Mary Plummer

Senior Politics Reporter

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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

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

LA holds another low-turnout election with big consequences

Voters in Tuesday's general election chose two pro-charter members, tipping the balance of the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District board.

Voting day in LA: Here's what you need to know

What's at stake? Two City Council seats, two school board seats and one ballot measure will go before voters today in the city's general election.

Here's what you need to cram for Tuesday's LA city election

The city of Los Angeles will hold its general election on Tuesday. We tell you what you need to know to get ready.

LA City Council District 7 candidates closely matched

Voters will be choosing a new representative Tuesday for the L.A. City Council district representing the northeast San Fernando Valley. The district has been without a voting council member since September.

Revised budget increases spending even as Brown urges caution

The $183.4 billion budget includes increases in spending for things like K-12 schools, community colleges and preschool programs.

Cedillo far ahead in campaign donations in City Council race

City Council incumbent Gil Cedillo is leading his embattled challenger Joe Bray-Ali in campaign donations, according to the latest finance reports.

Bray-Ali tries to win back voters as protests mount

In the midst of growing calls to end his campaign, L.A. City Council District 1 candidate Joe Bray-Ali vowed to stay in the race and win back voters' trust.

Human Voter Guide: Get ready for May 16 election

Today is the last day to register to vote for Los Angeles' upcoming election, which features four runoffs and one citywide ballot measure.

Debate gives LA's District 7 voters chance to assess candidates

Candidates Monica Rodriguez and Karo Torossian are set to meet this weekend in their final debate before the city's May 16 general election.

LA mayor sets ambitious goals in uncertain times

Mayor Eric Garcetti today delivered his annual State of the City address, highlighting plans to house the homeless, increase jobs, and protect the environment.

'Go back to India' outburst caps heated LA council debate

In a faceoff on housing issues Monday, L.A. City Council member Gil Cedillo and challenger Joe Bray-Ali met for the first of two debates ahead of the May 16 general election.

Vote by mail begins for LA City Council, school board races

Vote by mail starts for Los Angeles runoff elections taking place through May 16. On the ballot: two school board seats, two City Council seats and a charter change.

Final vote count for congressional race shows dismal turnout

Results show just 14 percent of eligible voters participated in the 34th Congressional District primary election, which advanced two candidates to a June runoff.

The breakdown: What the primary for Becerra's seat reveals about CA Dems

Some speculated that the race could offer hints about the direction of the Democratic Party. Hint: Progressives are definitely in the driver's seat.

Gomez and Ahn headed to 34th Congressional District runoff

Voters in the special election for the 34th Congressional District appeared to send Democrats Jimmy Gomez and Robert Ahn to a runoff, according to semi-official results from election officials.