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Mary Plummer is a Senior Politics Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she was a reporter on KPCC's education team, and an associate producer for the radio station.
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 holds a master's degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, where she won the Richard T. Baker Award for multimedia reporting. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Orange County, California. In 2017, she was a winner of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association’s top award for Best Investigative Reporting. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, PBS/THIRTEEN and the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Mary grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.
Stories by Mary Plummer
A candidate forum for the 34th Congressional District race showed the challenge for voters: 20 of the 23 candidates attended to pitch undecided voters.
City Councilman Gil Cedillo will face challenger Joe Bray-Ali in a May 16 runoff after the incumbent failed to win a majority of the votes to win outright.
If you live in the 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles County, today is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming special election on April 4.
Supporters of Measure H declared victory Friday. The measure would impose a Los Angeles County sales tax increase to help fund services for the homeless.
Updated election results Tuesday show that City Council member Gil Cedillo's margin of support is slipping and that he may face a runoff.
Uneventful races, lack of "wedge" issues, and off-year timing all may have played a role in Tuesday's low turnout election. Officials are hoping to turn that around.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Council incumbent Gil Cedillo has four opponents, with one posing a serious challenge and winning an endorsement from the Los Angeles Times.
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.
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.
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.