Oct 14




Eshoo, McCloskey, and Simitian Encourage a Vote for Vicki Veenker
on First Day of Voting

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo announces her support in front of a group of Vicki Veenker supporters.

PALO ALTO, CA – October 11, 2016  – Today, three of the most prominent, accomplished, and well-respected elected leaders in Assembly District 24 came together to enthusiastically endorse candidate Vicki Veenker for Assembly. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, former Congressman Pete McCloskey, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian are three powerhouse leaders who have represented what is now the 24th Assembly district in Congress, in Sacramento and at the local level for decades. As ballots start to arrive in mailboxes across the district today, the three are encouraging every voter of the 24th district to vote Vicki Veenker for Assembly.

“Vicki Veenker is a woman of powerful intellect and steely spine; someone who possesses the kind of strategic sensibility that gives good legislators an edge in their work,” said Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. “I am pleased to endorse her.”


Dem Club Board Member Barbara Dye attended the endorsement event with her twin grandsons.

I am confident that Vicki will put her considerable intellect and experience as an advocate and mediator to work on behalf of the environment in Sacramento,” said former Congressman Pete McCloskey.

“As the former President of the non-profit Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Vicki Veenker understands the struggles of local folks — and she’s stepped up to make sure that the least advantaged among us get their shot at success. Vicki’s also demonstrated her commitment to environmental protection, conservation, and social justice,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. “That’s why I am proud to join groups like the Sierra Club and California League of Conservation Voters to endorse Vicki.  By virtue of her talents, temperament, and credentials, Vicki is well prepared to serve. I spent 12 years in the Legislature in Sacramento. I know what it takes to be effective there, and Vicki’s got it. She’s smart, she’s independent, and she knows how to move us forward.”

Eshoo, McCloskey, and Simitian join Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, and the three major environmental organizations, the Sierra Club, The California League of Conservation Voters, and the California Environmental Justice Alliance in endorsing Veenker.  A full list of Veenker’s endorsements is availablehere.

Oct 14

Help Support County Democratic Candidates!


Sep 26

BE INFORMED! – Learn About Your Local Candidates

The Coastside Democratic Club sent questionnaires to all Democratic candidates in contested races. Their responses are shown below, in the order in which the races are listed on the County website.

Be informedFollow this link to read the Candidate’s responses:

SMC Democrat Candidate’s Questionnaires 

Sep 26



Candidates explained their priorities at the Coastside Dems Candidate Kickoff event. From left: Harvey Rarback (Half Moon Bay City Council), Barbra Mathewson (Midcoast Community Council), Scott Boyd (Montara Water), Sabrina Brennan (Harbor District), Ed Larenas (Harbor District), Sophia Layne (Cabrillo USD), Tom Mattush (Harbor District), Carol Joyce (Half Moon Bay City Council), Kathryn Slater-Carter (Montara Water District), Amelia Metier (representing Vicki Veenker for Assembly), and Adam Eisen (Half Moon Bay City Council).


Sep 22

Presidential Debate Watch Party Sept 26 @ 5:30 pm

The Kleins and Coastside Democrats will be hosting a 2016 Presidential Debate Watch Party on September 26th, from 5:30 – 8 pm, at the Klein ‘s home, 771 San Carlos Ave., El Granada. The first presidential debate will be moderated by Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News and should be stimulating.
There is a lot riding on this election hillaryso we hope it will get people active in this year’s campaign.
Please RSVP to Kathy: kathyrklein@hotmail.com
See you there.

Sep 22

SMC Dem’s Phone Banking for Hillary

Many are being held in SNC Dem HQ in Redwood City.

Here is the complete list of phone banks for Hillary throughout the county.

There are less than 2 months to go. The time to participate is NOW! On 11/9, the day after the election, you won’t want to wish you had done more.
Please pick some dates and come regularly. Bring your cell phone and laptop and LETS DO THIS! (We have paper lists too).

Here is our phone bank schedule this week. These REPEAT WEEKLY:
RCity, Women to Women Wednesday, 9/14, 5-8pm
RSVP: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/GH4SQLF4JGK5DOWL/

Daly City, Women to Women Wednesday, 9/14, 5:30-8:30pm
RSVP: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/6MUK3GF7GB4K75DM/

RCity, Thursday, 9/15, 5:00-8:00pm
RSVP: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/…/view/IU3FP27YFRRVCTBD/RCity, Saturday, 9/17, 1-5pm
RSVP: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/

San Mateo, Monday, 9/19, 5-9pm
RSVP: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/PGBP3MD4ST6GGGBX/
Inline image 9 RCity, Tuesday, 9/20, 12:30-2:30pm (DAYTIME)
RSVP: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/2CQB4OHTAJKHOBHV/

RCity, Tuesday, 9/20, 4-8pm
RSVP: https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/BJNKSM2FMAVMOACQ/

San Mateo, Tuesday, 9/20, 5-9pm

New Volunteer Training on Sunday, 9/18, 1-5pm in RCityhttps://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/LQH3BUUGG3OTY42Z/

First Presidential Debate Watch Parties on Monday, 9/26

Two choices in SMC. Lets fill both locations!
Redwood City 5pm SMC Dem Hdq (Host: SMC Dems)
RSVP: SAVE THE DATE! Coming soon.
Belmont 5pm Marvin Gardens (Host: SMCFH)
RSVP: SAVE THE DATE! Coming soon.
Join our Facebook page: San Mateo County for Hillary to be kept up to date on new events and information.
#strongertogether #CAforHillary #Hillary2016 #Imwithher

Sep 22

2016 Election Candidate Forums

Local Candidates will discuss the issues here on the Coast

City Election

The Half Moon Bay City Council Form sponsored by HMB & Coastside Chamber.

Sept 29 (Thur) 6:30 PM Colony Club – 3 Miramontes Rd – On the grounds of the Ritz Carlton

HMB City Council
4-year seat – Vote for 2
Adam Eisen*^, Business Executive
Harvey Rarback*^, Director, Coastside Fire Protection District
Carol Joyce, Attorney/Legal Consultant

Coastside Elections

The following Candidate Forums for local office are sponsored by Midcoast Community Council (MCC) and moderated by League of Women Voters (LWV). Video recordings by PCT will be available on YouTube. We wish to thank the MCC & LWV for these valuble Forums to inform the Coastside Voters. Flyer – Roster of Candidates – Easy Voter Guide – Voters Edge

Sept 28 (Wed), 7:00 PM, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada 
San Mateo County Harbor Commission 
2-year seat – Vote for 1
Brian Rogers, Tech Business Owner
Ed Larenas*, Biologist / Coastal Advocate
4-year seat – Vote for 3
Sabrina Brennan*, Harbor Commissioner
Tom Mattusch*, Harbor Commissioner
Virginia Chang Kiraly, Appointed Incumbent
Shawn Mooney, Property Tax Auditor
Oct 4 (Tues) – 7:30 PM Seton Medical Center, Marine Bl, MB
Park in upper events lot – first left near top of hill

7:30: Montara Water & Sanitary District Directors – Vote for 2
Scott Boyd*, Incumbent
Kathryn Slater-Carter*, Incumbent
Thomas “Gus” Peterson, Registered Water Engineer
8:30: Midcoast Community Council 2-year seat – Vote for 1
Barbra A. Mathewson*, Community Volunteer
Brandon Kwan, Coastside Advocate / Ecologist
Oct 18 (Tues), 7:00 PM, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada
Cabrillo School Board – Vote for 2

Sophia Layne*^ – Parent / Biotech Director
Kate Livingston – Incumbent
Kimberly K. Hines – Parent / Engineer

* Endorsed by Coastside Democrats
^ Endorsed by San Mateo County Democrats

Sep 22

Results of SMC Dem’s Endorsement Meeting 

We need your help in getting our endorsed candidates elected.

The San Mateo Democrats held their Candidates Endorsement Meeting this past Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The Coastside Democrats were well represented and our membership’s endorsements prevailed. Please remember our local candidates also need your help in getting their message out. See below about volunteer opportunities.

Congratulations to Adam Eisen, Harvey Rarback, Sophia Layne, Sabrina Brennan, Tom Mattusch and Ed Larenas. Please note that the SMC Dems did not endorse State Assembly District 24, MWSD or MCC but the Coastside Democrsmc-endorsementsats did (see list of Coastside Dems endorsements below).

Aug 29

Coastside Democrats Endorse Candidates for November, 2016


Attendees listen to candidates speak


Club President Bill Kehoe explains the voting rules and introduces candidates.

On August 27 the Club membership voted to endorse candidates at a public meeting.
State Assembly, 24th District Vicki Veenker

Cabrillo Unified School District, Governing Board Member Sophia Layne

Half Moon Bay, Council Member Adam Eisen, Harvey Rarback

Montara Water & Sanitary District, Member Board of Directors Scott Boyd, Kathryn Slater-Carter

San Mateo County Harbor District, Commissioner- 2 yr Ed Larenas

San Mateo County Harbor District, Commissioner Sabrina Brennan, Tom Mattusch

Midcoast Community Council, Council Member- 2 yr Barbra MathewsonDSCF5675

Aug 18



Coastsiders at the event:

Front row: Brent Turner, April Vargas, Ellen Pettersen, Paul Grigorieff;  Middle row: Harvey Rarback, Carol Joyce, Barbara Dye; Top row: Brigid O’Farrell and TJ Glauthier


Members of the Democratic Central Committee: (left to right) Cecily Harris, Sabrina Brennan, Nancy Yarbrough, Carol Dorshkind, Ashleigh Evans, Sandra Lang, Alexis Lewis, Brigid O’Farrell; Jeffery Adair at microphone.


State Senator Jerry Hill


Assemblyman Kevin Mullin

The office, at 2907 El Camino Real, Redwood City, will be open seven days a week. They are especially looking for volunteers to help with phone banks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, but all volunteers are welcome.

For more information or to volunteer, please call April Vargas at 650-207-2729l

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