Joe Nunez, CTA Head, No. 2 Again in ‘Capitol Weekly’ 100
Capitol Weekly’s annual Top 100 list — what it calls a “subjective ranking of unelected political players” — is out, and for the second year in a row, Joe Nunez, the head of the California Teachers Association, is #2, just behind Ann Gust, who is Governor Jerry Brown‘s wife. The paper called the 325,000 member...
By Hillel Aron | August 21, 2013
Is Monica Garcia Running For State Assembly?
The hot rumor going around that School Board member Monica Garcia is running State Assembly in 2014 gained a bit of credence when Garcia appeared as a “probable candidate” on the popular California politics website Around the Capitol. Scott Lay, who maintains Around the Capitol, said in an email that his information about Garcia was “based on...
By Hillel Aron | July 9, 2013
Big Labor Leader Gets Big Profile
Here are three good reasons to read the excellent profile of labor leader Maria Elena Durazo that graced the front page of Sunday’s LA Times: Even though Durazo’s LA County of Federation of Labor backed the losing the Mayoral candidate, Wendy Greuel, it still has backed — at some point or another — nearly ever City Councilman. Dan...
By Hillel Aron | June 24, 2013