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 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

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

Still a few ballots to count, but Measure H has passed

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.

As LA vote count continues, Cedillo's lead narrows

Updated election results Tuesday show that City Council member Gil Cedillo's margin of support is slipping and that he may face a runoff.

What would it take to reverse LA's dismal voter turnout?

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.

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.