Endorsements

The Santa Clara County Democratic Party endorses candidates in local non-partisan races (city councils, school boards, etc). The Santa Clara County Democratic Party recommends voting for the following candidates and measures.

  • November 2016 Endorsed Candidates

    San Jose City Council District 2: Sergio Jimenez

    San Jose City Council District 6: Helen Chapman

    San Jose City Council District 8: Sylvia Arenas

    Campbell City Council (2 seats): Rich Waterman, Donald Young

    Cupertino City Council (2 seats): Parth Bharwad, Jerry Liu, Rod Sinks (multiple endorsement)

    Gilroy City Council (3 seats): Fred Tovar, Cat Tucker

    Los Altos City Council (3 seats): Jeannie Bruins, Neysa Fligor, Jan Pepper

    Milpitas Mayor: Carmen Montano

    Milpitas City Council: Anthony Phan, Mark Tiernan

    Monte Sereno City Council: Lon Allan

    Morgan Hill Mayor: Steve Tate

    Morgan Hill City Council: Larry Carr, Mario Banuelos, Rene Spring (multiple endorsement)

    Mountain View City Council (4 seats): Margaret Abe-Koga, Kacey Carpenter, Chris Clark, Thida Cornes, Lucas Ramirez (multiple endorsement)

    Palo Alto City Council (4 seats): Adrian Fine, Liz Kniss, Don McDougall, Greg Tanaka

    Santa Clara City Council Seat 3: John McLemore

    ​Santa Clara City Council Seat 4: Raj Chahal, Pat Mahan (dual endorsement)

    Santa Clara City Council Seat 6: Kathy Watanabe

    Santa Clara City Council Seat 7: Teresa O'Neill, Ahmad Rafah (dual endorsement)

    ​Sunnyvale City Council Seat 4: Larry Klein

    Sunnyvale City Council Seat 6: Nancy Smith

    Santa Clara Valley Water District Seat 1: John Varela

    Alum Rock School Board: Bruce Huynh

    Cupertino Union School District: Jo Lucey

    East Side Union High School District: Lorena Chavez, Pattie Cortese

    Evergreen School District: Leila Welch

    Foothill De Anza Community College District (3 seats): Patrick Ahrens, Laura Casas, Peter Landsberger, Gilbert Wong (multiple endorsement)

    Franklin McKinley School District: John Linder

    Fremont Union High School District (2 seats): Roy Rocklin

    ​Gavilan Community College District Seat 6: Rachel Perez

    Los Gatos Union School District: Daniel Snyder

    Morgan Hill Unified School District #5: Angelica Diza

    Morgan Hill Unified School District #6: Albert Beltran, Mary Patterson (dual endorsement)

    Palo Alto Unified School District: Jennifer DiBrienza, Heidi Emberling

    San Jose Evergreen Community College District #3: Craig Mann

    San Jose Evergreen Community College District #7: Mayra Cruz

    San Jose Unified School District #3: Pam Foley

    Santa Clara Unified School District #2: Albert Gonzalez

    Santa Clara Unified School District #3: Anna Welsh

    Santa Clara County Office of Education Seat 3: Rosemary Kamei

  • November 2016 State Candidate Endorsements

    US Senate: Kamala Harris

    Congressional District 17: Mike Honda

    Congressional District 18: Anna Eshoo

    Congressional District 19: Zoe Lofgren

    Assembly District 25: Kansen Chu

    Assembly District 27: Ash Kalra

    Assembly District 28: Evan Low

    Assembly District 29: Mark Stone

    Assembly District 30: Karina Cervantez Alejo

    Senate District 13: Jerry Hill

    Senate District 15: Jim Beall

    Senate District 17: Bill Monning

  • November 2016 Local Ballot Measures

    The Santa Clara County Democratic Party recommends voting YES on the following Ballot Measures:

    • Measure A: Santa Clara County Affordable Housing Bond
    • Measure B: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Association Sales Tax
    • Measure D: City of Cupertino Vallco Town Center Specific Plan
    • Measure E: City of San Jose Opportunity to Work Ordinance
    • Measure F: City of San Jose Pension Modification
    • Measure G: City of San Jose Business Tax Modernization
    • Measure U: San Benito School District Bond
    • Measure V: City of Mountain View Rent Stabilization
    • Measure X: San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Bond
    • Measure Y: San Jose Unified School District Parcel Tax
    • Measure Z: East Side Union High School District Bond
    • Measure AA: Campbell Union High School District Bond
    • Measure BB: Sunnyvale School District Parcel Tax
    • Measure CC: Campbell Union School District Bond
    • Measure EE: Oak Grove Union School District Parcel Tax
    • Measure GG: Los Altos School District Parcel Tax
    • Measure HH: Franklin-McKinley Union School District Parcel Tax

    The Santa Clara County Democratic Party recommends voting NO on the following Ballot Measures:

    • Measure M: City of Sunnyvale Public Vote Requirement for Property Transactions
  • November 2016 Statewide Initiatives

    • PROP 51: KINDERGARTEN THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES BOND ACT OF 2016. Authorizes and issues $9 billion in bonds. SUPPORT
    • PROP 52: CALIFORNIA MEDI-CAL HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT INITIATIVE. SUPPORT
    • PROP 53: VOTER APPROVAL FOR REVENUE BONDS. OPPOSE
    • PROP 54: AMENDMENT TO LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS PROCEDURES. OPPOSE
    • PROP 55: EXTENSION OF TAXES ON HIGH INCOMES TO FUND EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE. SUPPORT
    • PROP 56: INCREASE IN CALIFORNIA TOBACCO TAXES. SUPPORT
    • PROP 57: REFORM OF CRIMINAL SENTENCING, PAROLE, and JUVINILE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS. SUPPORT
    • PROP 58: ENGLISH PROFICIENCY, MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION. SUPPORT
    • PROP 59: OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED ADVISORY QUESTION. SUPPORT
    • PROP 60: THE CALIFORNIA SAFER SEX IN THE ADULT FILM INDUSTRY ACT. OPPOSE
    • PROP 62: THE JUSTICE THAT WORKS ACT OF 2016. Death penalty repeal. SUPPORT
    • PROP 63: GUN SAFETY MEASURES. SUPPORT
    • PROP 64: CONTROL, REGULATE AND TAX ADULT USE OF MARIJUANA ACT. Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law. SUPPORT
    • PROP 66: DEATH PENALTY REFORM AND SAVINGS ACT OF 2016. Limits inmate appeals and expedites executions. OPPOSE
    • PROP 67: BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS. SUPPORT

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