Chair's Letter - November 2013

Subject: Election Day is almost here!

November 02, 2013

Dear Friends:

The November General Election concludes on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. There are numerous Democratic Party candidates and many local measures on the ballot. If you have not yet cast your ballot there are few days remaining to do so.

Voters who have not mailed their voted ballots should can drop off ballots by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, at any of the following locations:

  1. 40 Tower Road, San Mateo;
  2. 555 County Center, Redwood City;
  3. Any open polling place in San Mateo County; or
  4. Any City Hall in San Mateo County during business hours.


Voters who have questions are encouraged to contact the Registration & Elections Division, either by phone 650.312.5222 or by email ([email protected]) or online ( 

Below is the full list of endorsements of the San Mateo County Democratic Party:

Belmont City Council

Warren Lieberman*
Brisbane City Council
Cliff Lentz*
Burlingame City Council
Millbrae City Council
Reuben Holober
Redwood City Council
San Bruno City Council
Rico Medina*
San Carlos City Council
San Mateo City Council
South San Francisco City Council
Kate Mackay
Maurice Dupra Goodman
South San Francisco City Council - Two Year Seat
Karyl Matsumoto*
San Mateo County Community College District
Tom Mohr
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
Jefferson Elementary School District
Rebecca Douglass*
San Bruno Park School District
Henry Sanchez*
Sequoia Union High School District
Local Measures:

P - San Mateo-Foster City School Bond YES

Q - Portolla Valley Utility Tax - Temporary Reduction NEUTRAL

R - Belmont-Redwood Shores School Parcel Tax YES

S - Las Lomitas School Bond YES

T - Brisbane Business License Tax YES

U - Foster City Business License Tax YES

V - Pacifica Utility Users Tax YES

W - Menlo Park School Bond YES

X - Atherton Parcel Tax YES


*Denotes incumbent


Local elections are perhaps the most important and the candidates listed above will have the most direct impact on the daily lives of the people they serve. Please consider voting for the candidates endorsed by the San Mateo County Democratic Party.

Be on the lookout for additional communications in support of the candidates endorsed by the San Mateo County Democratic Party, and please share the endorsements with friends and family in your community!


New Democratic Party Website  

The San Mateo County Democratic Party has a new Web site built on the NationBuilder platform. Come visit the new site and become part of our nation.



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].

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.


Voter Registration State Executive Board Meeting in Millbrae


The Executive Board Meeting of the California Democratic Party will be held in Millbrae, November 22-24, 2013, at The Westin Hotel, located at 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae, CA 94030.

The Executive Board Meeting is an opportunity for California Delegates to the CDP to gather to conduct Party business. For more information regarding the Executive Board Meeting including agenda, caucus meet ins, training sessions and accommodations, please visit this link on the CDP Web site.

Volunteers are needed for registration shifts and meeting support all weekend.

Volunteers will be granted a free observer pass to allow access to all Executive Board Meetings except the paid lunch.

To volunteer please send an email to [email protected]

Please include hours of availability. Volunteers are needed 4 pm- 10 pm Friday, November 228 am - 10 pm on Saturday November 23; and 10 am - Noon on Sunday, November 24.


Holiday Party

The San Mateo County Democratic Party will be holding our annual Holiday Party in December. Details will follow in the December newsletter and via Facebook and Twitter.

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 

News and Notes

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th! VOTE!


Upcoming Democratic Club and Other Events

Fundraiser for Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Event: Oktoberfest in November
Date: Friday, November 8, 2013.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Plumbers Union Hall, UA Local 467 on Rollins Road in Burlingame.
For more information, please contact the Congresswoman's campaign at 650-347-4370.

Club: North Peninsula Democratic Club
Event: Legislative Update from Asm. Kevin Mullin (AD22)
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Location: Peter's Cafe, 10 El Camino Real, Millbrae
Contact: RSVP to Sandra Lang @ [email protected] 


Next General Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 pm
Transport Workers' Union Local 505 Building
1521 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA

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