Tag Archives: Uche Uwahemu

Cartoon by Abner Hauge.

City council candidates clash over development, rent control and schools

Candidates’ strategies for development across Richmond—and especially downtown—varied greatly.
Marilyn Langlois, Sheryl Lane and Ben Choi, from left to right, are three of the 18 candidates vying to fill the empty seat on the City Council. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Richmond City Council adjourns without filling vacant seat

Richmond’s City Council failed to appoint a new member to the Council’s vacant seat Tuesday night, deciding after a series of deadlocked nominations to instead to move the decision to next week’s council meeting.
Tom Butt (center), with his wife and campaign manager, reacts as unofficial election results show him winning Richmond's mayoral seat. (Photo by Bonnie Chan)

Progressives capture City Hall and Council, fending off Chevron money

City Councilman Tom Butt defeated his opponent Nat Bates, winning Richmond’s mayoral contest today and dealing a blow to local oil giant Chevron, which allocated over $3 million to political spending.
Days before the election, Uche Uwahemu takes in the calm campaign headquarters before the morning rush of volunteers. (Photo by Semany Gashaw)

Uche Uwahemu: Fighting an uphill battle for Mayor of Richmond

Up against Tom Butt and Nat Bates, two local politicians with a combined experience of 55 years, Uwahemu stands out as an outsider to Richmond’s politics. This is both a curse and a blessing. He...
Youth attendees listen to the candidates. (Photo by Larry Zhou)

Richmond youth question mayoral and council candidates in debate

The RYSE Youth Center, Invest in Youth Coalition, and the League of Women Voters hosted a two-hour debate Thursday at Richmond’s City Council chambers, with youth age 24 and younger and audience members presenting Richmond’s...
Jael Myrick

Mayoral and City Council candidates debate economic vitality at Hilltop Mall

On Saturday, Richmond mayoral and city council candidates debated plans over how to spur economic vitality at Hilltop Mall. Click through the photo gallery to see what they had to say.
Uche Uwahemu, 41, mayoral candidate. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Mayoral profile: Uche Uwahemu

Uche Uwahemu—trained in law and business, and shaped by a decade of nonprofit work—speaks earnestly about the future of Richmond. At 41, he is the youngest of Richmond’s four mayoral candidates. Wearing a gray pinstripe...