Political Fix (15 May, 2014)

Nate Silver is notorious for his uncanny accuracy in predicting presidential elections. Between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Mr. Silver correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. But local elections can be a bit trickier. Mr. Silver had the advantage of many national polls from which to choose and […]

Political Fix (1 May, 2014)

Decoding City Council Elections Why is Porterville having its city council election in June instead of November like everyone else? Well, according to Juan Duran, they don’t really know. Mr. Duran, one of the candidates himself and president of Centro Mexicano American Latino, said, “The city council election used to be in November, but a […]

Political Fix (4/17/2014)

Ruben Macareno Racks up More Endorsements for the 26th Assembly District Race Ruben Macareno is the leading Democrat in terms of endorsements for the 26th Assembly District Race. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has just endorsed Mr. Macareno for the 26th State Assembly seat, which is being vacated by Assembly Member Connie Conway. “I am […]

Political Fix (3/20/2014)

Macareno Officially Announces His Candidacy for State Assembly District 26 Ruben Macareno, Tulare County Democratic Party Chairman, made it official March 16th by announcing his candidacy for the 26th State Assembly District. Speaking in front of a hometown crowd that had gathered at Farmersville’s historic Methodist Church, Mr. Macareno outlined his priorities for the county. “I am […]

Political Fix (3/6/2014)

Tulare County Democrats Introduce Their Slate of Candidates The Tulare County Democratic Party (TCDP) held a meet and greet February 23 for Judge Michael Sheltzer, where several Democratic candidates running for office attended. Ruben Macareno, Chairman of the TCDP, hosted the evening. Mr. Sheltzer, (pronounced seltzer) was appointed as a Tulare County Superior Court Judge […]

Political Fix (2/20/2014)

Carlton Jones Endorsed by Centro Mexicano American Latino for the 26th Assembly District During a candidates’ forum for the 26th State Assembly District, Carlton Jones, vice mayor of Tulare, won the endorsement of Centro Mexicano American Latino (CMAL). On Sunday, February 9th, all five candidates participated in a forum put on by CMAL, in conjunction with […]

Political Fix (2/6/2014)

Who is that Crazy Hot Chick? Who’s the newest star of California’s Cougar Town? Our very own Assemblywoman Connie Conway. Not only is she running for state senate in 2018, she is engaged to a man eight years her junior. The question isn’t whether she will win the election–it’s if Tulare City Council Member Craig […]

Political Fix (1/16/2014)

Race gets crowded for the 26th Assembly District Race Derek Thomas and Carlton Jones, both Democrats who hail from Tulare, announced their candidacy for the 26th State Assembly District earlier this month. They are friends, personally and politically, as both have run for Tulare City Council several times. Mr. Thomas barely lost both times as […]

Political Fix (1/2/2014)

Who is Your Favorite President? As an end-of-the-year wrap-up, I asked five of Tulare County’s most influential officials to tell our readers who their favorite President of the United States is and why. Congressman Devin Nunes named George Washington as his favorite President. “Though history is littered with successful generals who went on to seize absolute […]