Chair's Letter - August 2014

The November General Election is on the horizon and the San Mateo County Democratic Party is preparing to open a campaign headquarters in September and we will need our friends and supporters for the work ahead in support of candidates running for local, state and federal offices.

There are numerous items on the ballot this year. For an overview of the elections in each San Mateo County community please visit the San Mateo County Elections Office Web site here.

For those interested in volunteering link here and let us know and our coordinator will contact you.

California Democratic Party Endorsements

The July Executive Board Meeting of the California Democratic Party was held at the Oakland Marriott in City Center the weekend of July 11-13 in Oakland.

State Executive Board members voted on a number of endorsements for as many as seven statewide ballot measures that will affect a range of major policy areas including health insurance rates, malpractice awards, sentencing for certain offenders, Indian Gaming Compacts, state budgetary reserve policy and a major water infrastructure bond.

A full list of all of the CDP endorsements for partisan offices and the state ballot measures can be found at the CDP Web site here.

Local Endorsements

The San Mateo County Democratic Party will issue local endorsements for a range of local offices and measures in early September. To stay informed please visit or follow us @SMCDEMS or on Facebook.

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 continue to 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 here.

The election season ahead will be exciting and as always there remains much work to do as we prepare for the next elections in November. 

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


Coastside Democrats General Membership Meeting
Annual meeting to determine endorsements for Half Moon Bay City Council, Coastside Fire Protection District, San Mateo County Harbor Commission and Cabrillo Unified School District.
Location: Half Moon Bay Senior Center, 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay
Date and Time: August 14, 7 to 9pm
Contact: Harvey Rarback, [email protected], (650)560-9111

North Peninsula Democratic Club General Membership Meeting
Discuss the NPDC’s mission, vision, and values and engage in general discussion about our purpose
Location: Peter's Café (10 El Camino Real, Millbrae)
Date and Time: Saturday, August 23, 9:00am-10:00am
RSVP: Ben Cohn, [email protected]

Peninsula Democratic Club Annual Picnic
Register online at or in person at Shoup Park. This is a potluck ,so bring a dish to share. They will have great items up for grabs between a Silent Aution and Door Prizes! 
Location: Shoup Park 400 University Ave, Los Altos, California 94022
Date and Time: Saturday, August 16, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Andrew Heaton at [email protected] or 251-605-3743

August General Meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:30 pm
Transport Workers' Union Local 505 Building
1521 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 


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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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