June Primary 2018: Elections to Watch in Santa Clara County

California’s long-awaited primary comes Tuesday, which means it’s down to the wire for a number of hotly contested South Bay races.

Out + Smart in Silicon Valley: The New Faces of Gay Politics as the Breakthrough Generation Retires

Will quiet bias keep LGBTQ candidates out of office, or has shifting consciousness made the South Bay a safe place to run a gay campaign?

Filing Deadline Closes with No Formidable Challengers in San Jose’s 2018 Mayoral Race

The deadline to jump in the San Jose mayor’s race closed Friday with no realistic challengers for Sam Liccardo.

Secretive New Community Group Spearheads Petition to Recall SJ Councilman Sergio Jimenez

Anti-homeless sentiment in south San Jose has led to a new organization and recall campaign to unseat Councilman Sergio Jimenez.

South Bay LGBT Political Group Tries to Recoup after Losing Momentum in 2016

BAYMEC, one of the South Bay’s leading LGBT organizations, is trying to recover after losing more than half its board of directors this past year.

Sergio Jimenez, San Jose’s D2 Councilman-Elect, Sworn in Early

Councilman-elect Sergio Jimenez, who represents the Edenvale-Santa Teresa neighborhoods, starts his new job a month early and without pay.

With Thousands of Ballots Still Uncounted, Some South Bay Races Remain Too Close to Call

A week out from Election Day, some Santa Clara County races remain too close to call, which has prevented a few obligatory concession calls.

Dead Heat in San Jose’s District 8 Council Race; Other Victors Clear

Vote counts in Santa Clara County are nearly finalized. However, one City Council race in San Jose remains too close to call.

A Look at Who’s Funding San Jose Council Races, Local Measures

Political donors have spent more than $1.6 million on three San Jose ballot measures and another $822,000 on three City Council contests.