Join our August General Meeting! 

Register for the Meeting Zoom Link here.

Endorsement Information for Candidates - November 2022

The San Mateo County Democratic Party (SMCDems) invites Democrats running for city council, school district office, harbor district, or open space district in San Mateo County to apply for the Democratic Party endorsement for the November 2022 election.

All candidates who are considering an endorsement should first review the Endorsement Process document. You can register to attend an overview of the process on Thursday August 4 at 7 PM here.

To apply for the SMCDem Endorsement, please fill out the questionnaire here. The questionnaire cannot be changed or revised after submitted. It must be completed in one sitting. You may want to download the questions, answer them during a couple of sittings in Word and then copy and paste into the online application after you have answered all questions. Please do not send additional documents, resumes, flyers or endorsement letters.

Eligible applicants will be scheduled for an interview on August 27th or August 28h from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM via Zoom. Please keep these dates open for your interview. If you have not received an email confirming the date, time and location of your interview by August 26, 2020, email your scheduler or [email protected]

It is our job to recruit, mentor, support, and elect good Democrats. And we take great pride in the large numbers of our endorsed candidates that are elected and measures passed. In addition, we like to get to know and build relationships with these individuals as they serve in these important elected positions. It is the backbone of why we exist as a County Democratic Party.

If you have any questions during this process, please contact the Endorsement Committee leadership:

Karen Maki, SMCDCC Chair: [email protected]

San Mateo County Democrats Summer Luncheon

Fri. Aug. 26, 2022, noon to 2:30 PM

The Tavern at Waterdog Landing, 1015 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont

Click here to register

Thank you to our Luncheon Sponsors!

True Blue Supporters

Helen Wolter | Sarah Fields | Eddie Flores | Jim Lawrence | Nicole Fernandez | April Northrup | Chelsea Bonini | Lorri Holzberg | Jackie Wheeler | Stacy Jimenez

Friends of the SMC Dems

Senator Josh Becker | Diana Reddy | Sara McDowell for San Carlos City Council 2022 | Rick Bonilla | Karen Maki

Leaders of the Resistance


Advocates for Equality

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Defenders of Democracy


Champions for Change



At the June 16, 2022 meeting, the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee took the following actions


April 7th San Mateo County Democratic Party Meeting Outcomes

At the April 7th Special Endorsement Meeting, the San Mateo County Democratic Party approved endorsements for local candidates and ballot measures in the June 7th election.

Local Candidates

County Sheriff – Christina Corpus
County Superintendent of Schools – Nancy Magee
County Supervisor, District 3 – Ray Mueller
County Treasurer Tax Collector – Sandie Arnott

Local Ballot Measures

Measure C – Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Parcel Tax
Measure E – Millbrae Elementary School District Bond
Measure G – Brisbane School District Parcel Tax
Measure H – Hillsborough City School District Bond
Measure I – Ravenswood City School District Bond
Measure J - Jefferson Elementary School District Bond

The Central Committee also passed the following resolution

Resolution in Support of SB893 (Becker) to Enable Free Community College and Improve Access to Community College in San Mayeo County (John Pimentel)


Support the San Mateo County Democratic Party! 


Do you want Democratic Party swag, like masks, shirts, caps, signs and bumper stickers?

Well, we have it! 

SMCDEMS is pleased to share news about our partnership with ForeAmerica, a San Mateo County-based, Democratic woman-owned small business and union printer to provide all the Dem accessories you need this election year.

They can connect you with American-made (and reasonably priced!) shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, signs, hats, and adorable masks to keep you safe during COVID. FREE SHIPPING!

Use our link and we will receive 30%-50% of each purchase, which will support our 2020 campaign:


All Democrats Are Welcome To Monthly Meetings!


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Until further notice, General Monthly Meetings will be held online via Zoom.




Join Us For The Future Of

The Democratic Party In Our County!



Become An Associate Member

And Join A Committee!!!


Getting and Staying Involved


Interaction and building of all our current Democratic Clubs is a priority. Regular reports, inviting club membership to our monthly meetings, and encouraging them to join a committee or become an alternate/associate member is important for all of us. The more, the merrier! 

I want to remind everyone that as elected members of the Central Committee, it is our responsibility to be representatives of Democratic values to the people of our County--helping to educate and guide them and finding and promoting Democratic candidates at all levels of service to our community. This year’s board or associate members could become the next city council person, supervisor, assemblymember, or senator.

There are many ways to get involved with the San Mateo County Democratic Party and we invite all local Democrats to support their Party by volunteering. Please take a look at our Web page, Facebook, or Twitter to keep abreast of events or issues that may be of interest. Make sure when you’re participating in a Democratic event that you use social media to get the word out. Make everyone want to be where you are!

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Help me in inviting all local Democrats to join us in keeping San Mateo County BLUE!

Democratically Yours,

Karen Maki

Chair, SMCDems


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Contact Information:


Mail: 63 Bovet Rd, #137, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-344-1714
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @SMCDems
Facebook: SMCDems on Facebook

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