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San Francisco Peninsula


  • President: Bernie Sanders+
  • Congress CD 17: Ro Khanna+
  • Congress CD 18: Anna Eshoo


  • Proposition 13 (2020): Yes
  • State Senate SD 13: Shelly Masur^
  • State Senate SD 15: Ann Ravel^
  • Assembly AD 24: Marc Berman
  • Assembly AD 25: Anne Kepner^
  • SEIU-UHW Executive Board Member: La Trena Robinson^


  • Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 5: Joe Simitian
  • San Mateo County Board of Education: Chelsea Bonini^


East Palo Alto

  • City Council: Lisa Gauthier*^

Foothill-DeAnza Community College

  • Measure G: Yes
  • Measure H: Yes (flip the ballot page; it's on the back)

Menlo Park

Mountain View

  • Measure D: No
  • Measure T: Yes

Democratic Central Committee (DCC)

Santa Clara County

  • AD 24 (Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale):
    • Cari Templeton^+
    • Bill James*
    • Emily Ramos*^
    • Margaret Okuzumi+
    • Steve Chessin
  • AD 25 (Milpitas, Santa Clara, and parts of San José):
    • Clarence Madrilejos*
    • Michael Vargas*
  • AD 27 (San José):
    • Roxanne^
  • AD 28 (Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, parts of San José):
    • Angelica Ramos*
    • Patrick Ahrens
    • James Kim
    • Shanta “Shay” Franco-Clausen*^+

San Mateo County

  • District 2

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San Francisco & North Bay

State Legislature

BART Board of Directors

  • Ward 3: Rebecca Saltzman*^

San Francisco

San Francisco DCC

East Bay

State Legislature


Alameda County DCC

  • Julie Diaz Waters^


  • City Council, District 5: Sophie Hahn*^


  • School Board, District 7: Ay’Anna Moody^
  • City Council, District 1: Stephanie Dominguez Walton^
  • City Council, District 7: Treva Reid^

Peralta Community College

  • Board of Directors: Karen Weinstein^

South Bay & Santa Cruz

Monterey County


Santa Cruz County DCC

More in California

Northern CA & Sierras

US Congress

State Legislature

  • Assembly AD 1: Elizabeth Betancourt

Nevada County

Central Valley

US Congress

State Legislature

San Joaquin County

Solano County

Solano County DCC

  • District 1: Tiffanee Jones^
  • District 3: Bonnie Hamilton^
  • District 5: Bridgett Hunley^
  • District 5: Doriss Panduro^

San Luis Obispo County


  • City School Board: Jessie Ryan^
  • City Council, District 4: Katie Valenzuela
  • City Council, District 8: Mai Vang^
  • Supervisor, District 3: Tiffany Mock-Goeman^



Southern CA

US Congress

State Legislature

  • State Senate SD 19: Monique Limon
  • State Senate SD 23: Kris Goodfellow^
  • Assembly AD 35: Dawn Addis
  • Assembly AD 71: Liz Lavertu+
  • Assembly AD 72: Dierdre Thu-Ha Nguyen
  • Assembly AD 37: Elsa Granados^
  • Assembly AD 46: Lanira Murphy^

San Diego

San Diego DCC

  • AD 75: Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, Ph.D.^

Los Angeles

Los Angeles DCC

  • District 7: Janet Foster^
  • District 38: Stacy Fortner^
  • District 38: Marilyn Grunwald^

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* Candidates with an asterix are running for re-election

^ Candidates with a carat are Emerge program participants or alumnae

+ Candidates with a plus are Berniecrats

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