Tom Butt

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Name: Tom Butt
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Chevron: Global Bandit, Local Bully

BILL BERKOWITZ FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT(Photo: Coolcaesar ) Perhaps one of the lesser predictable outcomes of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision is that it would open the floodgates to corporations having their way in local elections. That ... [Published BuzzFlash.com - 12 hours ago]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Barnidge: Taking off the gloves in the Richmond mayoral race

If you like to see political fights devolve into bare-knuckle brawls, we kindly suggest you turn your attention to the Richmond mayoral race. With 10 weeks remaining before voters go to the polls, the two heavyweights in the field have already landed ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Chevron pouring money into Richmond election

The biggest political campaign war chest in Richmond doesn't belong to a candidate, it belongs to a corporation that hopes to steer the city's November municipal election in its favor.Chevron, the city's main employer and taxpayer, is also the biggest ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Chevron money already influencing Richmond mayoral race

RICHMOND -- A councilman for nearly two decades and arguably the most powerful and popular man in the affluent Point Richmond neighborhood -- a local eatery has a sandwich named after him -- Tom Butt is not accustomed to playing the role of underdog.But ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Eye on the East Bay: Acclaimed cellist warms his fans at UC Berkeley

_ CELLIST WARMS HIS FANS: Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma told his outdoor audience at UC Berkeley's Greek Theatre on Tuesday that he felt for them if the night air got chilly."If it gets too cold, I'll play faster," the solo performer quipped to a full house ... [Published Contra Costa Times - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Last Minute Left-Liberal Unity?

Electoral politics in Richmond, California is not for the faint-hearted, the thin-skinned, the overly pure, or those easily unsettled by last minute line-up changes. Late last week, on the eve of the filing deadline for city candidates, a longtime city ... [Published ZNet - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Richmond mayoral hopefuls trade accusations that the other is disliked by staff

_ RICHMOND -- Despite saying when he declared his run for mayor last week that he didn't want to push a "negative" political campaign, candidate Tom Butt has floated the notion that a victory for his longtime rival could prompt an exodus of top-level ... [Published Contra Costa Times - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 2 reports

United front against Bates in Richmond mayor's race

Remember "Anybody but Perata?"That was the mantra councilwomen Jean Quan and Rebecca Kaplan used in 2010 that resulted in an upset during late rounds of ranked-choice vote tallies that eliminated former state Sen. Don Perata and left Quan as the winn ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Richmond mayoral race pits polar opposites

RICHMOND -- The city's always raucous political season got a new jolt Friday with a shuffling mayoral race, as Richmond Progressive Alliance mayoral candidate Mike Parker bowed out and longtime Councilman Tom Butt confirmed that he would throw his hat ... [Published Oakland Tribune - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Richmond public school graduates guaranteed full college tuition as part of new program

RICHMOND -- City leaders, schools officials and students are celebrating a $35 million, 10-year program that will guarantee that every Richmond public school student who graduates from high school will receive full tuition to attend college.The program ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Richmond councilman Tom Butt mulling bid for mayor

_ RICHMOND -- What promises to be a lively political season in this town got an added jolt Wednesday as news circulated that longtime Councilman Tom Butt pulled papers for a possible mayoral run."I have until Friday to decide, so I figured I better get ... [Published Contra Costa Times - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lack of hospital money in Chevron deal

RICHMOND -- City Council members, Chevron and the head of the governing board for West Contra Costa's floundering public hospital traded blame this week about how a $90 million community benefits package agreed to by the oil giant to secure city approval ... [Published Oakland Tribune - Aug 02 2014]

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"I'm going to run my campaign the best I can, probably with a budget of around $60,000," Butt said. "at the end of the day, what this comes down to is whether the people of richmond want to vote for chevron's candidate or an independent candidate."

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Berkeley Voice letters: Food Bank plays vital r... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 27 2014]
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Barnidge: Taking off the gloves in the Richmond... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 23 2014]
Chevron pouring money into Richmond election [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 22 2014]
Chevron money already influencing Richmond mayo... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 20 2014]
Eye on the East Bay: Acclaimed cellist warms hi... [Published Contra Costa Times - Aug 17 2014]
Last Minute Left-Liberal Unity? [Published ZNet - Aug 16 2014]
Richmond mayoral hopefuls trade accusations tha... [Published Contra Costa Times - Aug 14 2014]
United front against Bates in Richmond mayor's ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 12 2014]
Lesbian Councilwoman Target of Constant Hate Sp... [Published South Florida Gay News - Aug 11 2014]
Richmond Progressive Alliance mayoral candidate... [Published San Francisco Bay View - Aug 11 2014]
Richmond mayoral race pits polar opposites [Published Oakland Tribune - Aug 08 2014]
Looking for a Knockout in November? Chevron Goe... [Published ZNet - Aug 08 2014]
Richmond public school graduates guaranteed ful... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 07 2014]
Bay Area Councilwoman Seeks Reelection Despite ... [Published Advocate.com - Aug 07 2014]
Hospital, health care officials say money from ... [Published Inside Bay Area - Aug 07 2014]
Richmond councilman Tom Butt mulling bid for mayor [Published Contra Costa Times - Aug 06 2014]
Richmond councilwoman perseveres through hate s... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 05 2014]
West Contra Costa officials trade blame for lac... [Published Oakland Tribune - Aug 02 2014]
Richmond OKs $1 billion Chevron project with $9... [Published Inside Bay Area - Jul 31 2014]
Richmond approves massive Chevron refinery proj... [Published Contra Costa Times - Jul 30 2014]
State's political watchdog commission investiga... [Published The Daily Review - Jul 26 2014]
State watchdog commission probes Richmond counc... [Published Inside Bay Area - Jul 25 2014]
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Huge crowd turns out for Chevron Richmond proje... [Published Inside Bay Area - Jul 23 2014]
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