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
California Assembly District 24
Cabrillo Unified School District
Half Moon Bay City Council
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.)
Granada Community Services District Board Member
Montara Water & Sanitary District Board Member
San Mateo County Harbor District
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 www.smcdems.org/2018bbq
FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER—ATTEND A JUNE 30 EVENT!
Dolores Park & Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
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.