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Our California and Bay Area endorsements for the Nov. 8 general election election ballot

San Jose Mercury  |  September 13, 2022

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"Here are our recommendations so far for the Nov. 8 election. Click on the links to read the full editorials. Bookmark this page to return to view additional recommendations as they are published...."

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. ..."

A (very) early general election preview: 4 things to know about the November battles ahead

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  July 7, 2022

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"Election season may be in a lull, but it’s not over. In fact, a few political showdowns are still heating up. Here’s what you need to know as the Nov 8th..."

Roe v. Wade decision: 600-plus Santa Cruzans gather at courthouse to oppose SCOTUS ruling

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  June 24, 2022

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"The nation woke up to a new reality Friday as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In Santa Cruz, a progressive county within a sanctuary state..."

Primary Turnout Reaches 36%, Santa Clara County and State Races Set for November

San Jose Inside  |  June 14, 2022

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"Likewise, newcomer Gail Pellerin, former Santa Cruz County clerk, is likely to ride a wave of hometown support..."

Pellerin, Lawler hold lead in 28th Assembly District election

Morgan Hill Times  |  June 9, 2022

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"Retired Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin holds a steady lead in the four-way race for the 28th Assembly District, according to election officials..."

Santa Cruz’s Pellerin leading in 28th Assembly District race

San Jose Mercury News  |  June 8, 2022

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"The unofficial election results from the California Secretary of State office show Pellerin, a Democrat, has 18,083, or 34.2%, of votes counted..."

Pellerin jumps into first in race for lower house seat

San Lorenzo Valley Press Banner  |  June 8, 2022

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"Santa Cruz County election results showed Pellerin racking up 7,254 votes, ahead of Lawler’s 2,793, Rennie’s 2,392 and UC Santa Cruz student..."

Election 2022 Results: Strong beginning for longtime county clerk

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  June 7, 2022

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"Santa Cruz’s Gail Pellerin has emerged so far in the pole position for the November election, chalking up 34.2% of the vote, with apparently..."

Off The Lip Radio Show, Episode #464: Gail Pellerin

Off the Lip Radio  |  May 25, 2022

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"Gail Pellerin is vying for the 28th State Assembly District, covering parts of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties, and who faces enormous challenges..."

KSQD 28th Assembly District Candidates Forum

KSQD  |  May 25, 2022

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"Three of the four candidates for the 28th State Assembly District appeared in a radio forum answering questions about everything from climate change to..."

Editorial | Elect Pellerin for District 28 Assembly

Santa Cruz Sentinel  |  May 20, 2022

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Pellerin can do that – and has shown she is an impartial and independent leader in voting rights, the state’s mental health crisis, gender equity..."

Spotlight on the new District 28: Assembly candidates weigh in on housing, climate, education and fentanyl

The Sacramento Bee  |  May 20, 2022

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The candidates for the newly created State Assembly District 28, who spoke at a Lookout-moderated forum last week, elaborate on who they are..."

NARAL Pro-Choice California Endorses 10 Future Leaders for Reproductive Freedom for the California State Assembly

The Sacramento Bee  |  May 15, 2022

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"It is in that context that NARAL Pro-Choice California released its latest slate of endorsements, this time for 10 State Assembly candidates..."

Editorial: Pellerin’s experience gives her the edge for state Assembly seat

The Mercury News  |  May 12, 2022

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"Pellerin, who has Stone’s endorsement, is energetic, possesses strong people skills and is widely known for her long-standing advocacy for more women in leadership roles..."

Gail Pellerin for Assembly District 28: We need an experienced, empathetic Santa Cruz leader — and a dog in Sacto

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  May 12, 2022

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"A voting-rights champion with experience in state and local government, she says she has the connections needed to make change happen..."

Santa Cruz County primary election 2022 guide

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  April 27, 2022

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"Election season is ramping up ahead of the statewide primary June 7. We know that untangling all the ballot information, positions up for election and deadlines can be a hassle to say the least. Luckily, Lookout has you covered."

Primary Election Calendar for Santa Cruz County 

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  April 27, 2022

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"Election season is ramping up ahead of the statewide primary June 7. We know that untangling all the ballot information, positions up for election and deadlines can be a hassle to say the least. Luckily, Lookout has you covered."

Filing in before the deadline: 28th Assembly candidates speak up

Santa Cruz Sentinel  |  March 16, 2022

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"Pellerin, Santa Cruz County’s last clerk with a democratic party affiliation, announced her candidacy with a bang on Monday, boasting the endorsement of Stone himself."

Former Santa Cruz County Clerk Running For Assembly

Patch Santa Cruz  |  March 16, 2022

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"Former Santa Cruz County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Gail Pellerin will run for State Assembly as a Democrat, Pellerin announced Monday."

 

‘What about me?’: She wanted a Santa Cruz woman in Sacramento, so veteran politico Gail Pellerin called her own number

Lookout Santa Cruz  |  March 13, 2022

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"That’s why the noted advocate for voting rights and mental health awareness is attempting to become the first area woman to ever earn an elected seat in state government."

Former Santa Cruz County clerk Gail Pellerin announces Assembly run

Santa Cruz Sentinel  |  March 14, 2022

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"The former county clerk launched a campaign website this weekend asking the community she served for nearly three decades to elect her as 28th District assembly member."

New entries to Calif. Assembly District 28 race as Mark Stone announces plans to retire

KION 5/46  |  March 12, 2022

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"Gail Pellerin served as the chief election official for the last 27 years, navigating the elections office through the wildfires and pandemic in 2020."

Former County Clerk Gail Pellerin Running for Assembly

Good Times  |  March 15, 2022

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"Former County Clerk Gail Pellerin is running for the 28th Assembly District in the upcoming June 7 primary after receiving the nod from Mark Stone."