Vallejo mayor gives early monetary support to potential council candidates

by John Glidden | glid24@protonmail.com | Aug. 16, 2021 VALLEJO – Mayor Robert McConnell has thrown his support behind two potential Vallejo City Council candidates by giving each $500, according to campaign forms submitted to the Solano County Registrar of Voters. Former Vallejo school board Trustee Ruscal Canyangyang is eyeing a run to represent District 4,Continue reading “Vallejo mayor gives early monetary support to potential council candidates”

[Brief] Benicia commission hosting candidates’ forum regarding any last minute hit pieces

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 29, 2020 BENICIA – The city’s Open Government Commission is hosting a candidates’ forum at 10 a.m. on Saturday, providing an opportunity for candidates to address any last minute attacks, officials said. All Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates have been invited to attend the forum, which will be broadcasted liveContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia commission hosting candidates’ forum regarding any last minute hit pieces”

Grayson, Dew rescind endorsements of Brown’s mayoral campaign

by John Glidden | Oct. 18, 2020 VALLEJO – Councilman Hakeem Brown received more bad news over the weekend as both Assemblyman Tim Grayson, and Vallejo Councilwoman Pippin Dew pulled their support for Brown’s mayoral run after news about his criminal past surfaced this week. The San Francisco Chronicle and the independent newsroom Open Vallejo released separate articlesContinue reading “Grayson, Dew rescind endorsements of Brown’s mayoral campaign”

Brown still running for mayor amid fallout about criminal past

by John Glidden | Oct. 15, 2020 VALLEJO – Days after a scathing report was released detailing a history of alleged domestic abuse, Vallejo Councilman Hakeem Brown issued a statement on Thursday addressing his past transgressions and to confirm he wouldn’t be dropping out as a mayoral candidate. The independent newsroom Open Vallejo reported Tuesday thatContinue reading “Brown still running for mayor amid fallout about criminal past”

[Brief] Benicia official says ballot boxes are only located in two places across town

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 14, 2020 BENICIA – With less than three weeks before the Nov. 3 election, there have been reports of unauthorized ballot boxes popping up across the state. Benicia City Clerk Lisa Wolfe took to social media this week to remind locals that there are only two official ballot boxes in theContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia official says ballot boxes are only located in two places across town”

[Brief] Congressman Thompson to hold virtual town hall meeting on election security

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 9, 2020 NAPA – Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, is scheduled to host a virtual town hall meeting about election security, from 7 to 8p.m. PST on Tuesday, his office announced in a press release. Thompson will be joined by Napa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur. All constituents of California’sContinue reading “[Brief] Congressman Thompson to hold virtual town hall meeting on election security”

[Brief] Solano County voter guide mishap impacts Benicia and Vallejo

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 7, 2020 October hasn’t been kind to the Solano County Registrar of Voters as the department announced that for the second time this month candidate information was omitted from the voter guide. Election officials discovered that about 70,600 guides were impacted when candidate statements from either Tim Grayson, or JanellContinue reading “[Brief] Solano County voter guide mishap impacts Benicia and Vallejo”

[Brief] Vallejo Education Association endorses Gardner and Young for school board

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 7, 2020 The 600-member Vallejo Education Association (VEA) announced recently that it has endorsed incumbent Christy Gardner and long time educator Latyna Young for Vallejo school board. “This was not an easy decision,” said Steven Quinlan, political action chair of the VEA, in a statement released by the union. “OurContinue reading “[Brief] Vallejo Education Association endorses Gardner and Young for school board”

[Brief] Benicia City Hall to be a ballot drop-off location starting Monday

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 3, 2020 BENICIA – Beginning Monday, a secure ballot box will be available in City Hall giving residents the opportunity to drop off their vote-by-mail ballots, Benicia City Clerk Lisa Wolfe announced. Benicia City Hall is located at 250 East L St. Vote-by-mail ballots can be dropped off from 9 a.m.Continue reading “[Brief] Benicia City Hall to be a ballot drop-off location starting Monday”

[Brief] Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates’ forum set for Oct. 5

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 1, 2020 BENICIA – Most of the Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates have confirmed they will be participating in a Zoom candidates’ forum hosted by the Benicia Good Neighbor Steering Committee (GNSC) on Monday. The forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as candidates will be asked questionsContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates’ forum set for Oct. 5”