Latest Mayoral elections News

Wisconsin Republicans file 2 open records lawsuits

Sep. 28, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a pair of lawsuits six weeks before the election that seek records from the administrations of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson related to issues that have been campaign fodder for conservatives. ...

Gableman represents man charged with false ballot requests

Sep. 19, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who led a fruitless 14-month investigation into the state's 2020 election results appeared in court Monday to represent a man accused of fraudulently requesting absentee ballots. Michael Gableman said he was...

Ky. mayor candidate who was shot at takes aim at gun auction

Sep. 14, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A candidate for Louisville mayor who was shot at by an assailant in his campaign office is pledging to crack down on confiscated firearms that police send to auction. Democrat Craig Greenberg said Wednesday that part of his plan to reduce violent crime would...

Vos withdraws subpoenas, ending Wisconsin election inquiry

Aug. 29, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Republican Assembly leader on Friday withdrew subpoenas submitted as part of a GOP-led investigation into the 2020 election, marking the end of a 14-month endeavor that yielded no evidence of election fraud. Speaker Robin Vos withdrew subpoenas that...

Ex-South Texas mayor acquitted of election fraud conspiracy

Aug. 25, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A former South Texas mayor was acquitted Thursday of organized election fraud and illegal voting after an eight-day trial. A Hidalgo County jury deliberated for about six hours Thursday before finding former Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina not guilty of the...

Louisiana high court puts Shreveport mayor back on ballot

Aug. 19, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana mayor can run for reelection, despite providing incorrect information about his address on his qualifying papers, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Friday. A Shreveport resident had sued to knock Mayor Adrian Perkins off the Nov. 8 ballot...

Prosecutor asks for probe into Seattle mayor's deleted texts

Aug. 19, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has asked Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall to investigate the deletion of text messages in 2020 from the phones of then-Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other city leaders. Satterberg said Thursday in an emailed statement that it...

Louisiana high court to rule on mayor's reelection bid

Aug. 16, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana law does not require that a candidate who mistakenly fills in the wrong address on a qualification form must be tossed off the ballot, a lawyer for Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins told the Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday. A lawsuit says Perkins...

Supreme Court hearing set on Shreveport mayor reelection bid

Aug. 12, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court has set arguments for Tuesday on whether Shreveport’s mayor can run for reelection in November after using the wrong address when he signed up for the race. A lawsuit says Mayor Adrian Perkins did not use the address where he claims...

Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race

Aug. 10, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics but was ousted nearly six years ago amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, was defeated Wednesday in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb...