Back in 2004, Richmond voters saw local election posters encouraging them to “Reach for a better Richmond” and promising them “New Leadership, New Ideas, New Ethics.” Now, six elections later, the up-and-coming political faction behind those fliers, the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA), could wield more influence over City Hall than ever before.
The education-focused nonprofit Education Matters, the largest local spender in the 2016 WCCUSD school board race, vetted the candidates they endorsed with questions that included their stance on charter schools.
After a West Contra Costa Unified School District school board race free of negative ads through the end of October, a new late-game attack ad was sent out against candidate Mister Phillips.
Election day is just around the corner. Before everything comes to a close, we walked around Richmond, stopping at Civic Center Plaza and Marina Bay, to ask residents what they thought about the upcoming vote.
Proposition 61 would prohibit state agencies from paying more for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Drug companies are spending heavily to defeat the proposition.
Who’s your money on for the Richmond City Council election? And where are you from? A local election doesn’t necessarily mean local money.