Chair's Letter - August 2013

Subject: Summer Events and the Work Ahead

August 03, 2013

Dear Friends:

It is now August and officially campaign season.

This year there will be over 20 city council and school board elections, with many of the races hotly contested.

For more information on the upcoming races please visit the San Mateo County Elections Office Web site here.

The San Mateo County Democratic Party will be making endorsements in many of these races in September. If you or someone you know is a local Democrat running for one the local offices please let us know. Interested individuals can contact the Party at [email protected].

Emerge California

The San Mateo County Democratic Party is pleased to host a representative from Emerge California at the August 15, 2013 General Meeting who will speak to the membership and guests about the work of Emerge California.

Emerge California is changing the face of California politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. Emerge offers a unique and intensive, cohort-based seven-month training program every year. 

Emerge California is part of a national network currently working in 13 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Virginia, and Wisconsin.  

For more information on Emerge California please visit   


Voter Registration  

In addition to working in support of Democratic candidates in advance of the November General 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].


Democratic Party Picnic 

Save the date of Saturday, August 24 for the afternoon Democratic Party Picnic in Central Park in San Mateo. 

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

Democratically Yours,

David Burruto

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