Josh Richman

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.

  • Ralph Hoffmann

    Even though I voluntarily worked to get signatures to get this measure on the ballot, I may now campaign against it.

  • Anything on the ballot that is basically saying: the hell with Sacramento and horray for the Cities is going to be passed overwhelmingly. Then be challenged in court a loophole drilled in it the size of Delaware by the same legislature that it was designed to stop.

  • John W

    Ralph Hoffmann, what’s your reason for now being opposed? Just curious. Sounds like a good idea to me.