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Joe Yerardi

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter and Data Specialist

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Joe Yerardi is an investigative reporter and data specialist at inewsource, combining traditional reporting techniques with data analysis to produce investigative stories.

Prior to joining inewsource, Joe was the data editor at the San Antonio Express-News. While in San Antonio, Joe wrote data-driven stories of local and regional interest, assisted reporters in utilizing data in daily and enterprise coverage and produced data visualizations for the newspaper’s print and online products.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Recent Stories

San Diego Ethics Commission Votes To Rein In Independent Committees

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Now it's up to the City Council to decide whether to ban independent political committees from using material produced by candidates in ads the deep-pocketed committees pay for.

Donations In Peters, DeMaio Congressional Race All Over The Map

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U.S. Congressman Scott Peters is vastly out-fundraising GOP rival Carl DeMaio in their old City Council districts, according to an inewsource analysis of campaign contributions.

In 52nd Congressional District, Republican Precincts Saw Higher Turnout

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In precincts where Democratic Congressman Scott Peters won a majority of votes, turnout was just 20 percent. In precincts where his three GOP challengers won a majority, turnout was 27 percent.

Barrio Logan Strongly Disagreed With San Diego Voters

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The vote on Propositions B and C marked the first time a neighborhood’s community plan was put before a citywide vote.

Developer Money Follows Circuitous Route to San Diego County Supervisor's Race

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A handful of development companies and real estate interests have contributed at least $100,000 to the political action committee of the San Diego county Deputy Sheriffs' Association at the same time the PAC has run an advertising campaign to boost Supervisor Bill Horn.

San Diego County DA Dumanis Lags In Fundraising Among Legal Professionals

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According to an inewsource analysis of campaign contributions data, challenger Bob Brewer is drawing four times as much money from San Diego-area lawyers than District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

San Diego County’s System For Tracking Campaign Donations Called Outdated

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Open government advocates warn that San Diego County’s system for processing political candidates’ campaign finance reports makes it nearly impossible for the public to follow the money. But there’s a chance that could change soon.

San Diego's Ethics Commission Seeks To Rein In Independent Committees

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In the wake of an $11 million mayor’s race, the San Diego City Ethics Commission is proposing a host of changes to local electioneering laws.

San Diego Ethics Commission Considers Tightening Restrictions On Independent Committees

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The Ethics Commission will consider several amendments at Thursday night’s meeting, including one to tighten restrictions on how independent committees can use candidates’ campaign materials.

Three Keys To Kevin Faulconer’s Victory

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Kevin Faulconer’s victory was so decisive that he even had the advantage in balloting conducted on Election Day — usually a strong suit for Democrats. Faulconer won 50.4 percent of ballots cast at polls.

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