Latest Mayoral elections News

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime. ...

Stunts, cats and crime: Sliwa's colorful run for NYC mayor

Oct. 15, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing his signature red beret, Curtis Sliwa is on television, stroking one of his 16 rescue cats in a campaign ad. He’s in the subway with his Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol. He's breaking up restaurant brawls in Little Italy and blaming the mafia and the mayor when...

Homelessness, police, Amazon top Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two candidates for Seattle mayor agreed Thursday that tackling an ongoing homelessness crisis was the top issue facing the the Northwest's largest city, but they differed sharply about how to pay for that. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell also...

Thousands protest for Georgian ex-president's release

Oct. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Georgia’s jailed former president jammed a square in the center of the country’s capital Thursday to demand his release. The rally of some 30,000 people in Tbilisi’s Freedom Square underlined tensions...

Ex-Indiana mayor gets 21 months in prison for seeking bribe

Oct. 13, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana mayor who was found guilty of taking a $13,000 bribe from a trucking company and illegal tax evasion was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison. A federal judge ordered the sentence against former Portage Mayor...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 9, 2021. Editorial: Families are mourning too many, it’s time for all of us to protect each other We’ve lost over 80 people to COVID-19 in Floyd County since the beginning of July and many, if not most, of these deaths...

Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy

Oct. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An extreme-right party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way to Parliament. ...

Wisconsin election investigator cancels mayors' interviews

Oct. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in the battleground state on Thursday canceled plans to interview mayors and election officials from the state's five largest cities, days after he...

Beaten in last 3 races, Arpaio running for mayor of suburb

Oct. 05, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Beaten in his last three elections, former six-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio is attempting another comeback, this time running for mayor of the affluent Phoenix suburb where he has lived for the last two decades. The former lawman on Tuesday announced his entry...

Progressive mayors seek reelection in Albuquerque, Santa Fe

Oct. 04, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Progressive mayors are seeking reelection in New Mexico’s largest city and its fast-growing state capital as voting begins Tuesday, contending with challenges from Hispanic candidates from the more conservative wing of the Democratic Party. The...