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
Incumbent Mark Ridley-Thomas is running unopposed. District 4 and 5 are up for grabs since longtime Supervisors Michael Antonovich and Don Knabe are termed out.
In 2017, Mayor Eric Garcetti will be defending his seat against multiple challengers. Five so far have declared their intentions to try and unseat him.
Decades after the 1965 riots, Watts remains a place dealing with poverty, unemployment and crime — and where voting is simply not a part of many lives.
One possible consequence of the new law could be lower voter turnout rates, at least initially, as more people join the state’s voter rolls but don’t necessarily show up to vote.
Gov. Brown said in his State of the State address that he could stick around past his term limits — if he funded a ballot initiative to make it happen. He framed it as a joke, but was it?
Voters in Malibu who had thought they’d successfully blocked a large retail project before a court intervened got their first chance to air the issue before City Council Monday night.
Backers of dozens of initiatives are trying to qualify them for the November ballot. One political analyst says the interest is the highest he's seen in 20 years.
California passed more election reforms than any other state in the country in 2015, according to one expert, and more proposals are in the works.
The California Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for a non-binding state ballot measure asking voters for their opinions on corporate donations in political campaigns.
President Obama will host a summit of Southeast Asian leaders at the famous Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage, according to a National Security Council spokesman.
The Secretary of State's office is accepting applications for volunteers to help advise it on improving voting for non-English speakers.
The combined database known as VoteCal is expected to be fully implemented by June, creating a centralized voter roll that links together the states' 58 counties.
Better communication and areas for students awaiting pickups are among the needs that emerged when Los Angeles schools coped with a threat of violence.
With less than a year before the 2016 presidential election, attention turns to attracting young people to voting
At the San Bernardino County elections office, employees try to refocus, but thoughts of a former co-worker lost in the mass shooting makes it hard.