The San Mateo County Democratic Party has voted to endorse the following slate of candidates and measures for the November 6, 2012 General Election.
We urge you to vote YES on Measure A, the Save Our Services Measure, which will raise millions of dollars for San Mateo County to help us avoid more cuts to vital programs such as child abuse prevention, emergency dispatch, health care for children, seniors and disabled residents, as well as support after-school and literacy programs for kids.
|County of San Mateo||Supervisor, District 4||Shelly Masur|
|County Board of Education||Trustee, Area 7||Joe Ross|
|Cabrillo School District||Trustee||Michael Ahern|
|Ravenswood School District||Trustee||Sharifa Wilson, Marco Chavez|
|Daly City||Councilmember||Sal Torres, Rich Brugger|
|Daly City||Clerk||K. Annette Hipona|
|East Palo Alto||Councilmember||Laura Martinez, Larry Moody, Bernardo Huerta|
|Half Moon Bay||Councilmember||Harvey Rarback|
|Menlo Park||Councilmember||Ray Mueller, Kelly Fergusson|
|Harbor District||Commissioner||Will Holsinger, Sabrina Brennan|
|A||County of San Mateo||Transaction and Use Tax||ENDORSE|
|B||County of San Mateo||District Election of Supervisors||ENDORSE|
|C||County of San Mateo||Appointed Controller||NEUTRAL|
|D||Burlingame Elementary School District||Bond Measure||ENDORSE|
|E||Jefferson High School District||Bond Measure||ENDORSE|
|F||City of Atherton||Library Construction||ENDORSE|
|G||San Bruno Park School District||Parcel Tax||ENDORSE|
|H||San Carlos School District||Bond Measure||ENDORSE|
|I||Jefferson Elementary School District||Bond Measure||ENDORSE|
|J||City of Half Moon Bay||Transaction and Use Tax||NEUTRAL|
|K||City of Menlo Park||Hotel Tax||ENDORSE|
|L||City of Atherton||New Town Center||NEUTRAL|
|M||City of Atherton||Little League||ENDORSE|
Measure A, the Save Our Services Measure, will raise millions of dollars for San Mateo County to help us avoid more cuts to vital programs such as child abuse prevention, emergency dispatch, health care for children, seniors and disabled residents, as well as support after-school and literacy programs for kids.
Measure A is endorsed by:
- California Nurses Association
- San Mateo County Democratic Party
- San Mateo County Labor Council
- Tony Slimick, President, San Mateo County Firefighters Local 2400
- Anne Campbell, San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools
- Maya Altman, CEO, Health Plan San Mateo
- Board of Supervisors President Adrienne Tissier
- Supervisor Don Horsley
- Supervisor Carol Groom
- Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson
- And a growing list of leaders from children’s services, public safety, healthcare, education and parks.
San Mateo County faces an ongoing structural deficit of tens of millions of dollars —much of what we love about living here is at risk. In response to this declining revenue over the past five years, San Mateo County eliminated over 700 positions, de funded vital programs and according to the Civil Grand Jury, our Emergency Operations Center has fallen below acceptable standards. Local leaders have cut the budget to the bone and further reductions to crucial emergency services could put residents at risk.
By law, Measure A funds cannot be taken away by the State. An independent oversight committee and annual audits will ensure that every penny is accounted for and spent on crucial San Mateo County services.
Vote YES on A to provide locally controlled funds to sustain the quality of life we appreciate in San Mateo County by improving direct services in every community throughout our County. Join San Mateo County residents, business, community and healthcare leaders — vote YES on Measure A — Save Our Services.