Latest Mayoral elections News

Traffic stop of Baltimore mayoral candidate under review

Jan. 22, 2020 2:12 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A traffic stop in which a Baltimore mayoral candidate asked an officer to turn off his body camera has been placed under investigation. Thiru Vignarajah defended his actions during the traffic stop in September 2019 at a news conference Tuesday, news outlets reported. Body camera video ...

Mayor Marty Small, left, speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. on Jan. 15, 2020 as City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz listens. The mayor called a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. A vote has been set for March 31. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City relents, sets vote on government change

Jan. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City voters will decide whether to change the city's form of government to eliminate an elected mayor now that the city admits proponents of the move have enough valid petition signatures to force a special election on the question. Mayor Marty Small said Wednesday the...

Supporters of Han Kuo-yu, Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate of the KMT or Nationalist Party, pass under a giant Taiwanese flag during a campaign rally in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung city on Friday, Jan 10, 2020. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

AP Explains: Taiwan's election and its standoff with China

Jan. 10, 2020 11:45 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese are casting their votes Saturday for the president and legislature of a self-governing island that acts like a sovereign nation yet is not recognized by the U.N. or any major country. China regards Taiwan, which lies 160 kilometers (100 miles) off its east coast, as a...

Judge won't move trial of mayor who's also subject of recall

Jan. 10, 2020 6:52 AM EST

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — A judge has refused to move the trial of a central Nebraska mayor who's also facing a recall election. Broken Bow Mayor Jonathon Berghorst has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting a trial date of Jan. 29 on allegations that he threatened the job of a police officer investigating a...

In this Jan. 8, 2020, photo, Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's President and the 2020 presidential election candidate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), chants slogans during an election campaign rally in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu province. A year ago, the Taiwan leader was on the ropes. Now President Tsai appears poised to win a second four-year term in elections this Saturday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

Jan. 9, 2020 8:54 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Polls indicate that President Tsai Ing-wen is poised to win a second four-year term on Saturday, a remarkable turnaround for a leader whose future was in doubt...

Coleman declares candidacy for Utah seat now held by McAdams

Jan. 4, 2020 5:07 PM EST

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Utah state Rep. Kim Koleman on Saturday announced she's running for the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District seat held by first-term Democrat Ben McAdams. Coleman made her announcement Saturday at her campaign headquarters in West Jordan, the Salt Lake Tribune...

Man admits shooting fake attack ad in Wichita mayor's race

Jan. 3, 2020 12:45 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who admits shooting a false attack ad aimed at Brandon Whipple during Wichita's mayoral election last year did not act alone, his lawyer said in court documents responding to a lawsuit filed by Whipple. Matthew Colborn, a 21-year-old video producer, acknowledged shooting an ad...

Ballots for Broken Bow mayor recall mailed to voters

Dec. 31, 2019 8:18 AM EST

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — Recall election ballots have been sent to registered voters in Broken Bow regarding their mayor, who's awaiting trial on two charges. Mayor Jonathon Berghorst has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting a trial date of Jan. 29 on allegations that he threatened the job of a police officer...

Kentucky city may get tiny housing for homeless veterans

Dec. 30, 2019 5:50 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city may get a village of about 25 tiny homes meant to house homeless veterans as they undergo a 12-month support program. The founder and president of Veteran’s Club Kentucky started discussing the plan several months ago and expects the $3.5 million Louisville...

Mayor plans to return tax credit on house he doesn't live in

Dec. 17, 2019 7:58 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor of Baltimore plans to return a homestead tax credit he's received for a home he doesn't live in, according to his spokesman. Lester Davis told The Baltimore Sun that Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young plans to give back about $1,000 that was collected. Young owns a condo...