Latest Municipal elections News

Racial alliances, rivalries on display in LA mayor's race

Sep. 27, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity of Los Angeles is on display in the emerging race to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti and the winning candidate who emerges from the growing field of hopefuls will need to navigate rivalries and forge alliances across the city’s racial and ethnic communities. ...

Georgia judge upholds disqualification of mayoral candidate

Sep. 27, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Monday upheld a city official’s decision to disqualify a candidate for mayor because of a past felony conviction. Julius Hall had filed paperwork to run in the November election for mayor of Port Wentworth, a city of 11,000...

Providence city council member announces run for mayor

Sep. 27, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence city council member Nirva LaFortune officially announced her bid to run for Providence mayor in 2022. When LaFortune was elected to her city council seat in 2017, she became Rhode Island's first Haitian American to serve in an elected...

Communist party wins municipal election in Austrian city

Sep. 26, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian Communist Party unexpectedly won a municipal election in the Alpine country's second biggest city Sunday, according to preliminary results. The Communists got 28.9% of the vote in the election for the city council in the southern city of Graz,...

Acting Mayor Kim Janey endorses Michelle Wu for Boston mayor

Sep. 25, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu has won the endorsement of her former political rival and current office holder, Acting Mayor Kim Janey. Janey made the endorsement Saturday, the Boston Globe reported. In a statement, Janey said Wu has the...

The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

Sep. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect. The mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into...

The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some

Sep. 24, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Department of Health says it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other groups. State health...

Santa Fe mayor attacks rival for 'no' vote on mask ordinance

Sep. 24, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Recriminations about face-mask mandates are creating new tension between Democratic candidates in the election campaign for mayor in Santa Fe. In a flier distributed by mail Friday, incumbent Mayor Alan Webber highlighted a dissenting vote by...

US Rep. Karen Bass planning to run for Los Angeles mayor

Sep. 24, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, a prominent figure in national Democratic politics who was on President Joe Biden's short list when he was considering a vice presidential pick, is planning to run for Los Angeles mayor, a person familiar with her plans said Friday. ...

New Boston mayor to take office just 2 weeks after election

Sep. 24, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whoever wins Boston’s mayoral race on Nov. 2 won’t have much time to prepare to step into the office. The two candidates — City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu — met Thursday with acting Mayor Kim Janey to discuss the timeline....