Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Mayoral press releases
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from 2010-2013 Mayor's Press Releases (number of quotes indicated):
- Annise Parker (5) Texas Mayor of Houston
- Antonio Villaraigosa (19) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Bill de Blasio (11) New York Democratic primary candidate and NYC mayor
- Chris Coleman (3) Minnesota DFL
- Cory Booker (2) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
- Jerry Brown (1) California Democratic Governor
- Jerry Sanders (3) California Mayor of San Diego
- Julian Castro (3) Texas Mayor of San Antonio; HUD Secretary
- Michael Nutter (10) Pennsylvania Mayor of Philadelphia
- Mike Bloomberg (1) New York Mayor of NYC
- Mike Rawlings (1) Texas Mayor of Dallas
- Pete Buttigieg (1) Indiana Democratic candidate for President; Mayor of South Bend, IN
- Phil Gordon (4) Arizona Mayor of Phoenix
- Steve Fulop (2) New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
- Tom Menino (1) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Bill de Blasio: Women, not politicians, should control their bodies.
Budget & Economy|
Phil Gordon: Responsible budgeting sets city up for future.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown.
Michael Nutter: Cutting government to balance budget without tax hike.
Chris Coleman: Marriage equality required decades of fearlessness.
Michael Nutter: Supports equal benefits for gays and lesbians.
Antonio Villaraigosa: All Americans should be allowed to marry.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports gay marriage as fundamental right.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month.
Bill de Blasio: Free phone calls for people in custody.
Bill de Blasio: Eliminate cash bail: future without mass incarceration.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism.
Phil Gordon: AZ must stay vigilant; threats can come from anyone.
Mike Bloomberg: Mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes.
Bill de Blasio: Ban all alcohol advertising on city property.
Bill de Blasio: Pre-K and 3-K for All.
Michael Nutter: Public & private schools collaborate for student success.
Michael Nutter: Vigilant innovativion to improve our educational system.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Invest in our schools to reform Latino education.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Parent Trigger: supports right to demand good education.
Annise Parker: $80,000 grant for after-school programs for 3,000 students.
Cory Booker: Founded the Newark Charter School Fund.
Energy & Oil|
Bill de Blasio: 40% reduction in emissions by 2030.
Tom Menino: Aggressively pursuing solar energy opportunities for city.
Antonio Villaraigosa: More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Solar power good for environment AND businesses.
Annise Parker: Room for clean technology alongside fossil fuel jobs.
Jerry Sanders: Purchase no-emission electric vehicles for city.
Jerry Sanders: Harvest methane from the Miramar landfill.
Phil Gordon: Solar energy important for Phoenix.
Michael Nutter: Supports solar projects in the city.
Julian Castro: Federal funding to jumpstart green jobs.
Michael Nutter: Continuing to make Philly waterways best is a priority.
Michael Nutter: Supports antipollution EPA regulations.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment.
Jerry Sanders: Convert wastewater into drinking water.
Families & Children|
Bill de Blasio: Signs legislation protecting against sexual harassment.
Mike Rawlings: Ban pornography expo from Dallas convention center.
Annise Parker: Establish dialogue between Israel and Houston.
Antonio Villaraigosa: LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim.
Antonio Villaraigosa: International trade is a necessity.
Bill de Blasio: Sue Board of Elections to make Early Voting easier.
Chris Coleman: Get guns off the street; redirect youth onto positive paths.
Bill de Blasio: Guarantee health care for every New Yorker.
Steve Fulop: Partner with public health groups to fight urban disparities.
Steve Fulop: Combat health disparities that plague cities.
Antonio Villaraigosa: L.A. should reduce payments to retirees' Health Care plans.
Annise Parker: Coast2Coast RX card: Low-Cost Prescription Drugs.
Bill de Blasio: NYC will always be the ultimate city of immigrants.
Annise Parker: Establish Hispanic Heritage Awards & Hispanic Advisory Board.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid.
Jerry Brown: Signed AB131: undocumented students college financial aid.
Michael Nutter: Advocates path to citizenship and immigration reform.
Phil Gordon: Supports tougher immigration reform, support for cities.
Julian Castro: 2009: Convened San Antonio Job Summit.
Chris Coleman: Raise property tax to meet budget shortfall, but not 9%.
Michael Nutter: Lessen business tax to improve economic competitiveness.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Business Tax Holiday should be permanent.
Cory Booker: One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget.
Michael Nutter: Supports American Jobs Act, especially new infrastructure.
Julian Castro: Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation.
War & Peace|
Antonio Villaraigosa: Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bill de Blasio: Intensify City's anti-displacement and housing affordability.
Pete Buttigieg: 1000 Homes in 1000 Days: repair or demolish abandoned homes.
The above quotations are from Mayoral press releases.
Autobiographies and Biographies of Mayors:
- The Plan, by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Jan. 2009)
- America's Mayor, America's President?, by Robert Polner, May 2007
- The Thumpin', by Naftali Bendavid (about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, D-IL), May 2007
- Leadership, by former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R, NY), Oct. 2002
- Bloomberg by Bloomberg, by Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I, NY), Aug. 2001
- Mayor's Main Page, full coverage of numerous mayors
Page last edited: May 30, 2019