Gayle McLaughlin – the mayor of Richmond, CA, which is the largest city in America with a Green mayor – will be up for re-election this November for the first time. In 2006, she was elected by a margin of just a few hundred votes.
McLaughlin has recently been in the news for supporting a city government boycott of Arizona over the recently passed immigration law and supporting higher taxes in an ongoing controversy with Chevron.
In late April, McLaughlin spoke to a crowd of about 200 to formally announce that she would be running again. National leaders Van Jones, formerly of the Obama administration and advocate for civil rights and green jobs, and Nativo Lopez-Vigil, president of the Mexican American Political Association, spoke in favor of McLaughlin as well. Videos are posted below.