Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Congressional candidates debate Thursday in Ukiah
Mendocino County’s Congressional forum for the June 5 primary takes place Thursday night in Ukiah, with 10 of the 12 certified candidates for the new District 2 participating.
The forum, starting at 6 p.m. at the Ukiah City Council chambers, is sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the National Women’s Political Caucus, and the Ukiah Daily Journal. UDJ Editor K.C. Meadows will act as moderator.
A primary race unlike any other
This year’s June 5 election will be anything but ordinary, thanks to modified voting districts, an open primary congressional race.
Redistricting was taken away from the legislature by Propostion 11 in 2008, which charged a 14-member citizen committee with redistricting California’s voter districts. This year new districts have placed Petaluma in State Assembly District 10, State Senate District 3 and Congressional District 2.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Election Roundup: Lawson endorsed by Mendocino Farm Bureau
Stacey Lawson, candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, announced she’s been endorsed by the Mendocino County Farm Bureau.
According to a press release, the Mendocino County Farm Bureau is joining the Sonoma County Farm Bureau in endorsing Lawson. The Mendocino County Farm Bureau currently represents 1,300 members comprised of traditional, organic and biodynamic farmers, as well as small businesses and supporters of agriculture.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Lawson leads in first-quarter campaign contributions
Candidates for the District 2 Congressional race have reported first-quarter fundraising results for 2012, with three candidates raising more than $200,000.
Businesswoman and educator Stacey Lawson raised the most money between January and March of this year: $281,163. But Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) came in a very close second with $278,916.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
North Coast congressional race may be historic
The script for North Coast congressional elections appears due for a major rewrite this year, with two Democrats likely to compete, for the first time.
The Democrat-dominated 2nd Congressional District race, with no incumbent and eight Democratic candidates, including three with ample resources, has the earmarks of a contest that ends with a two-candidate, same-party showdown in the fall.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
12 candidates running for new North Coast congressional seat
The first wide-open race for a North Coast seat in Congress in 20 years has drawn a crowd of a dozen candidates, elections officials said.
There will be eight Democrats, two Republicans and two no party preference candidates on the June 5 primary election ballot in the new 2nd Congressional District.
Friday, March 9 2012
Election Roundup: Sonoma County Young Democrats endorse Stacey Lawson for 2nd Congressional District
Educator and small business owner Stacey Lawson announced last week that the Sonoma County Young Democrats have endorsed her campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Reception Set Wednesday for Congressional Hopeful Stacey Lawson
Local supporters of Democratic congressional candidate Stacey Lawson are holding a reception for her from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at h2hotel.
“Stacey has been getting amazing press coverage, has out-raised all of her opponents since she joined the race last year, and has numerous endorsements,” said organizer Tony Crabb. “Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane and Senator Noreen Evans endorsed Stacey just this week, as did the Sonoma County Young Democrats and Emily’s List.”
Friday, February 24, 2012
Candidate meets with city movers on local issues
Lawson talked about “restoring middle-class prosperity” with investment in working people and small businesses, not austerity, and said she was the only candidate with experience in creating jobs. She noted the three pillars of her campaign are: fixing the economy, supporting education and supporting environment/energy independence.
Read more: http://www.willitsnews.com/ci_20037197
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Political newcomer drawing attention, cash
Now Lawson, 41, who’s lived quietly and privately in San Francisco and San Rafael for 20 years, is engaged in her first-ever political campaign, bidding for the most sought-after political post on the North Coast. She’s running as a pro-business Democrat with liberal values, intent on lifting the middle class out of an economic funk.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Crowded congressional race just one of several Marin contests that figure to be hot in June
While the primary contest for the new District 2 congressional seat figures to be the most competitive race in the June election, there will be plenty of other action on tap for connoisseurs of political pugilism.
Friday, February 10, 2012
EMILY’s List backs two House candidates
EMILY’s List, a Democratic political action committee (PAC) that supports female candidates who favor abortion rights, has added two House contenders to its list of endorsements for the 2012 cycle.
The PAC will back Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico and Stacey Lawson in California. Both are running for open seats.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Clever and compassionate, with a side of chutzpah — Stacey Lawson is Recommended!
When she cites the shrinking middle class, the need for growth in the manufacturing sector and Democrats’ obligation to protect the social safety net, House candidate Stacey Lawson knows first-hand of what she speaks.
Thursday, February 9 2012
Election Roundup: Congressional candidate Stacey Lawson releases jobs plan
Stacey Lawson, a candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, has released her plan to create middle class jobs. According to a news release, Lawson aims to rebuild the middle class by restoring manufacturing strength through high-wage and steady year-round jobs.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Lawson surges in fund-raising for North Coast congressional race
Three-term Assemblyman Jared Huffman and political newcomer Stacey Lawson emerged Wednesday as the leading fund-raisers in a highly competitive race for the North Coast seat in Congress.
Huffman, D-San Rafael, reported $586,131 in donations last year, retaining his top spot in campaign cash.
Lawson, a San Rafael businesswoman making her first run for public office, collected $455,959.
Three candidates for the Congressional District 2 seat discuss their plans for improving health care, the local economy and harbor dredging, among other topics. Lawson cites her Progressive political beliefs combined with her experience in business and economics as solutions to these problems: “I’m a progressive Democrat with 20 years of experience in the economy.”
“When Marin County resident, entrepreneur and UC Berkeley professor Lawson took center stage, the key word was economy. Lawson said her business career has prepared her to create jobs, “change the tone in Washington,” and bolster bi-partisanship.”
After hearing pitches from about two-thirds of the field of Democratic hopefuls for the new 2nd Congressional District seat, members of the Windsor Democratic Club voted 7 to 3 Saturday not to endorse any one candidate.
“We have multiple qualified candidates,” said former Healdsburg Mayor Jason Liles, a Democratic club member. “It seems better to let the voters decide.”
The first Marin meeting of the seven Democrats vying to replace retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey and capture the newly created District 2 congressional seat demonstrated once again that there is no 11th commandment to not speak ill of a fellow Democratic Party member.
Read More: http://www.marinij.com/sanrafael/ci_19554329
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Election roundup: Lawson in town for meet and greet
Stacey Lawson, a candidate for the newly formed 2nd Congressional District, will meet and greet today between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Ramone’s Bakery & Cafe in Old Town Eureka, 209 E St. The event is open to the public. Stacey will also be meeting voters at Arts! Alive in Old Town Eureka from 6 p.m. to 8p.m., by the gazebo. For more information, call Sofia at 707-499-1055.
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Congressional Debate to Stream Live From Pixel Corps
As campaign season kicks off, Petaluma debate will be chance for candidates to set themselves apart from the pack. Candidates in the Second Congressional District race will square off at a debate that will be broadcast to the world via webcast.
Congressional District 2 candiate forum Streaming from Pixel Corps, Petaluma
California North Coast Media and Pixel Corps Studios, Petaluma, have invited all declaredcandidates for the new Congressional District 2, spanning the California coast from the Golden Gate Bridge (Marin County, portions of Sonoma County, Del Norte, Mendocino and Trinity Counties) to the Oregon border, to participate in a live forum Wed. Oct. 5th, 6pm.The show will stream live and air on both public access and commercial stations throughout the new District 2 and further. Read More: http://www.cncm.us/
Friday, September 30th, 2011
Congressional candidate forums set in Petaluma
Candidates for the new 2nd Congressional district will gather in Petaluma for forums on two consecutive nights.The retirement of Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma after 20 years in Congress has opened up the newly reconfigured district to several declared candidates.
Read more: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110930/COMMUNITY/110939948?p=1&tc=pg
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Local Congressional Candidate to Hold Dial-in Town Hall
San Rafael congressional candidate Stacey Lawson will kick off her campaign with a live call-in town hall on Sept. 22.
Lawson Brings Businesslike Approach to Congressional Race
One of the Bay Area’s most successful, socially-aware business leaders is entering the race for the California 2nd Congressional District. Will her savvy approach carry weight with the voters?
Fifth Democrat jumps into race for North Bay congressional seat
PETALUMA — A fifth Democrat has jumped into the race for the North Bay congressional seat held by retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma. Stacey Lawson, a San Rafael businesswoman who co-founded the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at UC Berkeley, said she will make job creation and the economy a key focus of her campaign.
Women urged to jump into political races
SAN FRANCISCO — In this era of harsh political rhetoric and personal attacks in Washington, D.C. – witness the debt deal debate – why would women want to continue to fight their way into the mosh pit of American politics?
California Citizens Redistricting Commission approves final draft maps; litigation expected to follow
SACRAMENTO — The California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved the final drafts of the state’s controversial new district maps Friday, setting off what many expect to be a flurry of legal action over the next two weeks.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey retires — and here’s her speech
Rep. Lynn Woolsey just made it official by announcing her retirement. And here’s the text of her speeech:
Redistricting Commission Carves up North Coast
Major changes to the two North Coast congressional districts are included in the first set of maps, called “visualizations,” released this week by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.