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Banana slug takes next step to becoming California's state slug

KSBW  |  April 16, 2024

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"I'm honored today. I want to introduce the iconic Sammy, the official mascot at UC Santa Cruz, who may soon get a job promotion as a future ambassador for our state," said California State Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, who introduced the bill."

At 46%, Santa Cruz County's primary turnout is among the highest in California

Lookout  |  March 18, 2024

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"Santa Cruz County also outperformed its neighboring counties, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Monterey, a trend the region has observed in each primary and most general elections since 2012."

Democracy Leaders Introduce Solutions to Curb Emerging Digital Threats

Common Cause |  March 13, 2024

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"AB 2839, from Assemblymember Gail Pellerin. Keeps misleading deepfakes out of campaign ads and independent expenditures close to Election Day, protecting candidates and elections officials."

Commitment 2024: Rematch for Assembly District 28 between Gail Pellerin and Liz Lawler

KSBW 8  |  February 27, 2024

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"So far, she's introduced 40 bills, 13 of which have passed; she's authored multiple bills that address California's election system. In upcoming legislation, Pellerin is taking aim at artificial intelligence and the impact it could have on elections."

Editorial | Reelect Panetta to Congress; Laird to state Senate; Pellerin, Rivas, Addis to Assembly

Santa Cruz Sentinel  |  February 16, 2024

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"Pellerin was a widely admired election supervisor in Santa Cruz County, and she continues to be a strong voice in Sacramento on voting rights and mental health support, as well as climate change."

Assemblymember Gail Pellerin leads fight to ban deep fake political ads

Morgan Hill Times  |  February 14, 2024

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"As an example, Pellerin cited one recent ad that used artificial intelligence to create a voice that sounded like President Joe Biden. “We have to stay ahead of the deep fakes and bad actors that are out there trying to wreak chaos with our elections,” Pellerin said."

Reproductive Freedom for All California Releases Final Slate of Endorsements 

Reproductive Freedom for All  |  February 1, 2024

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"These candidates and incumbents are prepared to continue advancing our reproductive freedoms in California. With Republicans threatening a nationwide abortion ban and the Supreme Court considering two abortion-related cases this year—the impacts of which would reverberate even into reproductive freedom states like ours—we need all hands on deck to fight for our fundamental rights."

California bills for affordable housing, reproductive rights and mental health take effect in 2024

King City Rustler  |  January 3, 2024

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"California has some of the strongest voting laws in the nation and continues working to make elections more accessible for all... allows voters with a disability to complete a regular ballot outside of any polling place — known as curbside voting — and removes the requirement for a voter to declare under oath that they are unable to mark their ballot in order to receive assistance doing so."

Ahead of 2024 election, California to take aim at AI threats, disinformation

Bloomberg  |  December 15, 2023

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“California lawmakers are exploring legislation to further crack down on deepfakes, including broader bans of the use of artificial intelligence..."We have the internet that is so quick and easy to spread false disinformation and misinformation. And now AI is putting this at a whole new level,” said Assemblymember Gail Pellerin (D), who chairs the state Assembly Elections Committee."

Ahead of 2024 election, California to take aim at AI threats, disinformation

KCRA3  |  November 7, 2023

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“These disinformation narratives aren’t just undermining our voter's faith in our election system, they're making the lives more dangerous for elections officials," said Democratic Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, who leads the Assembly's election committee after spending decades as the chief elections official in Santa Cruz County. ”

State Assemblymember Gail Pellerin running for second term

San Jose Inside  |  November 1, 2023

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“Gail Pellerin filed election paperwork for most of her adult career as the chief elections officer in Santa Cruz County, but she’s getting used to the process now from the other side of the desk. “I feel like it has been a great year,” Pellerin said in a phone interview this week. “I sent 10 bills to the governor and he signed all of them. So I’ve got a 100% batting record there.””

In first Assembly session, Pellerin picks fight with Northern California conservatives

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  October 23, 2023

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“Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, a former Santa Cruz County clerk, ended thelegislative session with 10 of her bills signed into law. Of those, six focused onvoting. One bill, AB 969, takes direct aim at a controversy over a Shasta Countyplan to hand-count ballots in an upcoming special election.”

Newsom Signs Five Election-reform Bills Written by Assemblymember Pellerin

San Jose Inside  |  October 16, 2023

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“Five of the bills were authored by Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, D-Santa Cruz, chair of the Assembly Elections Committee and a former Santa Cruz County clerk, the position that administers elections.Pellerin’s district includes portions of northern Santa Cruz County, sections of South San Jose and Santa Clara Counties and the cities of Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley.”

The California Legislature has the backs of the LGBTQIA+ community — here’s how

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  September 23, 2023

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"Three of Santa Cruz County’s state legislators — Assemblymember Dawn Addis, Sen. John Laird and Assemblymember Gail Pellerin — proudly outline strides our state has made in assuring that the rights of LGBTQIA+ people are protected. That includes codifying same-sex marriage, offering support for students in schools and for foster students..."

Assemblymember Gail Pellerin named head of elections committee

Morgan Hill Times  |  July 5, 2023

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“I’m honored to have the confidence of the speaker and continue to work to ensure that California is the gold standard for secure, accurate, transparent and accessible elections,” Pellerin said. “I look forward to continuing the work to improve the voter experience, ensure voting system integrity and enhance the accuracy of our voter rolls.”

WeToo III: Looking for a few good women

Capitol Weekly  |  June 8, 2023

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"Women have never achieved parity with their male colleagues in the California Legislature. Many advocates believe that could change before the end of the decade, but getting there is hardly a given."

Shasta County's decision to ditch Dominion triggers state Assembly bill

Record Spotligtht |  May 4, 2023

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"Introduced on Feb. 14, Pellerin’s Assembly Bill 969 would require a county board of supervisors to have both a transition plan and a replacement contract with a state-certified system in place before terminating an existing voting system contract."

State legislators announce formation of Central Coast Caucus

Santa Cruz Sentinel  |  March 26, 2023

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"A group of state legislators have band together to raise the profile of Santa Cruz County and other Central Coast communities as they grapple with an historically destructive winter storm season and a growing number of coastal issues."

Santa Cruz County Supervisors approve ordinance banning force against kids

Pajaronian  |  March 14, 2023

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"The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that would prohibit companies forcibly transporting children. Also under the ordinance, families could sue transport companies that use force against their children for $10,000, plus legal costs."

Silicon Valley community college district could offer free tuition

San Jose Spotlight  |  February 20, 2023

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"California Senate Bill 629, introduced by state Sen. Dave Cortese, would allow the West Valley-Mission Community College District to stop charging its students tuition and cover other costs such as transportation and books. The bill, if approved, would expand access to higher education and open opportunities for low-income students in one of the nation’s most expensive regions, advocates said."

Local assemblywoman introduces Ocean Life Recovery Act

Paso Robles Daily News  |  February 18, 2023

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“Protecting our ocean habitat must happen now before it is too late, I am happy to join Assemblymember Addis on this important legislation,” said bill co-author Assemblymember Gail Pellerin (D-Santa Cruz)."

You are not ‘totally alone in this’: NAMI’s 40 years of working to support those living with mental illness

Lookout  |  February 14, 2023

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"The organization on the front lines of mental health awareness, advocacy and education has been around for four decades, but the work has ratcheted up exponentially in recent years."

Opinion: Recruiting a Legislature that looks like California (finally)

Mercury News  |  December 16, 2022

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"In a dramatic 92% increase since 2017, 50 women (the majority women of color) now serve, an historic high-water mark of 42%. For the first time, a majority of our legislators are women, people of color or LGBTQ+..."

Election roundup | Santa Cruz County clerk certifies November election results

Santa Cruz Sentinel  |  December 7, 2022

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"Yard signs have come down, candidate emails have gone mute, all of the eligible outstanding ballots have been processed – the 2022 election cycle has officially come to an end."

A new class of Legislators emerges

Politico  |  November 28, 2022

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"That’s a good thing, too, because we’re one week away from the Dec. 5 organizing session, where legislators will gather in Sacramento for the first time to be sworn-in and cast leadership votes..."

Pellerin Starts Strong in Bid for Historic Assembly Seat

Scotts Valley Press Banner  |  November 10, 2022

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"The new 28th Assembly District, a product of the recent decennial redistricting process, still represents north Santa Cruz County, but no longer counts mid-county or the southern coastal region as part of its footprint...."

ELECTION 2022: Photo Finish

San Jose Inside |  November 9, 2022

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"There were no surprises in the Assembly races, since Democrats outnumber all other parties and independents combined in the county...."

Democrats leading three state Assembly races affecting Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Sentinel  |  November 9, 2022

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"Unofficial election night results, last updated early Wednesday morning, show Santa Cruzan Gail Pellerin, a Democrat running for the newly drawn State Assembly District 28..."

Nov. 8, 2022 Election: Pellerin Starts Strong

Good Times  |  November 8, 2022

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"Former Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin appears poised to become the first woman from the county to hold a seat on the State Assembly, with early returns showing 62.67% of Santa Clara County voters supporting her run..."

A Lookout View: Vote Gail Pellerin for Assembly District 28

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  November 3, 2022

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"Gail Pellerin is a homegrown and well-loved politician who will best represent Santa Cruz County interests in Sacramento. She is a connector, a listener and someone with the skills and longtime political..."

KSCO Good Morning Monterey Bay Interview with Gail Pellerin for Assembly

KSCO  |  October 29, 2022

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"Good Morning Monterey Bay airs Monday-Friday 6:00am-9:00am on KSCO Radio 1080 AM/104.1 FM in Santa Cruz, CA. This upbeat and fun talk radio show is hosted by Rosemary Chalmers and Alex Shaffer..."

Pellerin vs. Lawler: What each Assembly District 28 candidate is learning on the ‘other side of the hill’

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  October 24, 2022

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"Democracy is on the ballot,” she said. “I have been a fighter for voting rights and reproductive rights and LGBTQ community rights and safe community rights most of my entire adult life and I am out there..."

Will women rule in the 2022 California election?

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  September 21, 2022

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"While female candidates still face challenges, voters could elect a record number of women to the state Legislature in November. The roster of female lawmakers could rise to 45 of the 120 seats, according to a CalMatters analysis..."

Nuestro respaldo de California y el Área de la Bahía para la boleta electoral de las elecciones generales del 8 de noviembre

San José Mercurio

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"Estas son nuestras recomendaciones hasta ahora para las elecciones del 8 de noviembre. Haga clic en los enlaces para leer los editoriales completos. Marque esta página para volver a ver recomendaciones adicionales a medida que se publiquen..."

All candidates for California State Assembly District 28 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Ballotpedia  |  September 6, 2022

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"Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for California State Assembly District 28 —Gail Pellerin (D) and Liz Lawler (R)— completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. ..."

Una vista previa (muy) anticipada de las elecciones generales: 4 cosas que debe saber sobre las batallas de noviembre que se avecinan

Mirador Santa Cruz

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"La temporada de elecciones puede estar en calma, pero no ha terminado. De hecho, algunos enfrentamientos políticos aún se están calentando. Esto es lo que necesita saber como el 8 de noviembre..."

Decisión Roe v. Wade: más de 600 habitantes de Santa Cruz se reúnen en el juzgado para oponerse al fallo de SCOTUS

Mirador Santa Cruz

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"La nación se despertó a una nueva realidad el viernes cuando la Corte Suprema de los EE. UU. anuló Roe v. Wade. En Santa Cruz, un condado progresista dentro de un estado santuario..."

La participación primaria alcanza el 36%, las carreras estatales y del condado de Santa Clara están programadas para noviembre

San José por dentro

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"Del mismo modo, es probable que la recién llegada Gail Pellerin, exsecretaria del condado de Santa Cruz, reciba una ola de apoyo local..."

Pellerin y Lawler lideran las elecciones del Distrito 28 de la Asamblea

Horas de Morgan Hill

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"La secretaria jubilada del condado de Santa Cruz, Gail Pellerin, tiene una ventaja constante en la carrera de cuatro vías por el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea, según los funcionarios electorales..."

Pellerin de Santa Cruz lidera la carrera por el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea

Noticias de San José Mercurio

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"Los resultados electorales no oficiales de la oficina del Secretario de Estado de California muestran que Pellerin, un demócrata, tiene 18.083, o el 34,2 %, de los votos contados..."

Pellerin salta al primer lugar en la carrera por un escaño en la Cámara Baja

Pancarta de prensa del Valle de San Lorenzo

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"Los resultados de las elecciones del condado de Santa Cruz mostraron que Pellerin acumuló 7254 votos, por delante de los 2793 de Lawler, los 2392 de Rennie y el estudiante de UC Santa Cruz..."

Resultados de las elecciones de 2022: buen comienzo para el secretario del condado desde hace mucho tiempo

Mirador Santa Cruz

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"Gail Pellerin de Santa Cruz ha emergido hasta ahora en la primera posición para las elecciones de noviembre, anotando el 34,2% de los votos, aparentemente con..."

Programa de radio Off The Lip, episodio 464: Gail Pellerin

Fuera de la radio de labios

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"Gail Pellerin compite por el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea Estatal, que cubre partes de los condados de Santa Clara y Santa Cruz, y enfrenta enormes desafíos..."

Foro de Candidatos del Distrito de la Asamblea 28 de KSQD

KSQD

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"Tres de los cuatro candidatos para el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea Estatal aparecieron en un foro de radio respondiendo preguntas sobre todo, desde el cambio climático hasta..."

Redacción | Elección de Pellerin para la Asamblea del Distrito 28

Centinela de Santa Cruz

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Pellerin puede hacer eso, y ha demostrado que es una líder imparcial e independiente en los derechos electorales, la crisis de salud mental del estado, la equidad de género..."

Enfoque en el nuevo Distrito 28: los candidatos a la Asamblea opinan sobre vivienda, clima, educación y fentanilo

la abeja de sacramento

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Los candidatos para el recién creado Distrito 28 de la Asamblea Estatal, que hablaron en un foro moderado por Lookout la semana pasada, explican quiénes son..."

NARAL Pro-Choice California respalda a 10 futuros líderes por la libertad reproductiva para la Asamblea del Estado de California

la abeja de sacramento

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"Es en ese contexto que NARAL Pro-Choice California lanzó su última lista de respaldos, esta vez para 10 candidatos a la Asamblea Estatal...."

Editorial: La experiencia de Pellerin le da la ventaja para un escaño en la Asamblea estatal

Las noticias de mercurio

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"Pellerin, que cuenta con el respaldo de Stone, es enérgica, posee fuertes habilidades interpersonales y es ampliamente conocida por su defensa de larga data para que haya más mujeres en roles de liderazgo..."

Gail Pellerin para el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea: Necesitamos un líder experimentado y empático de Santa Cruz, y un perro en Sacto

Mirador Santa Cruz

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"Una defensora del derecho al voto con experiencia en el gobierno estatal y local, dice que tiene las conexiones necesarias para hacer que el cambio suceda..."

Guía de elecciones primarias del condado de Santa Cruz 2022

Mirador Santa Cruz

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"La temporada de elecciones se está acelerando antes de las primarias estatales del 7 de junio. Sabemos que desenredar toda la información de la boleta, las posiciones para las elecciones y los plazos puede ser una molestia, por decir lo menos. Afortunadamente, Lookout lo tiene cubierto".

Calendario de elecciones primarias para el condado de Santa Cruz 

Mirador Santa Cruz

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"La temporada de elecciones se está acelerando antes de las primarias estatales del 7 de junio. Sabemos que desenredar toda la información de la boleta, las posiciones para las elecciones y los plazos puede ser una molestia, por decir lo menos. Afortunadamente, Lookout lo tiene cubierto".

Presentarse antes de la fecha límite: los candidatos de la 28ª Asamblea hablan

Centinela de Santa Cruz

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"Pellerin, último secretario del condado de Santa Cruz con afiliación a un partido demócrata, anunció su candidatura a lo grande el lunes, que cuenta con el respaldo del propio Stone".

Presentarse antes de la fecha límite: los candidatos de la 28ª Asamblea hablan

Centinela de Santa Cruz

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"Pellerin, último secretario del condado de Santa Cruz con afiliación a un partido demócrata, anunció su candidatura a lo grande el lunes, que cuenta con el respaldo del propio Stone".

El ex secretario del condado de Santa Cruz se postula para la asamblea

Parche Santa Cruz

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"La exsecretaria y registradora de votantes del condado de Santa Cruz, Gail Pellerin, se postulará para la Asamblea estatal como demócrata, anunció Pellerin el lunes".

 

'¿Qué hay de mí?': quería una mujer de Santa Cruz en Sacramento, por lo que la veterana política Gail Pellerin llamó a su propio número

Mirador Santa Cruz

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"Es por eso que la destacada defensora del derecho al voto y la concientización sobre la salud mental está tratando de convertirse en la primera mujer del área en ganar un puesto electo en el gobierno estatal".

La exsecretaria del condado de Santa Cruz, Gail Pellerin, anuncia su candidatura a la Asamblea

Centinela de Santa Cruz

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"El ex secretario del condado lanzó un sitio web de campaña este fin de semana pidiendo a la comunidad a la que sirvió durante casi tres décadas que la elijan como miembro de la asamblea del Distrito 28".

Nuevas entradas a la carrera del Distrito 28 de la Asamblea de California mientras Mark Stone anuncia planes para retirarse

KIÓN 5/46

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"Gail Pellerin se desempeñó como la principal funcionaria electoral durante los últimos 27 años, navegando en la oficina electoral a través de los incendios forestales y la pandemia en 2020".

La exsecretaria del condado Gail Pellerin se postula para la Asamblea

Buenos tiempos

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"La exsecretaria del condado, Gail Pellerin, se postula para el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea en las próximas primarias del 7 de junio después de recibir el visto bueno de Mark Stone".

La exsecretaria del condado Gail Pellerin se postula para la Asamblea

Buenos tiempos

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"La exsecretaria del condado, Gail Pellerin, se postula para el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea en las próximas primarias del 7 de junio después de recibir el visto bueno de Mark Stone".

La exsecretaria del condado Gail Pellerin se postula para la Asamblea

Buenos tiempos

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"La exsecretaria del condado, Gail Pellerin, se postula para el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea en las próximas primarias del 7 de junio después de recibir el visto bueno de Mark Stone".

La exsecretaria del condado Gail Pellerin se postula para la Asamblea

Buenos tiempos

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"La exsecretaria del condado, Gail Pellerin, se postula para el Distrito 28 de la Asamblea en las próximas primarias del 7 de junio después de recibir el visto bueno de Mark Stone".

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