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EveryVoteCountsThe Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted August 24, 2020 to make the following endorsements in the November 3, 2020 General Election:

Mayor

  • Sunnyvale
    • Mayor, dual endorsement
      • Larry Klein
      • Nancy Smith

City Councils

  • Campbell City Council
    • District 2
      • Sergio Lopez
  • Los Gatos
    • Town Council 4 yr term, vote for 2
      • Heidi Owens
  • Mountain View
    • City Council, At Large, vote for 4
      • Sally Lieber
      • Lisa Matichak
      • Alex Nunez
      • Pat Showalter
  • Palo Alto
    • City Council, At Large, vote for 4
      • Pat Burt
      • Steven Lee
      • Cari Templeton

School Districts

  • County Board of Education
    • Area 1
      • Melissa Caswell
  •  MV Whisman School Board
    • At Large, vote for 3
      • Laura Berman
      • Laura Blakely
      • Patrick Neschleba
  • Oak Grove School District
    • Trustee Area 1
      • Allie Hughes
  • Palo Alto Unified School District
    • At Large, vote for 2
      • Jennifer Dibrienza
      • Jesse Ladomirak
  • San Jose – Evergreen Community College District
    • Trustee Area 7
      • Ali Sapirman
  • Alum Rock Union School District
    • At Large, vote for 2
      • Corina Herrera-Loera
      • Brenda Pinal Zendejas

Special Districts

  • El Camino Healthcare District
    • At Large, vote for 3
      • Meghan Fraley
      • Julia E. Miller
      • Carol Ann Somersille

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted June 22, 2020 to make the following endorsements in the November 3, 2020 General Election:

California Senate

  • State Senate District 13
    • Josh Becker, sole endorsement

California Assembly

  • State Assembly District 25
    • Alex Lee, sole endorsement

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted November 11, 2019 to make the following endorsements in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election:

US Congress

  • US Congress District 18
    • Anna Eshoo, sole endorsement

California Senate

  • State Senate District 13
    • Sally Lieber & Shelly Masur, dual endorsement
  • State Senate District 15
    • Ann Ravel, sole endorsement

California Assembly

  • State Assembly District 25
    • Anne Kepner, sole endorsement

County Board

  • County Board of Supervisors District 3
    • Otto Lee, sole endorsement

City Councils

  • San Jose City Council District 2
    • Sergio Jimenez, sole endorsement
  • San Jose City Council District 4
    • David Cohen, sole endorsement
  • San Jose City Council District 10
    • no endorsement

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted September 24, 2018 to make the following endorsements in the November 6, 2018 General Election:

California Senate

  • SD 12
    • Anna Caballero

City Councils

  • Campbell
    • Anne Souza
  • Sunnyvale, Seat 1
    • Gustav Larsson

School Districts

  • Campbell Union High School District
    • Kristiina Arrasmith
  • Cupertino Union School District
    • Lori Cunningham
    • Wil Fluewelling
  • East Side Union High School District
    • Frank Biehl
    • J. Manuel Herrera
    • Kristin Rivers
  • Santa Clara Unified School District, Trustee Area 2
    • Jodi Muirhead

Special Districts

  • Midpeninsula Open Space, Ward 5
    • Karen Holman

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted August 27, 2018 to make the following endorsements in the November 6, 2018 General Election:

City Councils

  • Cupertino
    • Darcy Paul
    • Tara Sreekrishnan
    • Savita Vaidhyanathan
  • Mountain View
    • Lucas Ramirez
    • Pat Showalter
    • Lenny Siegel
  • Palo Alto
    • Eric Filseth
    • Cory Wolbach
  • Sunnyvale, Seat 3
    • Mason Fong

School Districts

  • Alum Rock Unified School District
    • Ernesto Bejarano
    • Ray Mueller
    • Andres Quintero
  • Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 7
    • Claudia Rossi
  • San Jose Unified School District, Trustee Area 2
    • Helen Chapman
  • San Jose Unified School District, Trustee Area 4
    • Brian Wheatley

Candidates advancing to the November 6, 2018 General Election retain their endorsement. The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted July 23, 2018 to make the following endorsements in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election:

US Senator

  • CA
    • Dianne Feinstein

US House of Representatives

  • CA 10
    • Josh Harder
  • CA 21
    • T J Cox
  • CA 22
    • Andrew Janz

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

  • District 4 Susan Ellenberg

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted April 23, 2018 to make the following endorsements in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election:

California Treasurer

  • Fiona Ma

California Board of Equalization

  • District 2
    • Malia Cohen

California Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Tony Thurmond

City of Santa Clara

  • No on Measure A

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted March 26, 2018 to make the following endorsements in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election:

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

  • District 4
    • Jason Baker

San Jose City Council

  • District 9 Rosie Zepeda & Kalen Gallagher ( dual endorsement )

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted February 26, 2018 to make the following endorsements in the November 6, 2018 General Election:

California Assembly

  • AD 25
    • Kansen Chu
  • AD 27
    • Ash Kalra
  • AD 29
    • Mark Stone

California Senate

  • SD 10
    • Bob Wieckowski

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted April 24, 2017 to make the following endorsements in the November 6, 2018 General Election:

US House of Representatives

  • CA 7
    • Ami Bera
  • CA 9
    • Jerry McNerney
  • CA 18
    • Anna Eshoo
  • CA 19
    • Zoe Lofgren

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted April 24, 2017 to make the following endorsement in the May 20, 2017 CDP Officers’ Election:

CDP Chair

  • Kimberly Ellis

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted September 26, 2016 to make the following endorsements in the November 8, 2016 General Election:

City Councils

  • Cupertino
    • David Fung
    • Rod Sinks
  • Mountain View
    • Margaret Abe-Koga
    • Thida Cornes
    • Lucas Ramirez
  • Palo Alto
    • Adrian Fine
    • Liz Kniss
    • Don McDougall
  • Santa Clara District 4
    • Patricia Mahan

School District

  • Foothill-De Anza CCD
    • Patrick Ahrens
    • Laura Casas
    • Peter Landsberger

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted August 22, 2016 to make the following endorsements in the November 8, 2016 General Election:

US President

  • Hillary Clinton

California Senate

  • SD 3
    • Mariko Yamada

City Councils

  • San Jose 2
    • Sergio Jimenez
  • Santa Clara 3
    • John McLemore
  • Santa Clara 7
    • Ahmad Rafah
  • Sunnyvale 4
    • Larry Klein
  • Sunnyvale 6
    • Nancy Smith

School District

  • SCC BOE 3
    • Rosemary Kamei

State Ballot Measures

NO 51 School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment.
YES 52 State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment.
NO 53 Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
YES 54 Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
YES 55 Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
YES 56 Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
YES 57 Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
YES 58 English language education.
YES 59 Campaign finance: voter instruction.
NO 60 Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute.
NO 61 State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute.
YES 62 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
YES 63 Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.
YES 64 Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute.
NO 65 Carry-Out Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute.
NO 66 Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute.
YES 67 Referendum to Overturn Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags.

Local Ballot Measures

YES A Yes on A for Affordable Housing
YES B Countywide Transportation Measure
YES E Opportunity to Work
NO M Sunnyvale Public Lands Act
YES N UUT Modernization Measure
YES V Mountain View Tenants Coalition Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted July 25, 2016 to make the following endorsements in the November 8, 2016 General Election:

California Senate

  • SD 1
    • Rob Rowan

California Assembly

  • AD 6
    • Brian Caples

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted March 27, 2016 to make the following endorsements in the June 7, 2016 California Primary, and in other States:

California Assembly

  • AD 24
    • Vicki Veenker
  • AD 25
    • Kansen Chu
  • AD 27
    • Ash Kalra
  • AD 29
    • Mark Stone
  • AD 30
    • Anna Caballero

San Jose City Council

  • District 2
    • Elias Portales
  • District 6
    • Helen Chapman
  • District 8
    • Joshua Barousse

US House of Representatives

  • NY 19
    • Zephyr Teachout

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted February 22, 2016 to make the following endorsements in the June 7, 2016 California Primary, and in other States:

US Senate

  • CA
    • Kamela Harris
  • IL
    • Tammy Duckworth
  • NH
    • Maggie Hassan
  • NV
    • Catherine Cortez Masto
  • WI
    • Russ Feingold

The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted January 25, 2016 to make the following endorsements in the June 7, 2016 California Primary:

US House of Representatives

  • CA 9
    • Jerry McNerney
  • CA 10
    • Michael Eggman
  • CA 17
    • Mike Honda
  • CA 18
    • Anna Eshoo
  • CA 19
    • Zoe Lofgren

California Senate

  • SD 13
    • Jerry Hill
  • SD 15
    • Jim Beall
  • SD 17
    • Bill Monning

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

  • District 2
    • Cindy Chavez
  • District 5
    • Joe Simitian