressional candidate Joe Simitian

San José Spotlight asked readers what they want to know about the candidates running for Silicon Valley’s competitive Congressional District 16 race. We received more than 100 questions from readers for the candidates and narrowed it down to eight questions that capture a range of critical national issues — from immigration to foreign policy and...