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 county, city elections deliver low turnout, major changes

In semi-official returns, L.A. County and city voters approve Measure H homeless tax, reject the Measure S development proposal and re-elect Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Today's Election Day. Here's what you need to know.

Los Angeles County voters will decide on a sales tax for homeless services. In L.A. city, the mayorship, eight council seats and several measures are on the ballot.

Human Voter Guide: Here's how to get ready for Election Day

The big day is almost here — voters across L.A. County head to the polls tomorrow to vote on key seats and ballot measures. Here's what you need to know.

Poll on LA mayoral race finds Garcetti with a large lead

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is showing a double-digit lead over opponents in a poll conducted by the Loyola Marymount University Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles.

The fight for LA City Council's District 5 seat

Voters will decide next week between the District 5 incumbent and his two challengers — one of which has a large war chest of campaign contributions to leverage.

LA Council District 1 incumbent faces strong challenge

City Council incumbent Gil Cedillo has four opponents, with one posing a serious challenge and winning an endorsement from the Los Angeles Times.

Human Voter Guide: March 7 election tips

It's crunch time. Los Angeles County voters head to the polls next week. Here's everything you need to know to get ready for local elections.

Human Voter Guide: Last day to register online to vote

It's the two-week countdown for the upcoming local elections and the last day for voters who want to participate to register online to vote.

A blizzard of choices for LA City Council District 7

As the March 7 primary election approaches, voters in northern Los Angeles are facing a challenge choosing among 20 candidates seeking the open seat in District 7.

Congress takes a recess, some members won't hold town halls

Called a "district work period," this week's break normally gives senators and representatives time to meet with constituents.

23 candidates to compete for Becerra's former seat

The Los Angeles County Registrar's office confirmed a list of 23 candidates late Wednesday who will face off in a special election for the 34th Congressional District on April 4.

Human Voter Guide: Measure S, help with election materials

Los Angeles County voters head to the polls on March 7. We are back with voting tips to help you count your way down to Election Day.

Human Voter Guide: Primary election is March 7

Local primary elections across Los Angeles County are just about a month away. To help you get ready, we are back to answer your questions with the Human Voter Guide.

Garcetti reelection bid is more of a referendum than a race

While L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has been in the national spotlight, his reelection bid has gained little attention. But it's time to ask: how has he done?

California officials push back after Trump's latest voter fraud claim

In the wake of President Trump's call for an investigation into widespread voter fraud, California's Secretary of State called the statements "a flat-out lie."