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
A data request by KPCC has found that voters statewide cited poll workers as their top complaint on election day, suggesting better training may be needed.
California's Secretary of State has until Friday to certify the primary results submitted by 58 counties.
The secretary of state says enhancements are needed before launching the statewide voter registration database.
Byron McKaig, called his pastor as smoke was filling his home. He and his wife later collapsed in an embrace near a fence in their yard.
A new report finds that California still has a long way to go to improve political participation, particularly Asian Americans, African Americans and Latinos.
Among 15 Los Angeles City Council members representing nearly 4 million residents, only one is a woman. Imbalances also linger in top legislative bodies.
Supporters greet Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party presidential standard bearer, over the weekend at Politicon in Pasadena.
Numbers released Friday by the Secretary of State and Los Angeles Registrar show there's still tens of thousands of ballots to be processed from the June 7 primary.
The former state senator pleaded guilty to mail fraud Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti batted away suggestions on Thursday that he's among Hillary Clinton's options for a vice presidential running mate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
District 5 candidate Kathryn Barger and District 4 contender Janice Hahn were leading their respective races early Wednesday morning.