You are invited to a kickoff party for three of the Club’s endorsed candidates – for Granada Community Services District – Barbara Dye, Nancy Marsh and Eric Suchomel

This is not an official club event, but we share it because we know it will be of interest to our members.

You are invited to a reception for a California candidate for Congress – TJ Cox – October 2, 5-7 pm

We hope you can make it. Sign up with the link below:


Voter Registration Training!

The Coastside Democratic Club is hosting a Voter Registration Training on Saturday, September 22, from 1:00 until 3:00 pm at the home of Kathy and Rich Klein, 771 San Carlos Ave, in El Granada.

With recent changes to the regulations for registering voters in California, it’s essential that all 2018 Voter Registration (VR) volunteers attend a two-hour training session to learn more about these changes, ask questions and sign up for upcoming local VR events. The Pumpkin Festival is a lively event each year and we want to make sure all our volunteers are prepared to accurately register as many voters as possible over the two days.

While it’s essential to expand the number of eligible voters for Democrats to be successful on November 6, our efforts are strictly non-partisan and we register anyone who is eligible to vote regardless of party affiliation. We’re counting on you.



TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM


At the light on Hwy 1 at the harbor go east onto Paloma Ave. Follow it up the hill 4 blocks. Make a sharp left turn onto San Carlos Ave. 771 is on the left near the end of the street.

To review the voter registration handbook from the Secretary of State’s office visit:

For more information and to RSVP please contact Coastside Democratic Club member and SM Co Democratic Party Campaign Field Coordinator April Vargas and 650-207-2729

Join your friends on Wednesday at the Miramar for Happy Hour!

Help us flip CA Congressional Districts 10 and 21 from red to blue!

The San Mateo Co Democratic Party will host the first of many phone banks at the new campaign HQT on Wednesday, September 19 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm. Democratic candidates Josh Harder in CA CD 10 and TJ Cox in CA CD 21 have an excellent chance of winning if we can inform and energize Democratic and non-party affiliated voters in these districts to register and vote on November 6.

The HQT is located at 2336 El Camino Real in Redwood City. That’s a block south of Woodside Rd (Hwy 84) on the west side of the street. The cross street is Hemlock and there is a parking lot behind the building. Turn west onto Hemlock and you’ll see the driveway on the right.

We’ll be using a computer based calling system. We have a number of laptops for volunteers to use or you can bring your own laptop or tablet if you have one. Do remember to bring your fully charged cell phone and charger. We’ll be happy to train you when you arrive and you’ll be making calls in no time!

What: FLIP IT! IN 2018 Phone banks for CA Congressional Districts 10 and 21

Where: SM Co Democratic Party Campaign HQT
2336 El Camino Real, Redwood City

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time:: 5:00 until 8:00 PM

BRING: Fully charged cell phone and charger and a lap top or tablet if you have one

For more information and to RSVP please contact San Mateo Co Democratic Party HQT Manager Eric Ohlund at 650-605-7830. We’ll be holding several phone banks each week and we hope to see you very soon.

Coastside Democratic Club Endorses Candidates

A well-attended meeting or the Coastside Democratic Club resulted in endorsements for the following candidates:
Kevin DeLeon – U.S. Senate
Marc Berman – CA Assembly
Cabrillo Unified School District – Lizet Cortes
Half Moon Bay City Council – Deborah Penrose & Debbie Ruddock
Granada Community Services District – Barbara Dye, Nancy Reed Marsh, and Eric Suchomel
Montara Water and Sanitary District – Jim Harvey & Ric Lohman
San Mateo Harbor District – Henry Sutter


As a service to our members and to the community, the Coastside Democratic Club surveys candidates on their views about issues of interest to the Coastside. We are publishing those responses here.


We invite all interested to attend our Endorsement Meeting on September 5th at 7 pm, at the home of Kathy and Rich Klein, 770 San Carlos Ave., El Granada. You will have a chance to ask candidates questions and hear their opinions.

Below we have posted the questionnaires of our endorsed candidates. Questionnaires for others may still appear in some searches.

Here are the responses in the order that names appear on the San Mateo County roster of candidates:

United States Senate

2018 Kevin de Leon endorsement questionaire

California Assembly District 24

2018 Mark Berman endorsement questionaire

Cabrillo Unified School District

2018 Lizet Cortes Endorsement Questions

Half Moon Bay City Council

2018 Debbie Penrose endorsement questionnaire

2018 Debbie Ruddock endorsement questionaire

Coastside Fire Protection District (Please note that since there are the same number of candidates as there are vacancies, there will be no voting. However, one candidate voluntarily submitted a statement which we thought would be of interest to our members.)

2018 Steve Stockman letter

Granada Community Services District Board Member

2018 Barbara Dye endorsement questionaire

2018 Nancy Marsh endorsement questionaire

2018 Eric Suchomel endorsement questionaire

Montara Water & Sanitary District Board Member

2018 Jim Harvey endorsement questionaire

2018 Ric Lohman endorsement questionaire

San Mateo County Harbor District

2018 Henry Sutter endorsement questionnaire





Flip it in 2018! The County Democratic Committee Barbecue

The Coastside Democratic Club was a sponsor of this event dedicated to enhancing the chances for Democrats in this fall’s election. Many members of the Club board were in attendance, along with numerous supporters. Most of our elected officials stopped by to say hello to the Club: Assemblyman Marc Berman, Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, and more. 

A great group! Left to right standing: Harvey Rarback, Meg Fried, Brigid O’Farrell, Senator Jerry Hill, Fran Pollard, Assemblyman Marc Berman, Kathy Klein, Deborah Penrose, April Vargas. Kneeling: Terri Train and Club President Doreen Gerrity.


Assemblyman Marc Berman                                                                         Senator Jerry Hill


Assemblyman Kevin Mullin ,                                            Las Alas, from Half Moon Bay, performing at the event


We are excited to announce that we’ll also be featuring a special vocal and dance performance at the FLIP IT! in 2018 BBQ BASH on August 5. We’ll welcome Ayudando Latinos A Soñar – ALAS (Helping Latinos to Dream), a Latino youth cultural arts and social services program based in Half Moon Bay. Their performance is another great reason to join the fun at Twin Pines Park! Tickets are still available at



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