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MUSD school board candidates Q and A

MUSD school board candidates Q and A

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prior to every election, the Martinez News-Gazette asks local candidates a series of questions to inform voters about how those candidates stand on select issues. Below are the responses to five questions submitted to Martinez Unified School District trustee Deidre Siquenza and challenger Craig Lazzeretti. The pair are facing off for the Area 3 seat […]

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Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

Message from the Mayor: Upcoming elections

| September 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

By ROB SCHRODER Mayor of Martinez Many of you, like my wife and I, recently received a letter from the Contra Costa County Elections Department advising you that your precinct no longer has a polling place and you will be voting by mail, whether you signed up for it or not. I have received many […]

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MUSD ‘frustrated’ with elections office letter on voting precincts

MUSD ‘frustrated’ with elections office letter on voting precincts

| August 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) Board of Education may seek a meeting with Registrar of Voters Joseph E. Canciamilla, who recently mailed a notice to many district voters telling them their precinct no longer has a polling place and they would receive mail-in ballots instead. The panel also may ask the district […]

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Letter to the Editor: So you want to run for public office

Letter to the Editor: So you want to run for public office

| August 26, 2018 | 4 Comments

I can safely say I have been politically aware since at least age 9. I recall trick o’treating in the city of Paramount in ’72, while older boys were reminding folks to vote for Nixon. I can’t tell you what compelled me to chime in other than my mother, a hairdresser, who was on public […]

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Elections department to require vote by mail in some precincts

Elections department to require vote by mail in some precincts

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– Many Martinez residents have received a letter from Registrar of Voters Joseph E. Canciamilla that their voting precincts now are designated solely for vote-by-mail. Some voters aren’t happy about the change, which Canciamilla’s office is blaming on how the city of Martinez and the Martinez Unified School District dealt with a legal […]

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Message from the Mayor: Election time coming

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The older I get, the faster time goes by. I cannot believe we are already more than halfway through summer and our kids will be heading back to school in a couple of weeks. Let us all enjoy the final weeks of my favorite season. The month of August is a time when many of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Are Martinez midterm elections silly?

Letter to the Editor: Are Martinez midterm elections silly?

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the most recent Mayor’s Message by Rob Schroder he stated “Very soon, what many call the silly season will begin – the start of the midterm election campaign”. He also stated “We will all be relieved when the silly season is over”. According to Webster’s dictionary August is the “silly season” when journalists have […]

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

Stevens announces bid for City Council

| July 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

John Stevens, a resident of Virginia Hills and former CEO of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce, has announced his candidacy for Martinez City Council. He lives in the newly formed District 4 area which includes a western portion of downtown and runs southward beyond highway 4 where most of the district lies. He ran unsuccessfully […]

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Sec of State candidate starts 5,000 mile campaign bike ride in Martinez

Sec of State candidate starts 5,000 mile campaign bike ride in Martinez

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Mark Meuser, who is challenging incumbent Alex Padilla for California secretary of state this November, launched a 5,000 mile campaign bicycle ride Monday from Martinez’s Waterfront Park. He plans to bicycle through all 58 of the state’s counties, meeting residents and encouraging them to vote in the fall general election. Since the […]

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Update: Measure I lead growing

| June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Measure I, the citizen-initiated ballot measure that would prevent development on open space park and recreation land without voter approval, now leads by 100 votes a similar city measure that would apply only to publicly-owned land, according to information provided by the Contra Costa County Elections Department. The two measures were put […]

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