Tag: John Stevens

Martinez Kiwanis installs board members

Martinez Kiwanis installs board members

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN STEVENS Contributor In September, the Martinez Kiwanis Club installed its officers and board members for the new year. David Gerson, who has served as the President Elect, took the helm as President from his predecessor Denis Smith. Other officers include President Elect – Bob Braun, Secretary – Sandra Hall and Treasurer – Patty […]

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Kiwanis rummage sale approaches

Kiwanis rummage sale approaches

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN STEVENS Contributor The Martinez Kiwanis Club performs public services and raises money for causes such as college scholarships and support of local nonprofits. The rummage sale is one of the projects that helps fund those. Sale items include clothing, furniture, household items, yard and garden equipment and more. The sale this year will […]

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Kiwanis Club hears about choices in aging

Kiwanis Club hears about choices in aging

| March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JOHN STEVENS Contributor Martinez Club learned more about adult services offered by the nonprofit Choice In Aging from Debbie Toth, president and chief executive officer of the organization. Choice in Aging has evolved significantly since its inception in 1949, when its primary focus was to serve children who had been disabled severely by polio. […]

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Early results favor Schroder, city sales tax, Siguenza, MUSD parcel tax

Early results favor Schroder, city sales tax, Siguenza, MUSD parcel tax

| November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – As votes continue to arrive at the Contra Costa County Elections Division, Martinez voters are preferring Mayor Rob Schroder to challenger Yazmin Llamas-Morales in Tuesday’s election. The incumbent has received 6,793 votes to Llamas-Morales’s 3,657, giving Schroder a 65 percent of the votes cast. In an undisputed race, Vice Mayor Lara DeLaney […]

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Council district 4 candidates Q and A part II

Council district 4 candidates Q and A part II

| October 22, 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 three of seven questions submitted to Councilmember Debbie McKillop and challenger John Stevens. The pair are facing off for the District 4 seat on the […]

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MN-G city council district 4 candidates Q and A

MN-G city council district 4 candidates Q and A

| October 17, 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 four of seven questions submitted to Councilmember Debbie McKillop and challenger John Stevens. The pair are facing off for the District 4 seat on the […]

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District 4 council candidates discuss Martinez issues on CCTV

District 4 council candidates discuss Martinez issues on CCTV

| September 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Martinez voters will be deciding only one Council seat this year since the city was accused by a Malibu attorney, Kevin Shenkman, representing a San Antonio client, of violating the California Voting Rights Act through its at-large elections. To avoid risking millions of dollars in a court battle with Shenkman, the City Council adopted four […]

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Candidates set for mayor, council, education board races

Candidates set for mayor, council, education board races

| August 15, 2018

Candidate slates have been set in the Martinez mayoral and Council November elections as well as the Martinez Unified School District Board of Education, according to the Contra Costa County Elections Office. In the mayoral race, incumbent Rob Schroder is being challenged by Yazmin Llamas-Morales. This is the city’s only at-large race since a Malibu […]

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Stevens announces bid for City Council

Stevens announces bid for City Council

| July 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

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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Letter to the Editor: Stevens positioning for mayoral run?

| April 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

As I picked a copy of the Gazette at a friend of mine’s house I came upon John Stevens’ article. It’s rather disturbing because it certainly sounds like he is positioning himself to run for Mayor while downplaying the accomplishments that have made by Rob Schroder and the council (past and present) for building the […]

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