Tag Archives: Richmond

Gayle McLaughlin re-election bid update

Gayle McLaughlin is the mayor of Richmond, California, a city of over 100,000 and the largest one in the United States to have a Green Party mayor.  She is up for re-election in November.  Below is her most recent campaign update sent to supporters, along with some news stories about the race.… Read more ...

Green Party Mayor Gayle McLaughlin Profiled In Richmond Confidential

Gayle McLaughlin is currently the most prominent elected official in the Green Party as the Mayor of Richmond, California–a city with a population of over 100,000 people. McLaughlin is running for re-election in 2010 and was profiled in the Richmond Confidential.

Richmond mayor Gayle McLaughlin isn’t the untested commodity she was four years ago, when she drew national headlines by becoming the nation’s only big-city Green Party mayor.

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Richmond news outlet profiles Gayle McLaughlin, incumbent Green mayor running for re-election

Read the full thing here.  Hat tip to Third Party and Independent Daily.

The journey from rabble-rousing candidate to sometimes-embattled municipal leader has been a learning experience, and sometimes a bruising one, she said acknowledged during a wide-ranging interview at the downtown offices of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, a local political group she co-founded.

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Gayle McLaughlin sends out first campaign update

Richmond, California is the largest city in the United States with a Green mayor, with a population of over 100,000.  That mayor is Gayle McLaughlin, and she’s running for reelection.  Here’s her first campaign update sent to supporters:

This is the 1st campaign update of my re-election campaign, and I am pleased to announce that we are off to a wonderful start!… Read more ...

Mayor of Richmond, CA, largest city in US with a Green mayor, up for re-election in November

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.… Read more ...

In California, Green mayor and Republican governor agree on green jobs

Republican California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently visited the city of Richmond, which has a population of about 100,000 and is the largest city in the United States with a Green Party mayor.  Schwarzenegger was visiting a solar power system factory in order to promote a tax plan that encourages green businesses to stay in California. … Read more ...

Green California mayor tries to address concerns about violence

A recent upsurge in violent crimes in Richmond, California has citizens looking to the local government and its leaders for solutions.  Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, a Green who has a constituency larger than any other elected official from her party in the country, is trying to address those concerns.  Richmond is a city of over 100,000 people, and the violence in the past week has included:

Police have identified four of those victims, including a carjacking suspect killed by a Pinole police officer after a chase on Saturday night.

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Green California mayor pushes for green building requirements

The city of Richmond, California is on its way toward passing a law that would require any new construction to meet a minimum threshhold of environmental friendliness.  The city of over 100,000 is the largest in the country to have a Green Party mayor, and she is backing the effort.  Mayor Gayle McLaughlin said, “The cost savings in terms of energy cost savings is truly the reason we go forward with this. … Read more ...