Aug 29

Coastside Democrats Endorse Candidates for November, 2016

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Attendees listen to candidates speak

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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 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.

We invite any interested area residents to attend our Endorsement Meeting on Saturday the 27th at 7 pm at the Wine Bar in Moss BeBe informedach. Many of the candidates will be there and you will have an opportunity to hear them speak. Members will then have the opportunity to vote on endorsing these candidates. A 60% vote is required to endorse.

The non candidate members of the Coastside Democratic Club Board will be making a recommendation regarding which candidates to endorse, which will be presented at the meeting.

Follow this link to read the Candidate’s responses:

SMC Democrat Candidate’s Questionnaires 

Follow this link to see the Candidate’s ballot:

SMC Democrat Candidates Endorsement Ballot

Aug 18

GRAND OPENING OF DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS

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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

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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.

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State Senator Jerry Hill

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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

Aug 18

SAN MATEO COUNTY DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Public Education: What’s New? What’s Myth? What’s True?

Think the media might not be giving us the whole truth about education? Our distinguished panel will explode commonly accepted myths and share surprising facts.  Learn what you can do to help.

SpeakeDemocracy for Americars: JEAN-MARIE HOUSTON, Director of the Early Learning Support Services of the San Mateo County Office of Education and inductee into the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame. JENNIFER BESTOR, Research Director for Educate Our State, a parent-led grassroots organization that advocates for public education. MELINDA DART, President of the Executive Board of the San Mateo County Central Labor Council and a public school teacher for 30 years.

Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 pm

Woodside Road United Methodist Church

2000 Woodside Rd., Redwood City

Free – Wheelchair accessible – Refreshments

 

Contact:  Ashleigh Evans at 
asevans2002@aol.com

 

Aug 03

MEET THE CANDIDATES AT THE CLUB ENDORSEMENT MEETING AUGUST 27th

Endorsement meeting

 

Aug 03

FUNDRAISER IN OAKLAND AUGUST 13 WITH BILL CLINTON

See Bill Clinton on Saturday, August 13, time TBD. Tickets $250, $500, $1000, $2700. Be quick if you want the lower priced tickets. They go fasthttps://www.hillaryclinton.com/e…/tickets/EUEZLZE4AW2BFXJX/…

 

Aug 03

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Aug 03

DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING!!! SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH FROM 2PM-5PM

THE IRA RUSKIN DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS OF SAN MATEO COUNTY 
2907 El Camino Real in Redwood City.

JOIN State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymen Kevin Mullin, Rich Gordon and Phil Ting
and other local elected Democrats across the County. 

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Aug 03

From spouse to senator: The evolution of Hillary Clinton, politician

An interesting article from the Washington Post, published on July 22, 2016.

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Feb. 22, 1999, the country’s attention was riveted on the U.S. Capitol. For only the second time in U.S. history, the Senate was set to vote on whether to remove an impeached president from office.

But in the private residence on the second floor of the White House, the topic at hand was someone else’s political career.

First lady Hillary Clinton had summoned longtime adviser Harold Ickes to discuss a delicate question: What would it take to become a senator herself — specifically, to win an open seat in New York, a state in which she had never lived?

For more about Hillary’s background, follow this link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/wp/2016/07/22/2016/07/22/from-spouse-to-senator/?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

May 21

VOTING RESULTS FROM ANNUAL MEETING

The results from the 39 ballots cast at the Coastside Democrats Annual Meeting were:
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Sabrina Brennan received the endorsement for the County Democratic Central Committee.

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Kathryn Slater-Carter was also endorsed for the County Democratic Central Commitee.

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Carol Dorshkind, Cecily Harris, Pam Salvatierra, and Brigid O’Farrell spoke on behalf of the group running for County Democratic Central Committee as a slate.

Democratic Central Committee Member, District 3

6 – JON S. LEVINSON

7 – GREGORY A. LOEW

27 – SABRINA BRENNAN

12 – BRIGID O’FARRELL

26 – KATHRYN SLATER-CARTER

7 – PAM SALVATIERRA

9 – CAROLE G. DORSHKIND

10 – CECILY HARRIS

Result: Only Sabrina Brennan (69.2%) and Kathryn Slater-Carter (66.6%) received over 60% for endorsement.

Coastside Democrats Board Officers and At Large Member

37 – President Bill Kehoe

35 – Vice President Doreen Gerrity

34 – Treasurer Kathryn Slater-Carter

36 – Secretary Barbara Dye

34 – Past President Harvey Rarback

33 – Sabrina Brennan

34 – Meg Fried

35 – Dan Haggerty

36 – Kathy Klein

35 – Fran Pollard

33 – Cid Young

 
Result: The new board was returned with an overwhelming majority.
 
State Assembly, 24th District 
0 – SEA REDDY, Retired Program Manager
0 – BARRY CHANG, Mayor Cupertino
25 – VICKI VEENKER, Technology Attorney / Mediator
0 – MIKE KASPERZAK, Council Member, City of Mountain View
8 – MARC BERMAN, Councilmember / Education Advocate
Result: Only Vicki Veenker (75.7%) received over 60% for endorsement. Only 33 ballots were marked for this race.

Straw Poll vote (not an endorsement)

HMB Measure F, the “Taxpayer Protection Act”

20 – Endorse

19 Don’t Endorse

Result: Straw Poll only

We would like to thank Ric & Barb Lohman and Frank Gerrity for serving on the Tellers Committee to count the votes and all the candidates who took time to attend the Annual Meeting and speak with our membership.

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