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Lawsuit Could Force Change To Santa Clarita City Council’s Representation

An attorney has sent a letter threatening litigation on the Santa Clarita City Council for not complying with the California Voting Rights Act, which would require the city to be divided into different jurisdictions.     Currently, Santa Clarita City Council members all serve the entirety of the Santa Clarita Valley, however, the letter states that the city would need to designate ...

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Bill Prohibiting Candidates From Accepting Foreign Donations Signed Into Law By Newsom

Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez-Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, penned a bill which was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom this past Tuesday. On Tuesday Sept 28, Valladares’ bill protecting election integrity was signed into law. This bill features new legislation prohibiting local and state office candidates from accepting campaign donations from foreign entities.  “The act prohibits a foreign government or principal, ...

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Attempt To Recall Governor Newsom Fails In Special Election, Preliminary Results Say

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Preliminary voting results revealed that an attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom failed Tuesday, allowing him to finish off his term.  On Tuesday, Californians, including those living in the Santa Clarita Valley, had an opportunity to vote to have Newsom removed from office.  Live Updates: 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election Results However, a majority of voters said no to the ...

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Democrat Jonathan Ahmadi Announces Campaign For State Assembly District 38

Local community leader, engineer and staff member for former congresswoman Katie Hill, Jonathan Ahmadi, has announced his candidacy for State Assembly District 38, which includes Santa Clarita.  “The communities of the Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys are at a crossroads,” Ahmadi said in a statement Thursday. “The challenges posed by the homelessness crisis and the skyrocketing cost of housing are ...

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Simi Valley Councilwoman To Run For Congress To Represent District 25

Simi Valley Councilwoman Ruth Luevanos has announced her intention to run for Congress and represent California District 25, which includes the Santa Clarita Valley, in the 2022 election.  The 47-year-old Democrat and first Latina to be elected to city council plans to challenge the seat currently held by Congressman Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita,  as a representative for CA-25.  “As a ...

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Scott Wilk Declares Victory In 21st Senate District Election

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, has declared victory in the 21st Senate District Tuesday after the final certified ballot count for the Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. According to the California Secretary of State website, incumbent Wilk received 199,342 votes, claiming 50.8 percent of the vote in the 21st Senate District. Democratic challenger Kipp Mueller received 193,202 votes, receiving ...

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Record Voter Turnout Indicates That Interest In Politics Has Never Been Higher

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On the 3rd November 2020, the United States Presidential Election had a record turnout. With an estimated 161 million individuals turning up to the polling booths, the country spoke loud and clear on the future it desires. The election marked the end of Donald Trump’s time in the White House and the beginning of Joe Biden’s. This changing of the ...

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Common Ground – Shutdowns, Results, and Recounts – November 16, 2020

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Host: Jason Downs Guests: Louis Esbin and Matt Denny Topic: Shutdowns, Results, and Recounts Common Ground – Shutdowns, Results, and Recounts – November 16, 2020 On this episode of Common Ground, our host Jason Downs talks with his guests Louis Esbin and Matt Denny as they talk shutdowns, results, and recounts. Jason starts off his show by talking with Louis ...

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Sebastian Cazares Declares Victory In COC Board Race As Youngest Elected Official In Santa Clarita History

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Sebastian Cazares has declared victory for the College of the Canyons board Monday becoming the youngest‐ever elected official in Santa Clarita history at the age of 20. Cazares was elected by the voters of Santa Clarita Community College District Trustee Area 3 to serve on the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees, according to his campaign. “I am truly ...

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Common Ground – Post Election Times – November 9, 2020

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Host: Jason Downs Guests: Monica Harris and Colleen McCorkle Topic: Post Election Times Common Ground – Post Election Times – November 9, 2020 On this episode of Common Ground, our host Jason Downs talks with his guests Monica Harris and his foster Grandma, Colleen McCorkle, on the election. Jason starts up his show by talking with Monica about what is ...

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