San Jose School Board Trustee Charged with Stealing Campaign Funds Raised from Developers

John Lindner, a Franklin-McKinley School District trustee, has been charged with grand theft, perjury and violating state election law.

More Ethics Complaints Filed in Santa Clara City Council Races

Santa Clara voters are under siege. Each week a new accusation of campaign impropriety crops up.

Darcie Green Assembly Campaign Makes Strange Accounting Errors

Darcie Green’s campaign had a few stumbles to begin the year. Now, hard-to-find campaign filings have raised questions about her accounting practices.

Mayor, Nearly Half the Council Broke a San Jose Election Law

The sudden realization that most of San Jose’s lawmakers are law breakers is not the best way to end summer vacation. Not that they intended to end up on the wrong side of the law, of course.

Santa Clara Councilman Can’t Get It Right in Raffle Controversy

Just days before Pat Kolstad won re-election to the Santa Clara City Council last fall, he used campaign funds to enter a raffle put on by the nonprofit Mission City Community Fund. Just about everything since then has gone wrong.

Complaint Alleges Liccardo Hid Campaign Contribution; Nguyen Defends Providing Email List

A complaint filed against Sam Liccardo’s mayoral campaign alleges the San Jose council member broke election law by failing to report an in-kind contribution for the second time. But according to Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, who provided Liccardo with an email list, it’s all a simple mixup.