A special day for the Indian people, and the Hindu faith!

As a mayor of Richmond, I had the privilege of representing a large diaspora of Indians and Indian-Americans who choose to call Richmond their home. During my terms as Mayor, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to their rich culture and tradition.…


No LPG Storage in San Pedro!

Gayle's prepared remarks for the California State Lands Commission meeting, August 17 Members of the California State Lands Commission, I am Gayle McLaughlin. I am the former Mayor of Richmond, California. I am here to support the residents of San…


Lieutenant Governor Hopeful Gayle McLaughlin Wants to Take the East Bay’s Progressive Revolution to Sacramento

By Darwin BondGraham @Darwinbondgraha The former city of Richmond mayor and council member hopes that the idealistic brand of politics she championed in the Bay will attract statewide voters. Standing outside of Richmond City Hall, Gayle McLaughlin…


SF Chronicle: Richmond’s Gayle McLaughlin running for lieutenant governor

On Tuesday, Gayle McLaughlin will step down from the Richmond City Council. The next day, she and her husband, Paul Kilkenny, will leave for a 10-day road trip that will take them through Southern California and back. They’ll make stops in San…


Gayle McLaughlin: Richmond’s Grassroots Trailblazer Has Her Eye on State Capitol

by Keisa Reynolds Richmond City Council has entered a new era without Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin. The former mayor stepped down on July 18 to focus on her campaign for lieutenant governor of California. McLaughlin, who says she wants to “take…


Lieutenant Governor Candidate Gayle McLaughlin in San Diego

July 19, 2017 (San Diego)—Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond, California, says she’s running a corporate-free progressive campaign for Lieutenant Governor of California.  She will hold a town hall meeting to discuss her campaign on Thursday,…


Progressive Candidate Gayle McLaughlin Speaking in San Diego

From Our Revolution North County Progressive activist Gayle McLaughlin, running for Lieutenant Governor of California as an independent, will be speaking in San Diego on Thursday, July 20 at the IBEW 569 Hall. As a two-term mayor of Richmond,…


Los Angeles Times Covers Lt. Governor Race 2018

...Plenty of candidates are lining up to take Newsom’s place, making it the hottest statewide contest outside of the governor’s race. The biggest potential wild card is Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), who has stockpiled $1.6…


Gayle McLaughlin leaving Richmond council to run for lieutenant governor

RICHMOND — Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin is stepping down to fully focus on her campaign for lieutenant governor, she announced in a statement read to the City Council at the close of its meeting Tuesday. Her resignation will be effective after the…


"Corporate Free" Candidates Moving Up

Since 2004, members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) have won ten out of the sixteen city council and mayoral races they have contested in their majority minority city of 110,000. Last November, progressives gained an unprecedented…