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About Cari

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.


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

Community Leaders

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.