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San Mateo County

Voters Deserve Answers

ProChoice San Mateo County was formed to bring visibility and education to voters. Voters deserve to know their candidates’ positions on abortion, so we can make informed decisions about our elected leaders. 

The decisions we make in San Mateo County in the November election directly and immediately impact our communities. Local races also shape our future state and national representation for generations. Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, leader of the AFL-CIO said it best, "State legislators start off as school board members, city council members, county supervisors…No matter what office they’re running for, every candidate in California should be asked their position on Roe & abortion rights." 

With many new districts up for election, there are over 100 candidates running for congress, assembly, board of supervisors, city councils, school districts, and special districts. All of the San Mateo County candidates were contacted with a simple questionnaire to bring transparency about their position on Prop 1 and to describe their commitment to protecting the right to abortion access for women, girls, and people with uteruses - and those who love them. 

ProChoice San Mateo County is a growing multigenerational, multifaith coalition of leaders and community members. Many of us are still mourning the overturning of Roe v Wade. We’ve crossed paths at rallies and cried, and still we know this fight is not over. We feel a responsibility to meet this moment by centering our reproductive rights in the November election at the local level right here in San Mateo County. 
Please join us to shine the light on reproductive rights for 423,601 registered voters in San Mateo County. 

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre


Shelly Masur

Former President DemFems of San Mateo County & Former Redwood City Vice Mayor


Ligia Andrade Zuniga

San Mateo Union High School Trustee


Rev. Dr. Marlyn Bussey

Pastor of St. James AME Zion Church, San Mateo


Lauren Fitzgerald

Co-founder of Grassroots

Law Project


Marta Bookbinder

Former President of League of Women Voters  North & Central

San Mateo County


Kalimah Salahuddin

Founder of Reach Coalition & Board Trustee for the Jefferson Union High School District 


Alexis Lewis

San Mateo NAACP First Vice-President and Political Action Committee Chair


Julie Lind

Executive Secretary-Treasurer, San Mateo Labor Council & CA Labor Federation Vice President 

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Harini Krishnan

Board Member of Fund Her & National Organizing Chair of South Asians for America


Rev. Benjamin Meyers

Former Pastor of Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo


Amourence Lee

San Mateo City Councilwoman & Member of SMC AAPI Task Force

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Rev. Dr. G. Penny Nixon

Co-director, Peninsula Solidarity Cohort


Emily Beach

Councilmember & 

Former Mayor City of Burlingame

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Erin Chazer

President of Peninsula Young Democrats


Petra Silton

Nonprofit Director

San Mateo

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Chelsea Bonini

Former Member of DemFems & San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee

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Davina Hurt

Founder, former Vice President, DemFems & Belmont City Councilwoman


Giselle Hale

Mayor of Redwood City


Emily Ramos

2022 Woman of the Year for the 13th Senate District

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Sophia Heath

Co-founder of

San Mateo Coalition Z

Elected leaders
across the county are with us!

Belmont | Burlingame | Foster City | Half Moon Bay

Menlo Park | Millbrae | Redwood City | San Carlos

San Mateo | South San Francisco | Woodside

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