Tag: State Senate
Jim Beall defeated Joe Coto in last November’s race for a state Senate seat, but he has yet to let go of real and perceived election slights. (Photo courtesy of New America Foundation, via Flickr)
Jim Beall neither forgives nor forgets. After soundly squashing Joe Coto in last November’s election, Silicon Valley’s state senator has gone scorched-earth on anyone who failed to show adequate fealty during the campaign.
Jan 25, 2013, by Jennifer Wadsworth Politics Comments (1)
When the calendar ticked over to 2013, a slew of bills authored last year by our local state senators and assembly members became actual law. Moving forward, those lawmakers have until late February to introduce bills, which means they’re in the middle of planning a legislative agenda for the coming year. We compiled a list of their just-enacted bills and called up those same representatives to ask them what they have planned for the upcoming year.
Jan 24, 2013, by Rich Robinson Politics, Culture Comments (2)
For local elected officials, one eye is always on the clock due to term limits. (Image by Eric Fitzpatrick, via Flickr)
Voters love term limits for politicians, but they shouldn’t. The quaint notion that public service should be held only for utilitarian purposes for a short period of time, and that these limits create better government, is misguided and fundamentally flawed. The proof can be seen locally in the current mire that represents our public policy.
Jan 18, 2013, by Peter Allen Politics, Culture Comments (10)
Jim Beall won a seat in the state Senate in last November’s election, but the political gamesmanship continues. (Photo by sammydee, via flickr)
The state Senate race last year between Jim Beall and Joe Coto split local Democrats’ allegiances. In the end, Beall won easily. But last week, as Democrats held caucuses across the state to elect delegates, Beall faced off with up-and-comer Evan Low.
Jun 29, 2012, by Jonathan Padilla Politics, Culture Comments (12)
The Santa Clara County Democratic Party is attempting to make the political battlefield a bit more familiar this weekend with probably the largest day of action it has held since the 2008 election cycle. In particular, the event, which is taking place Saturday at the Labor Temple between 10am and noon, is going to focus on voter registration in “historically disengaged communities.” In other words, the county party is teaming up with local, community-based Democratic chapters to focus on Hispanic outreach in East San Jose.
Mar 08, 2012, by Josh Koehn Politics Comments (3)
Jim Beall officially declared his candidacy Thursday for the State Senate.
Jim Beall made an official announcement social media-style Thursday, telling all of his Facebook friends that he will, in fact, be running for the State Senate’s 15th District seat.
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