Lamorinda Democrats hold State Senate candidate forum, Feb 12

Candidates Forum

The Lamorinda Democratic Club will  hold a State Senate candidate forum for the District 7 seat vacated by Congressman DeSaulnier. Assembly members Joan Buchanan & Susan Bonilla will tell the club why they deserve our endorsement.  Q&A will follow.  Members will vote by secret ballot on who to endorse. Press & public invited.  Refreshments.

How Catharine Baker won California’s 16th Assembly District race

Catharine Baker California 16th Assembly District representative

In the highly contested 16th Assembly District race between Democrat and Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, and political newcomer Republican Catharine Baker, it was expected to be a close election to be decided by a handful of votes. When all precincts reported, Baker trounced her opponent in Contra Costa County by a startling 42,599 to 36,589, while  gaining almost 54% […]

Concord incumbents triumph in Council race

Concord incumbents reelected to City Council

Questioning the perceived vulnerability of City Councilman Ron Leone was a popular pastime among his challengers for one of the three open spots filled in Tuesday’s election. According to this theory, four times elected Laura Hoffmeister and Mayor Tim Grayson were untouchable, leaving Leone as the weak link among the incumbents. It was postulated by […]

What really matters in the Concord City Council election?

Campaign signs litter Concord streets

In the quiet Concord cul-de-sac where my family and 5 others have resided for the past quarter century, partisan politics is not discussed very much. Voter registration rolls indicates a balance between Republican, Democrats and Independents. Social issues such as abortion and gay marriage are topics seldom mentioned among neighbors. Welcome to suburbia. Why is […]