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
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.
Longtime Porter Ranch resident Ruben Samson said this is a Thanksgiving like no other he can remember. The reason: a methane gas leak.
A new Field Poll survey asked registered voters about the growing shortage and the level of their support for solving the problem.
Freshman City Councilmember David Ryu is learning on the job, where care of constituents can be demanding and constant.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded Friday on an email gaffe involving his endorsement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In a major blunder this afternoon from Mayor Garcetti’s office, after endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, his office withdrew the endorsement, then said it still stands.
Across Los Angeles county, the semi-official election results show just 9.08 percent of eligible registered voters cast ballots.