Endorsements for November 2017 Election

San Mateo Democratic Party Announces Endorsements For November 2017 Election

The San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee is pleased to announce that the following candidates and ballot measures have received the Democratic Party endorsement for the November 7, 2017 election.

Endorsed Candidates

Burlingame School Board: Kay CoskeyDavina DrabkinDouglas B Luftman

Portola Valley School District: Jeff Klugman

San Carlos School District: Neil Layton

San Mateo-Foster City School District: Noelia CorzoShara WatkinsShiraz Zack Kanga

Brisbane City Council: Karen CunninghamCliff Lentz 

Burlingame City Council: Ricardo Ortiz

San Bruno Mayor: Rico E. Medina

San Bruno City Council: Laura DavisMichael Salazar

San Mateo City Council: Rick BonillaChelsea BoniniJoe Goethals

Ballot Measures

B - San Mateo, Change from Odd to Even Year General Elections    ENDORSE

C - Pacifica Community Preservation, Rent Stabilization and Renters   ENDORSE

D – Brisbane, Business License Tax on Soil Recycling Establishments   ENDORSE

E – Brisbane, Business License Tax Recycling Establishment   ENDORSE

F – Atherton, Renew Parcel Tax for 3 years   ENDORSE

H - San Mateo, Considered routine, i.e., ability to change venue to make council   ENDORSE

I – Burlingame, Essential Services Measure   ENDORSE


You can download an easy to print PDF of our Slate Card here.


The San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee is the official body of the Democratic Party in and for San Mateo County. It serves to promote Democratic Party candidates for elected office and local measures that are consistent with Democratic Party values.

The Democratic Party endorsements for City Council, School Board, and local ballot measures were finalized at a general meeting of the Democratic Central Committee on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

"The endorsed candidates exemplify Democratic Party values and are committed to upholding those values in their respective offices," said Cecily Harris, Chair of the San Mateo County Democratic Party. "Our communities will benefit greatly from their leadership and we will vigorously support them in their efforts."

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