Election 2022

Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a 20-year-old campaign finance law that limits how much money candidates can loan to their own campaigns.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More celebrities and prominent figures are starting to donate money to the LA mayoral candidate of their choice. And some of them are willing to spend big.

from KCRW Features

The next LA County supervisor from the San Fernando Valley and Westside will represent over 2 million people and control billions of dollars. But where’s the campaign?

Campaign is quiet, stakes are high in LA supervisor race

The next LA County supervisor from the San Fernando Valley and Westside will represent over 2 million people and control billions of dollars. But where’s the campaign?

from Greater LA

With the June primary election ahead, KCRW gets an explainer on how mail-in ballots will work or where, and when, you can go to vote in person.

Where and how to vote in LA County’s June primary election

With the June primary election ahead, KCRW gets an explainer on how mail-in ballots will work or where, and when, you can go to vote in person.

from Greater LA

In the LA city attorney’s race, two candidates previously ran for office as Republicans, but they say they’ve been with the Democratic Party for many years now.

Top candidates in LA city attorney’s race are ex-GOP. Does that hurt them?

In the LA city attorney’s race, two candidates previously ran for office as Republicans, but they say they’ve been with the Democratic Party for many years now.

from Greater LA

Lindsey Horvath, one of three leading candidates seeking to represent the 3rd District of the LA County Board of Supervisors, speaks with KCRW and KPCC/LAist.

Meet Lindsey Horvath: Candidate for LA County Supervisor 3rd District

Lindsey Horvath, one of three leading candidates seeking to represent the 3rd District of the LA County Board of Supervisors, speaks with KCRW and KPCC/LAist.

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

Money talks in mayor’s race: Ad blitz pushes Bass and Caruso ahead

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

from KCRW Features

Bob Hertzberg, one of the three leading candidates seeking to represent the 3rd District of the LA County Board of Supervisors, speaks with KCRW and KPCC/LAist.

Meet Bob Hertzberg: Candidate for LA County Supervisor 3rd District

Bob Hertzberg, one of the three leading candidates seeking to represent the 3rd District of the LA County Board of Supervisors, speaks with KCRW and KPCC/LAist.

LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso wants to build 30,000 shelter beds for unhoused people and hire 1,500 police officers to combat crime.

Rick Caruso: Use commercial, industrial areas to shelter unhoused

LA mayoral candidate Rick Caruso wants to build 30,000 shelter beds for unhoused people and hire 1,500 police officers to combat crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Extreme drought is forcing millions of Southern Californians to cut their water use starting June 1. How could LA’s future mayor tackle climate change locally?

How will LA’s mayoral candidates tackle climate change amid drought?

Extreme drought is forcing millions of Southern Californians to cut their water use starting June 1. How could LA’s future mayor tackle climate change locally?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Community organizer Gina Viola says if she becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles, she would abolish the LAPD and invest in communities to reduce crime.

Raise minimum wage to $39 for all Angelenos to thrive: Gina Viola

Community organizer Gina Viola says if she becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles, she would abolish the LAPD and invest in communities to reduce crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her plan to house 15,000 homeless Angelenos, and why LA needs a nonviolent approach to alleviate crime.

Karen Bass wants nonviolent solutions to crime, homelessness

California Congresswoman Karen Bass talks about her plan to house 15,000 homeless Angelenos, and why LA needs a nonviolent approach to alleviate crime.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kick off election season in LA County with a roundtable discussion about the biggest races, what’s at stake, and what to watch in the June 7 primary.

In LA mayoral race, April polls don’t indicate June outcome

Kick off election season in LA County with a roundtable discussion about the biggest races, what’s at stake, and what to watch in the June 7 primary.

from Greater LA

Mayoral candidate and LA City Councilman Kevin de León talks about providing new homeless shelters in every council district, creating a separate public health department for the City…

Kevin de León: Solving LA homelessness isn’t just about building new units

Mayoral candidate and LA City Councilman Kevin de León talks about providing new homeless shelters in every council district, creating a separate public health department for the City…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA mayoral candidate and City Attorney Mike Feuer talks about his plan to build affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, and addresses allegations of corruption.

On homelessness and safety, Mike Feuer demands humanity and order

LA mayoral candidate and City Attorney Mike Feuer talks about his plan to build affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness, and addresses allegations of corruption.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the first of five interviews with LA mayoral candidates, LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino talks about his plan to provide immediate shelters to unhoused Angelenos, and defends his…

Arrest is last option if unhoused Angeleno rejects shelter bed: Joe Buscaino

In the first of five interviews with LA mayoral candidates, LA City Councilmember Joe Buscaino talks about his plan to provide immediate shelters to unhoused Angelenos, and defends his…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What do you want to ask the candidates running for LA mayor? Homelessness, crime, transit and beyond — send us your burning questions.

Send KCRW your questions for LA’s next mayor

What do you want to ask the candidates running for LA mayor? Homelessness, crime, transit and beyond — send us your burning questions.

State Assemblyman Tom Daly represents the majority-blue 68th district, which covers areas in Santa Ana, Orange, and Anaheim. After five terms in office, he won’t seek reelection.

Democrat in what was once Reagan country is not seeking re-election

State Assemblyman Tom Daly represents the majority-blue 68th district, which covers areas in Santa Ana, Orange, and Anaheim. After five terms in office, he won’t seek reelection.

from Greater LA

LAPD budgeting, crime, homelessness took center stage during the first live TV debate in the race for LA’s next mayor.

LA mayoral race: What do candidates promise on crime and homelessness?

LAPD budgeting, crime, homelessness took center stage during the first live TV debate in the race for LA’s next mayor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With Rick Caruso’s “flashy” entrance to the LA mayoral election, the field is set for six candidates. The already contentious race may be a good thing for Angelenos.

LA mayoral race is heating up. It may be best thing since Rams won Super Bowl

With Rick Caruso’s “flashy” entrance to the LA mayoral election, the field is set for six candidates. The already contentious race may be a good thing for Angelenos.

from KCRW Features