Chair's Letter - May 2014

Subject: Election Time!

May 02, 2014

Dear Friends -- 

The June 3 Primary Election is almost here and there are many candidates and measures to consider.

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.

For new voters or those interested in updating their registration the deadline to do so and still vote in the June 3 Primary Election is May 19, 2014. Registering to vote is easy and can be done online by voters holding a valid California Driver's License.

To register vote online please visit the Secretary of State's Web page here.
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

Campaign Lawn Signs

Voters interested in obtaining lawn signs for any of the above mentioned local campaigns can contact the Democratic Party by responding to this email and you will be connected to the appropriate campaign.

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, May 13, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center, 2121 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA 94014
Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker Dave Massen from Climate Hope
When: Wednesday, May 7 7 pm
Where: Woodside Road United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Road, Redwood City California 94062

“Human Trafficking Close to Home” with Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Michaels at Shoreline in Mountain View, CA

Please join the Peninsula Democratic Coalition for an upcoming event.
While trafficked adults may come from afar, trafficked children are our own.

Where: Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View 94043

Cost: $16.50, PDC Members; $20, Non-Members. Includes entrance, appetizers, coffee, soda and mineral water.

Pre-paid reservations required by Monday, May 12.

For more information and registration, visit or mail your check payable to the Peninsula Democratic Coalition to:

PO Box 97
Los Altos, CA 94023

Questions: Carol, (650) 941-8190

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

May General Meeting

Thursday, May 15, 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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