- Medicare for All
- Housing for All
- Green New Deal
- Abolish ICE
- Protect Women’s Rights
- Living Wage & Worker’s Rights
- Clean Air and Water
- Invest in Our Communities
- Criminal Justice Reform
- Tuition Free Public University
- Common Sense Gun Reform
Cari Templeton is active in politics, as a delegate to the California Democratic Party and served on the board of its Progressive Caucus (2017-2019). She also co-founded a local Democratic club. As her club representative, she sits on the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee, where she serves on the endorsement committee and the by-laws review committee.
After over a decade at Google working on products such as Google Analytics, Doubleclick, and Nest, in 2017 Cari retired from technical program management to complete her master’s degree at Stanford, after which she dedicated herself to public service. In 2018, she graduated from Emerge California, the premier incubator program for current and future women candidates. Now, she works on state and local political campaigns in digital strategy helping elect progressive women. Cari serves as a Planning & Transportation Commissioner for the City of Palo Alto since December 2018.
What's Central Committee?
The County Central Committee represents the local leadership of the Democratic Party. Members are elected during the party primary in Presidential years, six per district. Cari is running for Democratic Central Committee in Santa Clara County in the 24th Assembly District which covers Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Stanford, and Sunnyvale.
I'm running to become an elected member of the Santa Clara County Democratic Party.
How to Vote
Easy! Central Committee candidates are on your presidential primary ballot, on the same page as presidential candidates.
In the March 2020 primary election, registered Democrats will be electing their Central Committee Members to be the leaders of their local Democratic Party. I'm running for "Member of County Central Committee, 24th Assembly District." I'd love your support.
Voting in person is not required.
E N D O R S E M E N T S
Current & Former Elected Officials
Within the District
Alison Cormack, Palo Alto City Council Member*
Lori Cunningham, Cupertino USD School Board President*, Los Altos resident
Adrian Fine, Palo Alto Mayor*
Neysa Fligor, Los Altos Vice Mayor*
Ellen Kamei, Mountain View Vice Mayor*
Liz Kniss, Palo Alto City Council Member and past Mayor*
Otto Lee, past Sunnyvale Mayor,* DNC member, and candidate for County Supervisor
Gail Price, past Palo Alto Council Member*
Lenny Siegel, past Mountain View Mayor*
Nancy Smith, Sunnyvale City Vice Mayor*
Kavita Tankha, Los Altos Hills Vice Mayor*
In the Greater Bay Area
Drew Combs, Menlo Park Vice Mayor*
Giselle Hale, Redwood City Council Member*
Shelly Masur, Redwood City Vice Mayor* and candidate for State Senate
Peninsula for Everyone
Stacey Ashlund, 2018 Palo Alto School Board candidate
Kelsey Banes, Palo Alto
Elizabeth Beheler, Palo Alto
Nancy Bremeau, 2018 Los Altos City Council candidate
Edie Keating, Palo Alto
Steven Lee, Palo Alto Human Relations Commissioner
Alexander Melendrez, San Bruno Park & Recreations Commissioner, CADEM Delegate
Jeff Salzman, Palo Alto
Elaine Uang, Palo Alto
*Titles for identification purposes only.