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.

Magdalena Carrasco Opts to Stay Out of 2016 Assembly Race

Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco put to rest rumors of a bid for higher office, announcing that she will not run for the state Assembly in 2016.

Assemblyman Low Riles Labor Up by Opposing Fair Schedule Bill

Evan Low has been able to cultivate an image as a phenom of the liberal left. But over the last couple years, the 32-year-old assemblyman has taken a more moderate stance on certain issues, to the chagrin of some of his earliest supporters.

Council Races End in Lopsided Wins, According to Early Returns

San Jose’s three council races couldn’t have been more lopsided by bedtime, with Tam Nguyen, Charles “Chappie” Jones, and Raul Peralez all holding commanding leads in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Election Day: A Rundown of Local Races, Candidate Parties

There’s a lot riding on Election Day in Silicon Valley. Here’s a breakdown of some locals races and where each candidate is expected to spend their night partying/crying into their drink.

Paul Fong’s San Jose Council Campaign Plays the Race Card

For a serial officeholder, Paul Fong sure has issues running smooth campaigns. The state assemblyman who carpet-bagged his way from Cupertino to San Jose to run for a seat on the City Council has found trouble yet again. This time his campaign manager has thrown out the race card.

A Closer Look at Money in the San Jose Mayoral, Council Races

Campaign disclosure forms covering the first half of 2014 came due Thursday, giving political nerds their first chance to break down exactly how much money was raised and spent in the first half of the year. The numbers also show who’s well poised for the November runoff.

The Future of San Jose Politics: Change or the Status Quo

The November election will either shift the body politic in San Jose toward change or provide a continuation of the status quo. With the problems facing the city, change should be in the air.