2016 Election: San Mateo County

2016 General Election Wins

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from President Laphonza Butler on results of the November 8, 2016 election:

“In an election marked by divisiveness and bigotry, we set out to make California a beacon of hope and opportunity – and we succeeded. Our 700,000 SEIU California members selected Kamala Harris to be the first woman of color to represent California in the U.S. Senate, and we helped pass a slate of initiatives, 55, 56, 57, and 58, that will make real improvements in Californians’ lives.”

Read the full statement here.

TammyFederal Election Wins
U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris
U.S. House of Representatives District 14: Jackie Speier
U.S. House of Representatives District 18: Anna Eschoo

State Legislature
Wins on endorsements adopted from SEIU State Council
CA Senate District 13: Jerry Hill (SEIU 521 Endorsed)
CA Assembly District 22: Kevin Mullin (SEIU 521 Endorsed)
CA Assembly District 24: Marc Berman

Wins on State Measures:
NO on 53 Stop attacks on Local Control
YES on 55 Invest in Our Children & Communities
YES on 56 Save Lives & Reduce the Ravages of Tobacco
YES on 57 Give Youth and Nonviolent Offenders a Fair Path to Rehabilitation
YES on 58 Strengthen Language Skills for All Students With Dual Language Immersion
YES on 63 Ensure Gun Safety For All
NO on 65 Reject Siphoning Off of Plastic Bag Tax Dollars
YES on 67 Maintain the Plastic Bag Ban, Protect the Environment

Wins – Local Candidates and Measures

In San Mateo, we helped pass Measure K, an extension of San Mateo County sales tax, and SEIU 521 endorsed candidate David Canepa won San Mateo County District 5 seat.

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
District 5: David Canepa (SEIU 521 Endorsement)

San Mateo County Harbor District
Virginia Chang Kiraly (I-A)

Sequoia Healthcare District
Kim Griffin (I)
Kathleen “Katie” Kane (I)

Daly City Council
Juslyn Manalo
Glenn Sylvester

East Palo Alto City Council
Carlos Romero (I-A)
Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier (I) (SEIU 521 Endorsement)

Half Moon Bay City Council
Adam Eisen (Open Endorsement)

Menlo Park City Council
Catherine Carlton (I)
Ray Mueller (SEIU 521 Endorsement)

Jefferson High School District
Andrew Lie (I-A)
Kalimah Salahuddin (I)

South San Francisco Unified School District
John Baker

YES on I – Belmont: ½ Cent Sales Tax Increase
YES on J – City of East Palo Alto: Strengthen Existing Rent Stabilization Ordinance (SEIU 521 Endorsed)
YES on K – Affordability and Quality of Life: Extend Measure A for 20 years in San Mateo County (SEIU 521 Endorsed)
YES on M – Burlingame School District Bond
YES on O – East Palo Alto: Residential Property Business License Tax
YES on P – East Palo Alto:  ½ Cent Sales Tax Increase
YES on S – Bayshore Elementary School District Bond
YES on T – Jefferson Elementary School District Parcel Tax
YES on U – Redwood City School District Parcel Tax

SEIU 521 Endorsement: In SEIU 521’s democratic endorsement process, members vetted potential candidates, evaluated their positions, and weighed the issues before making their final recommendation for endorsement.

Sole Endorsement: Identifies candidate as a valued supporter of the Labor Movement. COPE (Committee on Political Education) advertises its endorsement of the candidate to all of its members through its comprehensive voter contact program.

Open Endorsement: Identifies candidate as a valued partner of the Labor Movement and shows a commitment to strengthening the relationship. Allows affiliated unions to endorse or contribute to the candidate.


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