REDONDO BEACH, CA — The 2020 election is heating up in Los Angeles County, and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Eyes are primarily focused on the presidential election, but voters will also decide the outcome of state representative and senate seats.
Closer to home, Patch has asked candidates for municipal races to discuss their campaigns, publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near.
In the South Bay, Vanessa Poster is running for one of the open seats for the Beach Cities Health District.
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Health care worker Kate Schwartz is facing Republican incumbent Marie Waldron in the 75th Assembly District contest, and the two candidates disagree on several key issues confronting constituents.
Schwartz, a Fallbrook Democrat, is a director on the Fallbrook Regional Health District board and has been a licensed behavioral health care provider for more than three decades.
She said she’s eager to bring her experience in the health care industry to Sacramento and to help residents of the 75th Assembly District battle through the coronavirus pandemic, which has sickened nearly 50,000 people and killed more than 800 countywide.
“I’ve spent my entire career working to assist people experiencing mental health illnesses and crises,” Schwartz said in a phone interview. “And of course, working on the community level, I see the inherent, systemic problems with our health care system and want to help to fix it.”
Once a reliably red state, Arizona has become increasingly purple over the last decade.
When it comes to the 2020 election, it’s districts like Arizona’s 9th Congressional District that could swing outcomes on the federal level.
The 9th Congressional District falls in the heart of the Valley. It includes east Phoenix, Tempe, south Scottsdale and parts of Mesa and Chandler. It’s home to some of Arizona’s largest employers, such as State Farm Insurance and Arizona State University.
The district was originally drawn as one of three competitive House seats in Arizona. Back when it was created, Republicans had a 3 percentage point advantage. Today, Democrats have an 8-point edge.
What does that shift mean for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden? How could changing sentiments in one congressional district shape the outcome of November’s election?
SAGINAW, MI – Voters in Saginaw County will be asked to consider whether or not to approve multiple millages and proposals during the November general election.
Voters will decide the fate of a proposed millage that is the first of its kind in Saginaw County for the local Saginaw County Health Department. The millage is for 0.48 mills for 10 years to help provide funding for operational needs at the department. If approved, the millage is expected to raise $2,435,478 in its first year.
“The millage will allow us to sustainably and efficiently operate 1 to 2 mobile units to travel to out-county areas for back-to-school immunizations, COVID-19 testing, and flu shots as well as to enhance our services countywide beyond the walls of our building on Michigan Avenue,” Health Officer Chris Harrington said.
The millage aims to bridge a gap in decreased funding that the department says would leave
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Regional Health District said Monday their administrators mistakenly disclosed personal health information to Northeast Washington Educational Service District 101.
According to a release from the SRHD, the incident happened on September 8 when information was sent to school administrators and nursing staff. The disclosed information included patient names, birth dates, gender, address, employers, COVID-19 testing and results, as well as COVID-19 related hospitalization status.
SRHD administrative officer Amelia Clark said an investigation into the incident has been launched and the health district will be implementing corrective actions to mitigate unauthorized disclosure of information moving forward.
“We are very sorry to have accidentally released confidential information to a partner agency,” Clark said. “We are confident that the agency shares