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Campaigns & Elections

San Joaquin Supervisors Select Stanislaus CEO Monica Nino as New County Administrator

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors selected Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Monica Nino as the new county administrator on Tuesday. Nino, who was chosen out of a pool of four finalists, is replacing retiring CEO Manuel Lopez. 

Monterey, Yuba and Kings Counties Affected by Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Ruling

After Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling on aspects of the Voting Rights Act, three California counties will no longer have to seek federal approval for changes in their elections. Monterey, Yuba, and Kings Counties were previously restricted from making election changes because of their history of voting discrimination against Latinos and Asians. Before Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling, they were barred from switching from district to at-large elections, and polling consolidations have been delayed.

New Charges Filed Against El Dorado County Supervisor

Additional charges have been brought against El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, who was arrested earlier this month on 4 felony counts. In the latest round of criminal allegations, Nutting is accused of violating the state’s political reform act by accepting personal loans from two county employees, as well as a construction contractor, in order to bail himself out of jail.

Santa Clara Supervisor's Race Heads to Runoff

With neither of the top two candidates garnering 50 percent of the vote, the race for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is headed towards a runoff. Labor Leader Cindy Chavez led in yesterday’s results with 41.04 percent of the vote while her rival, Santa Clara Valley Water District communications manager Teresa Alvarado, received 31.25 percent.

San Bernardino Seeks Board of Supervisors Help in Recall Efforts

The City of San Bernardino is facing a council-wide recall effort for all seven council members and even a separate effort to remove its city clerk. The only problem is, no one wants to actually administer the recall, and there are no elected officials other than the city treasurer that are not currently wrapped up in a recall effort. Meaning it is a very short list of those that do not have a conflict of interest on the matter.

Imperial County Supervisors Consider District Attorney’s Return

Only four months after his recent retirement, former assistant District Attorney Joseph Beard may be rehired by the Imperial County Supervisors. The supervisors are currently deliberating, but if Beard is rehired, he will be working on “highly sensitive cases he was working on” prior to his retirement according to an Assistant District Attorney.

San Bernardino Extends Chief Executive Officer's Contract Until 2017

San Bernardino county supervisors are pleased with county Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux’s performance, and they’re showing it by extending his stay for another four years. In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the board opted to extend Devereaux’s contract until 2017. A clause in his contract will allow Devereaux to remain as CEO, at the board’s discretion, for an additional three years after that

Orange County Hires New CEO

After much speculation, the search for Orange County’s next chief executive officer came to end last week, with supervisors voting to select Michael B. Giancola to the job. Giancola, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, has worked in the county’s waste department for over two decades and currently serves as its director.

Sutter County Supervisor James Gallagher Announces Run For 3rd District Assembly Seat

On Monday, Sutter County Supervisor James Gallagher announced his intention to run in the 2014 3rd District Assembly race. He will be joined by former Butte County Farm Bureau President Ryan Schor, who announced his candidacy earlier this month. Former Yuba County Supervisor Dan Logue currently occupies the seat, which represents parts of Tehama, Butte, Colusa, Glen, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

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