Latest Mayoral elections News

Cleveland's 'boy mayor' in 1970s announces another bid

Jun. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dubbed the “boy mayor” of Cleveland as a 31-year-old, Dennis Kucinich announced Monday that he will make another bid for the office more than 40 years later. During an afternoon news conference from a bluff overlooking downtown, Kucinich vowed to...

Gun tossed from bus lands near NYC mayoral campaign office

Jun. 14, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A gun that someone threw out of a bus landed outside a campaign office of New York City mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, authorities said. The incident started at around 1:45 p.m. Sunday when two men got into an argument...

Poland's ruling nationalists suffer defeat in local race

Jun. 14, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling nationalist party has suffered a loss in a mayoral race in a Polish city, a vote that was being watched for signs of how strong the party's support is after nearly six years of governing the country. The next general elections are...

Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting around the state marks the homestretch to primary election day...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...

Baltic mayoral race could be settled by drawing lots

Jun. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BALTIC, S.D. (AP) — The next mayor of Baltic, South Dakota could be decided by the drawing of lots after the election officially ended in a tie. Election officials from the southeastern South Dakota city, which has a population of just over 1,000, said their canvas of...

Danks, mayor who led Jackson during 2 floods, dies at 81

Jun. 10, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dale Danks Jr., who served 12 years as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his family told news outlets. He was 81. Danks was an attorney. He was elected as Hinds County prosecutor in 1972 and then won the...

German ex-minister, mayor contender stripped of doctorate

Jun. 10, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin university on Thursday stripped a prominent former German minister of her doctorate following a long-running saga over plagiarism allegations that led to her resignation last month. Franziska Giffey quit as Germany's minister for women and...

Sioux Falls board won't investigate third-party paid travel

Jun. 09, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls Board of Ethics decided Wednesday not to investigate the level of city officials’ travel covered by third parties. The board voted unanimously to deny a request from former mayoral candidate David Zokaites to launch an...

Boston leadership tangled in series of scandals

Jun. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s leaders are scrambling to tamp down a series of political crises. The acting mayor just fired the new police commissioner. Two school committee members abruptly quit after exchanging a series of racially charged text messages. The Boston Police...