Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke today to the 75th U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Los Angeles, and received the endorsements of 34 current and former California mayors. Among them: Alameda Mayor Beverly Johnson; Dublin Mayor Janet Lockhart; Redwood City Mayor Barbara Pierce; Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman; Rohnert Park Mayor Vicki Vidak-Martinez; Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang; Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee; and Campbell Mayor Daniel Furtado.
Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.