Mary Plummer Senior Politics Reporter
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
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.
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.
Last week was all about voter registration. Now, with the primary registration deadline behind us, we turn to “crossover ballots.”
The candidates running to succeed Supervisor Don Knabe include a congresswoman, Knabe's aide and an education advocate.
The Human Voter Guide answers your voting and election questions. This is the second in a series of helpful tips for voters.
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.
California's primary ballots will feature 34 U.S. Senate candidates listed over two pages. Officials are warning voters to be careful to make only one choice.
A ballot measure to add a parcel tax in Los Angeles County to help pay for parks came a step closer to coming before voters Tuesday.
"It’s like they lock up a little puppy, and it comes out a pitbull," said one man who faced solitary confinement as a teen. County supervisors voted to ban the practice.
As young voters in California sign up to vote in large numbers and join campaigns of political outsiders, their clout could be substantial, but only if they show up.
In L.A. County, a whopping 63 percent of all new registered voters since January have been 18 to 29 years old. But whether registration will become participation is another matter.
In the first three months of 2016, more than 23,000 people in L.A. County have become Democrats and another 18,000 switched to "no party preference."
A look inside the race for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which oversees critical services like foster care, child protection and county jails.
Voters cast ballots Tuesday across L.A. County, from Arcadia to Culver City. We've rounded up the latest results, and where you can get more information.
The character is an owl-like bird with gray stomach feathers and a pointy beak that the city has created to help encourage its 40,000 residents to vote.