Chair's Letter - June 2014

Subject: Election Time!

June 01, 2014

Dear Friends, 

The June 3 Primary Election is here. If you have not already retuned your ballot by mail make sure to drop it off at any polling location or at the Elections Office. For more information on voting options please visit the Elections Office Web site here.

Below is a full roster of the candidates, measures and ballot propositions endorsed by the San Mateo County Democratic Party as well as those endorsed by the California Democratic Party.

State and Local Endorsements

The California Democratic Party has endorsed the following candidates and ballot initiatives for the June 3 Primary Election.

 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 has endorsed the following candidates and measures:

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 2

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 3
San Mateo County Superior Court Judge, Office #4
San Mateo County Superior Court Judge, Office #6
Local Measures:

A - Sequoia Union High School District Bond Measure YES

AA - Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Bond Measure YES

B - Cabrillo Unified School District Parcel Tax Measure YES

C - Bayshore Elementary School District Bond Measure YES

D - Woodside Elementary School District Bond Measure YES

E - City of Half Moon Bay "Main Street Bridge Safety and Accessibility Act" Measure NEUTRAL

F - City of Half Moon Bay "Main Street Bridge Preservation Act" Measure NEUTRAL

G - Granada Sanitary District Reorganization Measure YES

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 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

Monthly Meeting - Annual Midsummer Night's Potluck Party!
When: Friday June 6,  6 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: The home of Carole and Larry Dorshkind
515 Nimitz Ave.
Redwood City, CA  94061
Contact: Carole Dorshkind · [email protected] · 650-766-2162
Please bring a dish to share and join us for our annual club celebration, a mellow event where we enjoy good food and drink, talk about the issues and candidates we care passionately about, and just hang out together.  Look for some surprise guests!


Peninsula Stonewall Democrats Monthly Meeting
Reach and Teach in San Mateo, CA
When: Tuesday, May 20 7 pm
Where: 144 West 25th Avenue, San Mateo CA, 94403

June General Meeting

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 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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commented 2014-10-11 23:41:42 -0700 · Flag
How do I find out about judicial endorsements on my ballot?