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

In LA supervisor race, a battle between change and experience

Two supervisors candidates, a longtime board insider and a newcomer to county politics, seek to represent District 5, which stretches from Santa Clarita to Covina.

Q&A: Early voting, privacy, poll workers and more

Early voting has started across California. The Human Voter Guide provides answers on how you can cast your ballot early and addresses privacy concerns.

Trump's debate watchers say he's survived political crisis

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's backers gathered in Santa Clarita Sunday to cheer on their candidate. His campaign has been roiled by crude remarks he made in 2005.

Both US Senate candidates come out swinging in debate

U.S. Senate candidates Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez took on each other's record, experience and positions on the issues in their only general election debate Wednesday night.

Human Voter Guide returns with tips on early voting

The Human Voter Guide is back with general election voting deadlines, how to register to vote and beating the crowds at the polls.

Will new election law help or hurt LA County voter turnout?

A new law overhauling voting in future elections could have broad impact across the state, including a sharp reduction in neighborhood polling places.

Voter guides coming to mailbox near you

The Secretary of State has begun mailing out the 224-page general election voter booklet. It'll help you fill out this year's long, complicated ballot.

How California's top-two primary is playing out in US Senate race

Low interest in the U.S. Senate race is raising questions about the impact of California's top-two primary on voter engagement.

Sanchez tops in missed US House votes

A Capitol Hill news organization analyzed the U.S. House votes through the first three weeks of September and found Loretta Sanchez missed the most votes.

California issues played out in presidential debate

The two presidential candidates debated a host of issues, with Republican Donald Trump naming LAX among "Third World" airports.

How California's issues played out in the presidential debate

The two presidential candidates debated a host of issues, with Republican Donald Trump naming LAX among "Third World" airports.

Voter guides, US Senate race, and the first presidential debate

What to look out for in your giant voter guide, voters' views on the US Senate race, and a look ahead to the first presidential debate.

LA Council president appoints himself to oversee district 7

In an unusual move, Herb Wesson announced Thursday that he would oversee the newly vacant council seat for the San Fernando Valley until an election can be held.

Judge orders Trump reference removed in LA County supervisor race

Democratic candidate Darrell Park had tried to insert a statement in voters' election pamphlet that implied his opponent, Republican Kathryn Barger, supported the GOP presidential nominee's "extreme agenda."

Why a quiet Senate race has left many voters undecided

A new poll finds 25 percent of voters are still unsure who they'll choose in California's U.S. Senate race. Some say they don't know much about it.