Chair's Letter - April 2014

Subject: June Primary Election News

April 01, 2014

Dear Friends, 

It has been a difficult few weeks for the Democratic Party in California with a third Democratic State Senator charged with serious crimes. In the wake of the recent arrest of Senator Leland Yee, a representative of San Mateo County, the State Senate has taken the extraordinary step of suspending Senator Yee, as well as Senators Rod Wright and Ron Calderon. 

As Chair of the San Mateo County Democratic Party, I invite local Democrats to attend the April 17, 2014 General Meeting to discuss these recent events. 
State Convention and Endorsements

Democrats throughout California gathered in Los Angeles the first weekend of March for the California Democratic Party State Convention.

The event was a lively and at times drama-filled event as numerous candidates vied for the endorsement of the CDP delegates in attendance.

At the Convention, the California Democratic Party finalized Primary Election Endorsements for the following offices and ballot initiatives:

 Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown                      

Treasurer John Chiang

Lieutenant Governor
 Gavin Newsom                     

Secretary of State no recommendation

Attorney General
 Kamala D. Harris            

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones 

Controller No recommendation                  

Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson 

Board of Equalization District 2: Fiona Ma

State Ballot Initiatives

YES on Proposition 41 –Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act of 2014

Authorizes $600 million in general obligation bonds for affordable multifamily supportive housing to relieve homelessness, provide affordable transitional housing, affordable rental housing, or related facilities for veterans and their families.  

YES on Proposition 42 – Public Records. Open Meetings State Reimbursement to Local Agencies. Legislative Constitutional Amendment 

Requires local government compliance with laws providing for public access to local government body meetings and records of government officials. Eliminates reimbursement for costs of compliance.  

U.S. Congress

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

State Legislature

Assemblyman Rich Gordon

Assemblyman Kevin Mullin

Assemblyman Phil Ting

Local Endorsements

There are numerous local races and measures on the June 3, 2014 ballot in San Mateo County as well. The San Mateo County Democratic Party will consider endorsements in many races and measure contests at the April 17, 2014 General meeting.

For more information on the candidates and measures on the ballot, please visit the San Mateo County Elections Office Web site at

Getting in the "Spirits" for Victory 2014

San Mateo County Democrats are happy to host the FIRST 2014 Fundraiser and "FunRaiser".

It will be April 9th, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at THE VINYL ROOM in Burlingame at 221 Park Rd.

Come meet candidates for our state Assembly races, two county Supervisor seats, and more! Keep an eye open for some surprise Democrats who will be on hand!

It's only $35 per person to help sustain our fundraising efforts in 2014 and get Democrats elected in our County!

Come grab a drink and some snacks, meet and greet and let's make 2014 a winning year!

Please click HERE to visit ActBlue and purchase your tickets today or you can mail a check for $35.00 to:

751 Laurel Street
PO Box 702
San Carlos, CA  94070 

PREPAY and get your first drink free! You must be 21 or over to attend.

San Mateo County Democrats first event for 2014! BE THERE!

Voter Registration

In addition to working in support of Democratic candidates in advance of the June Primary Election, the San Mateo County Democratic Party is sponsoring a vigorous voter registration effort throughout the county.

The Party will have booths at many events in local communities but will also train interested volunteers in doing voter registration at other public sites.

Interested volunteers should contact the Party at [email protected].

The election season ahead will be exciting and as always there remains much work to do as we prepare for the next elections. We invite all San Mateo County Democrats to participate in upcoming events and efforts to keep San Mateo County blue.

Democratically Yours,

David Burruto 



Upcoming Democratic Club & Other Events

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center


Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Vinyl Room in Burlingame, CA

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 07:00 PM
Reach and Teach in San Mateo, CA
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto, CA


April General Meeting

Thursday, April 17, 2013, 7:30 pm
Transport Workers' Union Local 505 Building
1521 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 


Paid for by the San Mateo County Democratic Party and not authorized by any candidate or their committee

Contact Information:
Mail: 751 Laurel Street, Box 702, San Carlos, CA 94070
Phone: 650-581-1350
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @SMCDems

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