Articles Tagged With ‘Election’




Jones thanks supporters, plans to continue supporting good government

OPINION by BRUCE JONES, M.D. Earlier this month, Elaina Cano, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder, reported and certified that Bruce Gibson received thirteen votes more than I did in the District 2 Supervisor’s election. An examination of the election... (Continue reading)

Group halts SLO County District 2 recount

Press release from San Luis Obispo County Citizens Action Team The San Luis Obispo County Citizens Action Team (SLOCCAT) issues this preliminary report of its findings and observations related to the two public recounts of the 4th District and 2nd... (Continue reading)

The “Sophie’s Choice” election

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Never did I think I would write an opinion piece on national elections in a local paper. But never in my six decades on this planet have I seen a presidential election like this one. This... (Continue reading)

Kevin Rice withdraws from SLO City Council race

San Luis Obispo Council candidate Kevin Rice announced during his introduction at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Candidates Forum that he is stepping down from the race and endorsing Paul Brown. Rice asked the audience to join himself... (Continue reading)

Katcho, Parkinson have big nights

BY THE CALCOASTNEWS STAFF It took the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s office almost five hours to post all the local election results on-line Tuesday night, but after the dust finally settled, there were some big winners, some big losers,... (Continue reading)

Meg Whitman: The $71 million candidate

According to public campaign records, Meg Whitman has so far spent $71 million of her personal fortune to become the next governor of California–and that is just for the primary. [Associated Press] The former eBay CEO is expected to prevail... (Continue reading)

Parkinson tied to phony mailer

Members of the Democratic Central Committee contend Ian Parkinson’s campaign is trying to influence the vote by sending out phony mailers in an attempt to give the false impression Parkinson has the Democratic Party endorsement. [NewTimes] A campaign consulting firm... (Continue reading)

Democrats sue to block special election date

Angry Democrats have gone to federal court in an attempt to block the upcoming special state Senate race between Republican Sam Blakeslee and Democrat John Laird. [San Francisco Chronicle] A lawsuit filed Thursday in San Jose on behalf of three... (Continue reading)

Sam Blakeslee gets an opponent

The August special election to fill the state Senate seat of Abel Maldonado heated up Monday when Democrat John Laird announced his candidacy. [Tribune] Laird, 60, a UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor and former state assemblyman, will face Republican... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee to run for State Senate

To the surprise of no one, Sam Blakeslee has decided to seek the California State Senate seat vacated by Abel Maldonado’s recent elevation to lieutenant governor. [Tribune] Blakeslee is expected to make a formal announcement Friday morning at his Pismo... (Continue reading)