2018 Election Results – San Mateo County

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Ruben AbricaEast Palo Alto City Council: Ruben Abrica – WIN
 Regina Wallace-JonesEast Palo Alto City Council: Regina Wallace-Jones – WIN
 Cecilia TaylorMenlo Park City Council, District 1: Cecilia Taylor – WIN

Redwood City Council 
(three seats; multiple endorsements)
 Giselle HaleGiselle Hale – WIN
 Diane HowardDiane Howard – WIN
 Diana ReddyDiana Reddy – Close; waiting for final results
 Richard HoloberSan Mateo County Community College, Area 4: Richard Holober** – WIN

San Mateo County Measures**

  • Yes on Measure HH – WIN
    Measure HH is a parcel tax on commercial property in East Palo Alto which will raise about $1,675,000 per year to address the housing and jobs crises. Vote Yes for new affordable housing and job training programs in East Palo Alto.
  • Yes on Measure U: Jefferson Elementary School District Bond – WIN
  • Yes on Measure V: San Mateo/Foster City School District Parcel Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure W: Countywide Transportation Sales Tax – Close; waiting for final results
  • Yes on Measure X: San Bruno Park School Bond – WIN
  • Yes on Measure Y: Jefferson Union High School District Parcel Tax – Close; waiting for final results
  • Yes on Measure Z: Portola Valley School District Bond – WIN
  • Yes on Measure AA: Half Moon Bay Cannabis Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure BB: Daly City Business License Tax Increase – WIN
  • Yes on Measure DD: Redwood City Cannabis Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure FF: South San Francisco Hotel Tax Increase – WIN
  • Yes on Measure HH: East Palo Alto Office Space Parcel Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure JJ: Brisbane – Allow Baylands Development – WIN
  • Yes on Measure KK: Belmont Hotel Tax Increase – WIN
  • Yes on Measure LL: So. San Francisco Cannabis Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure NN: San Carlos Cannabis Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure PP: Colma Hotel Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure QQ: San Carlos Hotel Tax Increase – WIN
  • Yes on Measure RR: Redwood City .5% Sales Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure TT: Foster City Hotel Tax Increase – WIN
  • Yes on Measure UU: Daly City Cannabis Tax – WIN
  • Yes on Measure VV: Daly City Hotel Tax Increase – WIN

Unfortunately, the following endorsed candidates and measures were not successful. We appreciate your efforts on behalf of working families and our communities.

  • Menlo Park City Council, District 2: Kirsten Keith
  • Redwood City Council: Jason Galisatus and Ernie Schmidt
  • No on Measure CC: Belmont – Appoint City Clerk
  • Yes on Measure II: Millbrae Recreation Center Bond
  • No on Measure WW: Belmont – Appoint City Treasurer

Constitutional Offices*

  • California Governor: Gavin Newsom – WIN
  • California Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez – LOSS
  • California Attorney General: Xavier Becerra – WIN
  • California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla – WIN
  • California Treasurer: Fiona Ma – WIN
  • California Controller: Betty Yee – WIN
  • California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara– Close; waiting for final results
  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond – WIN

State Ballot Measures*

  • Proposition 1 (YES): Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 – WIN
  • Proposition 2 (YES): No Place Like Home Act of 2018 – WIN
  • Proposition 4 (YES): Children’s Hospital Bond Act of 2018 – WIN
  • Proposition 5 (NO): Higher Housing Costs. Cuts to Schools – WIN
  • Proposition 6 (NO): Stop the Attack on Bridge and Road Safety – WIN
  • Proposition 8 (YES): Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act. Limits Charges – LOSS
  • Proposition 10 (YES): Affordable Housing Act (Repeals Costa Hawkins, Expands Locals’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Property) – LOSS
  • Proposition 11 (NO): Emergency Ambulance Employee Safety and Preparedness (Requires Private Ambulance Workers to Remain On-Call During Breaks) – LOSS
  • Proposition 12 (YES): Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals – WIN

U.S. Senate*

  • U.S. Senate: Kevin de León – LOSS

U.S. Congress*

  • U.S. Congress District 14: Jackie Speier – WIN
  • U.S. Congress District 18: Anna Eshoo – WIN

California State Senate*

  • California State Senate District 10: Bob Wieckowski – WIN
  • California State Senate District 12: Anna Caballero – Close; waiting for final results

California State Assembly*

  • Assembly District 19: Phil Ting – WIN
  • Assembly District 22: Kevin Mullin – WIN

* SEIU California Endorsed. Local 521 members participated in the SEIU California One Voice process that led to these endorsements. SEIU members across California gathered at regional town halls and our statewide convention to hear from candidates for district office, statewide office, and Congress. Members have exercised their voice and endorsed candidates who they believe will fight for our communities, support fair compensation, and the right to a union.

** Labor endorsed. Local 521 members participated in Central Labor Council candidates endorsement interviews and voted as delegates on these positions.

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