Politics & Government

Politics & Government

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...

Santa Clara has no records of PR firm’s campaign work

As Santa Clarans prepare to go to the ballot box for a second time to vote on how to re-district the city for future elections, city officials can’t account for work done on taxpayers’ dime the last time residents voted on the matter. When it comes to campaigns — whether for a candidate or ballot...

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...

San Jose Assemblymember Kansen Chu pushes for Census participation

San Jose Assemblymember Kansen Chu kicked off 2020 with a topic that counts: the census. A few dozen community members gathered Saturday afternoon for a town hall at Berryessa’s Summerdale Elementary School to hear details about the upcoming 2020 Census, which is set to begin in March, from census officials. The informational event included PowerPoint presentations...