Mary Plummer Senior Politics Reporter

Mary Plummer
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Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on SCPR's education team, and an associate producer for Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.

Mary began her career in broadcast at ABC News in London, where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup and regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com.

Mary has a master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, The New York Times, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun. Plummer grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.


Stories by Mary Plummer

In California, more than a million ballots still uncounted

State officials have until early July to finish processing ballots in California. Here's an update on the latest numbers and results for local races.

Human Voter Guide: Primary recap and tips for November

Millions of Californians took to the polls to participate in last week's primary election. Voting caused confusion for some – here are answers to listener questions.

Ex-state Sen. Ron Calderon to plead guilty, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say that in the plea agreement filed Monday, Calderon admits accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for official acts as a legislator.

Are young voters behind Clinton's win in California?

Polls ahead of Tuesday's primary showed the two candidates in a near dead heat. But young voters may not have delivered for the candidate they heavily supported, Bernie Sanders.

In LA County supervisors contests, Barger and Hahn leading

District 5 candidate Kathryn Barger and District 4 contender Janice Hahn were leading their respective races early Wednesday morning.

California primary: What's at stake, what you need to know

As California voters head to the polls Tuesday for the state's primary election, we bring you voting information and a roundup of what's on your ballot.

LA County supervisors seats among most important on Tuesday ballot

Two contested openings on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are up before primary election voters.

What to do if you didn't get your mail in ballots

The Los Angeles County registrar says the last batch of mail in ballots was sent out Saturday, but some voters say they are still waiting on theirs.

Human Voter Guide: Vote by mail tips and candidate research

This Human Voter Guide segment is the fourth in our question and answer series on Take Two. We help you find answers to voting questions!

Where Clinton and Sanders stand on California's issues

California voters rank jobs and employment as their top concern going into Tuesday's primary. Here's how the Democratic candidates stack up on the issues.

Trump hot topic at LA County supervisor District 5 debate

Homelessness, infrastructure, pensions and Donald Trump all came up in questions fielded by candidates competing for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 5 seat.

Human Voter Guide: Crossover ballots explained

Last week was all about voter registration. Now, with the primary registration deadline behind us, we turn to “crossover ballots.”

LA County supervisors' District 4 race features 3-way contest

The candidates running to succeed Supervisor Don Knabe include a congresswoman, Knabe's aide and an education advocate.

Human Voter Guide: Questions about registering to vote? We've got answers

The Human Voter Guide answers your voting and election questions. This is the second in a series of helpful tips for voters.

Human Voter Guide: Your election questions answered

We know there's a lot of interest and confusion out there about the elections. KPCC has a sherpa to lead you through the wilderness.