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Election 2014

Emerald Wants Her Chief Of Staff To Take Over San Diego Council Seat

April 22
By Matthew Bowler
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Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who has said she will not seek re-election next year, is giving her support to her chief of staff, Ricardo Flores.

Chula Vista City Council Vote Count Upheld

April 14
Midday Edition
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A San Diego Superior Court judge upheld the vote count in Chula Vista's City Council race. Dozens of uncounted provisional ballots were not counted last fall in a race won by two votes.

San Diego County Reboots Efforts To Fight Climate Change

April 8
By Erik Anderson
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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind a plan that was widely panned by environmentalists and ultimately rejected by the courts.

Marine Veteran Atkinson To Run Against Peters For 52nd Congressional District Seat

April 8
By KPBS News
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Jacquie Atkinson, a Republican, announced Wednesday morning she will run for the 52nd Congressional District seat. Peters, a Democrat, narrowly won re-election to his second term by besting Republican Carl DeMaio in the November 2014 election.

San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria Announces Bid For State Assembly

April 7
By Tarryn Mento, Brooke Ruth
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Democrat Todd Gloria said he hopes to help more families and push forward with transportation options if he's elected to the California Legislature.

Kamala Harris Raises $2.5M For California Senate Bid

April 6
By Associated Press
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Competitive races are costly, and analysts predict the state attorney general could need $30 million or more by Election Day next year.

Gloria, Alvarez Unite As San Diego's Opposing Voice

March 20
By Tarryn Mento
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During the city of San Diego’s financial struggles and mayoral sexual harassment scandal, partisanship tended to take a back seat. Now, political debate is back, and two city councilmen are leading the charge.

Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chavez Will Run For US Senate Seat

March 5
By City News Service, Associated Press
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Rocky Chavez, a former Oceanside city councilman and Marine colonel, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 and re-elected in November.

San Diego County Upgrading System For Tracking Campaign Donations

March 2
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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As part of the upgrade, the county Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday requiring county candidates and political committees that raise or spend at least $10,000 to file their campaign finance reports electronically.

California Supreme Court Rules Against Sex Offender Law Restrictions

March 2
Midday Edition
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California's Supreme Court ruled the state cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders in San Diego County from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.

It's Apparently Not Too Soon For 2016 Election Season In San Diego

March 2
By Claire Trageser
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It’s only been four months since the November 2014 election and the GOP is already targeting Democratic Rep. Scott Peters for defeat next year.

Oceanside's Rocky Chávez Forms Exploratory Committee For U.S. Senate Run

Feb. 16
By KPBS News
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The U.S. Senate seat is held by Democrat Barbara Boxer, who is not seeking re-election. Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democrat, has already entered the race.

San Diego Aims To Clarify Rules For Airbnb Hosts

Feb. 16
By Claire Trageser
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Some San Diego homeowners who rent out rooms using Airbnb.com and similar websites say they're unclear what taxes they must pay. The city is working to change that.

San Diego County Supervisors Put Caps On Campaign Spending

Feb. 2
By City News Service
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On a 4-1 vote, the board set limits of $25,000 per district for supervisor races and $50,000 for countywide offices.

Cap Set On Donations To San Diego County Candidates

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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Pending a second vote, the limits would be $25,000 for supervisors races by district and $50,000 for countywide offices.

Seat At State Of The Union Reserved For Imprisoned Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran

Jan. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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As President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next Tuesday, a seat will be empty in the House chamber. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, reserved the chair for Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, who has been held in an Iranian prison for more than three years.

Republicans Plan To Host 9 Presidential Debates

Jan. 16
Associated Press
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During a meeting in Coronado, the Republican National Committee said the first debate will be in August.

Mitt Romney To Speak On Final Night Of Republican National Committee Meeting

Jan. 16
By City News Service
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At a dinner Thursday at the Hotel del Coronado, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered the meeting's keynote speech, criticizing Hillary Clinton and contrasting himself with his party's other potential 2016 presidential candidates.

Mitt Romney To Speak At GOP Meeting In Coronado

Jan. 13
By City News Service
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The former presidential candidate, who plans to speak at a Republican National Committee meeting, is reportedly mulling another run for the presidency next year.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Launches Bid For US Senate Seat

Jan. 13
Associated Press
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California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday that she is entering what is expected to be a crowded field in the 2016 race to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate.

Source: California Attorney General Kamala Harris To Run For US Senate

Jan. 12
Kevin Freking, Michael Blood / Associated Press
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Kamala Harris, 50, will become the first prominent California Democrat to enter the 2016 race that is expected to lure a crowded field.

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer To Retire

Jan. 8
Associated Press
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Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, one of the chamber's most tenacious liberals, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term.

Chula Vista Moves Toward A Fully Staffed City Council

Jan. 5
By Tarryn Mento
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The open seat on the Chula Vista City Council will be filled by appointment. The mayor and three sitting council members will select their top candidates Monday.

Lawsuit Filed Challenging McCann's Victory Over Padilla In Tight Chula Vista Race

Jan. 2
By Tarryn Mento, Claire Trageser
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A civil lawsuit filed in San Diego County Superior Court Friday challenges John McCann's win over Steve Padilla in November's Chula Vista City Council election.

Roundtable Features KPBS Editors' Top Stories of 2014

Dec. 26
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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In 2014 there was drama in the 52nd Congressional District, behind the scenes at the San Diego Opera, and among taxi owners and drivers. But pretty much none at all in the residential housing market, which is a good thing.

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