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

A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON LOCAL CANDIDATES

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.

ENDORSEMENT MEETING

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

SMC DEMOCRATS BIG SUMMER BARBECUE ON AUGUST 5TH!

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 www.smcdems.org/2018bbq

 

COASTSIDE DEMS MARCH IN JULY 4 PARADE

FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER RALLY!

FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER—ATTEND A JUNE 30 EVENT!

Where:

Dolores Park & Civic Center Plaza

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

UPDATE: June 20, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
The executive order that Donald Trump signed today is not a solution to the crisis created by his administration; it keeps kids imprisoned indefinitely, and doesn’t reunite thousands of separated families. But it does show the administration is reacting to public pressure, so we will continue to increase our pressure for justice at hundreds of events on Saturday, June 30, to say that families belong together—and free.


Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families.

But we won’t allow it to continue. On June 30, we’re rallying in Washington, D.C., and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents!

Trump and his administration have been systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants, from revoking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to ramping up intimidating ICE tactics. 

Join us on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! 

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS FOR HAPPY HOUR AT THE MIRAMAR!

PHONE BANKING CAN BE FUN!

On June 2nd and 3rd Club Vice-president Kathy Klein hosted phone banking for two causes. Participants relaxed at the Klein’s beautiful home, enjoyed the view, and made a difference in the election.

One group, organized by April Vargas from the County Committee, made calls to Democrats in CD10. This district was won by Hilary Clinton but is represented by a conservative Republican. There were two Republicans in the race, and six Democrats risking that the two Republicans would take the two top spots. Callers encouraged registered Democratsto go to the polls. They were successful, in that Denham will compete against Josh Harder, a Democrat, in November. Great work!

Other callers supported Nancy Magee for County Superintendent of Schools, in an effort organized by her campaign. At last count, she was slightly behind her opponent.

The Coastside Democratic Club believes that citizen involvement is key to election success.

DEMOCRATS STRENGTHEN HAND IN SEEKING CONTROL OF HOUSE

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-strengthen-hand-in-seeking-control-of-house-even-if-odds-of-a-blue-wave-are-diminishing/2018/06/06/cbabac66-68f5-11e8-9e38-24e693b38637_story.html?utm_term=.01a1606f19cc&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

COASTSIDE DEMS ELECT BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2018-19

Newly elected Club Board of Directors (left to right): Walter Sensing, Meg Fried (Treasurer), Kathy Klein (Vice-President), Doreen Gerrity (President), Barbara Dye (Secretary), Jenny Skobel, and Bill Lynes. — at Klein home.

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