Political parties, groups announce their election endorsements

Nov. 3 candidatesNov. 3 local measuresNov. 3 state propositions

As the Nov. 3 election draws near, local political groups have decided which candidates and ballot measures they are endorsing.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Santa Clara Board of Education Area 1
(includes Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos)

Melissa Baten Caswell

Foothill-DeAnza Community College

Incumbents Laura Casas, Peter Landsberger and Gilbert Wong

Mountain View Los Altos High School District

Incumbent Phil Faillace

Mountain View-Whisman School District

Incumbent Laura Blakely, former board member Chris Chiang and Laura Berman

Palo Alto Unified School District

Incumbent Jennifer DiBrienza and Katie Causey and Jesse Ladomirak

Los Altos City Council

Jonathan Weinberg, Sally Meadows and Kuljeet Kalkat

Mountain View City Council

Incumbent Margaret Abe Koga, former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, former Mayor Pat
Showalter and Alex Nunez

Palo Alto City Council

Steven Lee, Cari Templeton and Raven Malone

Measures

Measure C, Mountain View RV parking limits – No
Measure O, Palo Alto schools parcel tax — Yes
Measure S, Santa Clara Valley Water District
parcel tax — Yes
Measure RR, Caltrain sales tax — Yes

SANTA CLARA COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

Santa Clara County Board of Education Area 1

Incumbent Grace Mah

Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space, Ward 3
(Sunnyvale)

Ed Riffle

El Camino Health Care District

Incumbent John Zoglin

SOUTH BAY LABOR COUNCIL

Santa Clara Board of Education Area 1 (includes Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos)

Melissa Baten Caswell

Mountain View City Council

Incumbents Margaret Abe-Koga and Lisa Matichak and former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber. Dual recommendation for former mayor Pat Showalter and Mountain View Whisman School District trustee Jose Gutierrez.

El Camino Health Care Board

Incumbent Julia Miller and Meghan Fraley

Measures

Measure S, Santa Clara Valley Water District parcel tax — Yes
Measure RR, Caltrain sales tax — Yes

SANTA CLARA COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY

Measure C, Mountain View RV parking limits – No
Measure O, Palo Alto schools parcel tax — No
Measure S, Santa Clara Valley Water District parcel tax — No
Measure RR, Caltrain sales tax — No

SAN MATEO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Atherton City Council

Diana Hawkins-Manuelian

Belmont City Council

Incumbent Davina Hurt and appointed incumbent Tom McCune

East Palo Alto City Council

Incumbents Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier and Larry Moody

Las Lomitas School District

Jason Morimoto

Menlo Park City Council
District 3

Jen Wolosin

Menlo Park School District

Francesca Segre

Ravenswood City School District

Bronwyn Alexander and Joel Rivera

Redwood City City Council
District 3 (Friendly Acres)

Incumbent Janet Borgens

District 7 (Farm Hill)

Incumbent Alicia Aguirre

San Carlos City Council

Incumbent Ron Collins and John Dugan

San Mateo County Community College District
District 1
(coastside, San Carlos and part of Menlo Park)

Lisa Petrides

District 3
(western South San Francisco to Hillsborough)

Incumbent Dave Mandelkern

Trustee District 5
(Redwood City, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park)

John Pimentel

San Mateo County Harbor District
Director Area 5

Incumbent Virginia Chang Kiraly

Sequoia Union High School District

Trustee Area C
(Emerald Hills to Portola Valley)

Incumbent Georgia Jack

Trustee Area E
(North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto)

Shawneece Stevenson

Measures

Measure V, East Palo Alto hotel tax increase: Yes
Measure RR, Caltrain sales tax — Yes

SAN MATEO COUNTY LABOR COUNCIL

Belmont City Council

Incumbent Davina Hurt and appointed incumbent Tom McCune

East Palo Alto City Council

Incumbents Lisa Gauthier, Carlos Romero and Larry Moody

Menlo Park City Council
District 3

Jen Wolosin

District 5

Incumbent Ray Mueller (running unopposed)

Redwood City Council
District 1 (Redwood Shores)

Jeff Gee

District 3 (Friendly Acres)

Incumbent Janet Borgens

District 4 (Five Points)

Michael Smith (running unopposed)

District 7 (Farm Hill)

Incmbent Alicia Aguirre

San Carlos City Council

Incumbent Ron Collins and John Dugan

Ravenswood Elementary School District

Bronwyn Alexander

San Mateo County Community College District
District 1
(coastside, San Carlos and part of Menlo Park)

Lisa Petrides

District 3
(western South San Francisco to Hillsborough)

Incumbent Dave Mandelkern

District 5
(Redwood City, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park)

John Pimentel

Sequoia Union High School District
Trustee Area C
(Emerald Hills to Portola Valley)

Rich Ginn

Trustee Area E
(North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto)

Shawneece Stevenson

Menlo Park Fire Protection District

Incumbents Virginia Chang Kiraly and Rob Silano

San Mateo County Harbor District
Area 4
(Half Moon Bay and El Granada to Redwood City)

Incumbent Tom Mattusch

Area 5
(Pescadero to East Palo Alto)

Incumbent Virginia Chang Kiraly

SILICON VALLEY DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS

Mountain View City Council

John Lashlee

Redwood City District 3
(Friendly Acres)

Lissette Espinosa-Garnica

SAN MATEO COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

Belmont City Council

Ken Loo

Measures

Measure V, East Palo Alto hotel tax increase: No
Measure RR, Caltrain sales tax — No

SIERRA CLUB

East Palo Alto City Council

Incumbents Lisa Gauthier and Carlos Romero

Menlo Park City Council
District 3

Jen Wolosin

District 5

Incumbent Ray Mueller (running unopposed)

Mountain View City Council

Incumbents Lisa Matichak and Margaret Abe-Koga

Palo Alto City Council

Incumbent Lydia Kou, former mayor Pat Burt, Greer Stone and Ed Lauing

Redwood City Council
District 1 (Redwood Shores)

Nancy Radcliffe

District 3 (Friendly Acres)

Incumbent Janet Borgens

District 4 (Five Points)

Michael Smith (unopposed)

District 7 (Farm Hill)

Chris Rasmussen

Measures

Measure S, Santa Clara Valley Water District parcel tax — No
Measure RR, Caltrain sales tax — Yes

6 Comments

  1. Interesting that Virginia Chang Kiraly, who just recently switched from Republican to Democrat, was able to pick up the Democrats’ endorsement for Harbor District over challenger Kirsten Keith. Keith’s husband sits on the Democratic committee that does the party’s endorsements, but they nonetheless picked a former Republican over a longtime Democrat like Keith. That says a lot about how disliked Keith is. Explains why she was voted off the Menlo Park council two years ago.

  2. Thank you for compiling this list. I haven’t seen a comprehensive list of endorsements like this in any other publication. The Daily Journal just talked about Democrats, as if they were the only people in town. The other papers haven’t even mentioned the endorsements by any of these groups including the socialists and labor. It’s interesting to see all of the endorsements side by side. I’m partial to the Sierra Club but that won’t be the sole factor determining my vote. Thanks Daily Post.

  3. I’ll take the Sierra Club endorsements. As has been said, the current CA Democratic Party ain’t the party of parents party that supported the environment,women’s rigts, workers rights vs “gig” workers, civil liberties, etc.

    Instead, they’ve become like the Chamber of Commerce pushing business-friendly policies at the expense of residents, taxpayers, employees…

    Maybe they should just chamge their name to the YIMBY party.

    • Methinks the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club has joined the YIMBY ranks, too. I wouldn’t follow their recommendations, they’ve lost their North Star. National Sierra Club is much better.

  4. The Santa Clara Democratic party is showing how radical and left wing it is with its endorsements, Raven Malone (shift funding from the police – see her website), Steven Lee (shift funding from the police – see his website), Cari Templeton (a Bernie Sanders campaign operative who wants to shift funding from the police).

  5. Yes, Cari Templeton is a YIMBY, guess that’s what the Santa Clara Democratic party favors. If you want a tall tower condo building next to your single family home, then Cari Templeton is your gal. Raven also and Steven Lee too.

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