Mayor’s Race

Peter Liu (City of Oakland)

Gun-Toting, Foul-Mouthed Fringe Candidate Gets Votes In Oakland Mayoral Race

One of the 15 candidates in the Oakland mayor’s race, who gained some notoriety after he was featured in a TV segment by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, managed to glean a few hundred votes despite his views which include the Internet being a tool for masturbation and using horses as a form of alternative urban transportation.

11/05/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Libby Schaaf Declares Victory In Oakland Mayor’s Race; Challenger Calls Announcement ‘Premature’

After Alameda County elections officials released preliminary instant runoff results at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oakland City Councilman Libby Schaaf declared victory in the race. But, a spokesman for Rebecca Kaplan, another city councilwman, told the San Francisco Chronicle that Schaaf’s announcement is “premature.”

11/05/2014

(CBS)

Former San Jose Police Chiefs Say Pension Reforms Have Created A Public Safety Crisis

Four former San Jose police chiefs announced their support for county supervisor Dave Cortese in the mayor’s race on Thursday citing crime and police staffing as the two of the main issues in the campaign. Mayor Chuck Reed, however, is endorsing Councilman Sam Liccardo and has dismissed the chiefs’ endorsement as political theater.

09/12/2014

Rebecca Kaplan making her announcement that she is running for mayor in East Oakland on June 5, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Joins Crowded Oakland Mayor’s Race

Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.

06/05/2014

San Jose City Hall

San Jose Voters To Select From Crowded Field Of Mayoral Candidates To Replace Termed-Out Mayor Reed

Tuesday’s primary election will decide the top voter-getters for a new San Jose mayor as Mayor Chuck Reed ends his eight-year tenure.

05/30/2014

(David McNew/Getty Images)

KCBS Campaign 2014 Special Report: San Jose Mayor’s Race

The five main candidates to replace Mayor Chuck Reed include four members of the city council and one candidate who sits on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.

05/28/2014

San Jose City Hall

Lone Republican Candidate Withdraws From San Jose Mayor’s Race

San Jose City Councilmember Pete Constant decided on Tuesday to withdraw from consideration in the 2014 mayor’s race.

01/15/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Interim Mayor Ed Lee Announces He’s Running

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is expected to announce Monday that he will, after all, run for mayor in November.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/08/2011

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

KCBS In Depth: San Francisco Issues With Mayor Ed Lee

An interview with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on whether he will be a part of the upcoming mayoral race and some of the hot button topics and issues facing the city of San Francisco.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/07/2011

Leland Yee (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Support Grows For Leland Yee’s SF Mayoral Campaign

State Senator Leland Yee appears to be the early front runner in the San Francisco mayoral race, as he has gathered more than twice the number of signatures than his closest opponents.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/23/2011

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