elections 2024

Mayor

See where candidates stand on issues

Sophie Hahn, Kate Harrison, and Adena Ishii speak to the public on July 17, 2024. Credit: Kelly Sullivan Berkeley’s three candidates for mayor — District 5 Councilmember Sophie Hahn, former District 4 Councilmember Kate Harrison and education and nonprofit consultant Adena Ishii — took questions on housing, race, policing, business and the environment at a […]

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Salesforce exec donates $100K to elect Daniel Lurie as SF mayor

A high-profile software executive is putting his deep pockets behind mayoral contender and City Hall outsider Daniel Lurie, one of a handful of tech-linked donations that the nonprofit founder has recently secured. Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris donated $100,000 to the candidate’s independent expenditure committee, “Believe in SF Lurie for Mayor 2024,” according to recently filed […]

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Mayor

San Francisco mayor says Biden should stay in the race

With anxieties about President Joe Biden’s candidacy riding high, San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in an interview Wednesday that—in contrast to some leading Democrats—she wholeheartedly supports the president remaining on the ticket.  “He’s still very fired up and ready to take on Donald Trump,” Breed told The Standard. “We need someone in the office […]

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Mayor

San Francisco Republicans back Farrell, Lurie in mayor’s race

For Bill Jackson, a Republican education consultant in San Francisco, voting for a moderate Democrat has become his go-to compromise in local elections. “Really, what we want is a Republican mayor,” Jackson said. “But we don’t have a realistic candidate.” Jackson isn’t alone. In the deep blue San Francisco where 64% of registered voters are […]

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Mayor

New poll predicts new mayor for San Francisco

“San Franciscans want an effective, experienced leader as their next mayor who can help get our city back on track,” Farrell said in a statement. “I understand the challenges our city faces and have the vision and bold policies to create a safer, clearer, and stronger San Francisco.” A ranked-choice contest allows San Francisco voters […]

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Mayor

Levi’s heir might fund his campaign

Public financing gives candidates additional funds but places a cap on his spending. By sidestepping the public matching program, Lurie could run the risk of turning off some voters but he would be able to spend an unlimited sum.  “What we know from research is that self-funding is less effective,” said Jason McDaniel, a political […]

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Alabama

Lawmaker helping lead impeachment of Philadelphia’s prosecutor will run for state attorney general | #elections | #alabama

As a freshman lawmaker, he became one of two House Republicans tapped to lead the impeachment of Philadelphia’s progressive district attorney, Larry Krasner. The process is tied up in court, with Krasner challenging it as a political impeachment based on policy disagreements, not credible evidence of wrongdoing in office. Williams, 58, born in Alabama, got his law degree at […]

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Alaska

Trump governor races endorsements | #alaska | #politics

(The Hill) — Former President Trump’s nearly two dozen endorsements in gubernatorial races this election season showed a near-dead-even split in wins and losses in races across the U.S. Of the 21 gubernatorial candidates who ran in the general election with Trump’s backing, nine won their races while 11 lost, following a tally of the latest […]

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