The San Mateo Daily Journal will be making its endorsements throughout the election season and will provide a full list by Election Day, Nov. 3. Check back as this endorsement list is completed.
Vying to represent Redwood City’s District 3, consisting of the majority minority neighborhood of Friendly Acres, activist Lissette Espinoza-Garnica, public health professional Isabella Chu and incumbent Janet Borgens emphasized equity in their vision for the city.
While March of this year feels like a different time for many reasons, it was then that Foster City voters decided to go in a new direction and recall councilman Herb Perez and replace him with former police captain Jon Froomin. Since then, Froomin has proven to be a quick study and collabor…
When it comes to difficult times, experience counts. And so does understanding the community one serves. On both accounts, Belmont has two excellent leaders in Councilwoman Davina Hurt and Councilman Tom McCune.
Wildfire preparedness is increasingly top of mind for Belmont residents and the candidates running for City Council in November.
With the first district elections taking place in Redwood City, two candidates are vying to represent the Redwood Shores neighborhood in District 1, former mayor Jeff Gee and current Planning Commissioner Nancy Radcliffe.
With fears that the pandemic could crumble budgets across the Peninsula, three local cities are looking to stabilize finances with taxes which opponents of the measures claim are irresponsible or undeserved.
San Mateo voters have a tough choice, but should be heartened to know they will be represented well whoever wins the San Mateo Council race. This is not a statement made lightly.
The incumbent candidates in the Foster City Council race say the current council — for the first time in years — works well together and should remain intact, but two challengers say change is needed.
The three candidates competing for two open seats on the San Mateo City Council have taken similar positions on a pair of controversial land use measures on the November ballot.
One of the top issues for the city of San Carlos for the next few years will be development of the east side at Industrial Road. There is significant interest in the area, and managing that well while also getting community benefits could solve a number of issues — revenue, housing, open spa…
Proposition 14: Authorizes $5.5 billion to fund grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine for stem cell research. In 2004, Californians agreed to allow the state to borrow $3 billion to fund stem cell research and to launch the California Institute for Regenerative Medic…
Development and the future of San Carlos’ east side is top of mind for the four candidates vying for City Council seats including incumbent Mayor Ron Collins, Planning Commissioner John Dugan, Apple executive David Tom and newcomer JT Eden.
They say experience counts in a crisis, and it does. South San Francisco incumbent Rich Garbarino, the city’s current mayor, has that experience.
The city of Half Moon Bay has enjoyed stable leadership in the past few years and its representatives on the City Council have a reputation for progressive thought and listening to the community.
In Half Moon Bay’s first by-district election in November, incumbent Mayor Adam Eisen is competing with challenger Joaquin Jimenez to represent District 3 on the City Council.
Divergent opinions on the direction of South San Francisco are at the center of the Industrial City’s only contested race in this election, with Mayor Rich Garbarino facing a challenge from newcomer James Coleman.
Though construction is underway on a sweeping mixed-use development at the Millbrae train station, fissures from approving the plans continue to divide those running for City Council.
In a rare contested race featuring experienced candidates hoping to become the Peninsula’s only independently-elected mayor, two colleagues are running for the top spot in San Bruno.
With the pandemic expected to deal a mighty blow to an already wobbly budget, four candidates are running for two open San Bruno City Council seats to help solidify the city’s financial footing.
The track to getting Measure RR on the ballot has been long and hard. First, it took special legislation to allow it to be placed on the ballot and months of discussion over timing. Then, at the eleventh hour, the coalition of three counties fell apart as San Francisco and Santa Clara sought…
On the November ballot is an eighth-cent sales tax for Caltrain that proponents say is needed to save the railroad from a pandemic-induced financial crisis and also realize plans to grow service to BART-like levels over the next two decades.
San Mateo County officials, confident with the Election Office’s ability to manage mass mail-in-voting, have been gearing up for a busy election season while launching a new mobile center catering to the needs of rural communities.
Two competing measures on the November ballot seek to extend building height and density caps throughout San Mateo for 10 years, but one of the measures exempts areas around train stations from those restrictions.
With longtime Trustee Marc Friedman leaving his position on the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees, there is an opportunity for a newcomer to step up into the leadership role.
The timing is poor but the need is clear. The San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is asking voters for a $409 million bond measure that will cost property owners $30 per $100,000 assessed value and garner about $27 million a year for 15 years.
While the school system navigates unique challenges posed by the pandemic, an incumbent and two challengers are vying for the opportunity to fill two open seats on the San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees.
The Sequoia Union High School District is facing two big challenges — how to replace its recently departed superintendent and how to refine distance learning and reopening plans as soon as it is safe.
The San Bruno Park Elementary School District has been through a lot in recent years. A revolving door of superintendents, declining enrollment and revenue, board dysfunction. This most recent era is a sad legacy following a prior era of fiscal mismanagement and personality politics that end…
Prioritizing his family and the needs of local students seeking higher education, former San Mateo County Community College District administrator Eugene Whitlock announced the withdrawal of his candidacy from the district’s Board of Trustees race.
With concerns about constant administrative turnover and other shortcomings in the San Bruno Park Elementary School District, two newcomers are racing against an incumbent for the school board.
With the pandemic shaking up everything in the Sequoia Union High School District from the classroom to the superintendent’s office, a bevy of school board candidates are offering a steady hand.
By most accounts, Rod Hsiao has been a solid representative on the San Mateo County Board of Education for the past 14 years. He does his homework, thinks creatively and always looks for new ways to serve this county’s youth.
The San Mateo County Community College District fills an important role in our area in that it provides job training, a path to a four-year university and community enrichment. Its role is often amplified in recessions as those newly without jobs look to brush up on skills for a new career path.
Two experienced education officials are facing off in a rare contested race for the San Mateo County Board of Education.
A swell of attention and focus is forming around the historically placid community college district this election season, as three contested races are underway for the Board of Trustees.
Despite signing a sizable settlement agreement seemingly severing his relationship with the San Mateo County Community College District, a former district employee claimed the deal does not jeopardize his candidacy in the Board of Trustees race.
Following public calls for a fair and transparent election cycle, the Redwood City Council unanimously supported placing Michael Smith, the only candidate running in District 4, on November’s ballot.
With a second deadline past in races in which an incumbent did not file, several races for the November election have added candidates who either filed before Wednesday or had material pending after Friday’s deadline.
From congressional candidates to school measures, voters in the Daily Journal coverage area from South San Francisco to Redwood City will have plenty of choices leading up to November.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone knows that living in California comes with a price: Its residents pay some of the nation's highest taxes on the money they earn, the gas they pump and the clothes they wear. But for the moment, at least, it appears voters have had enough.
Updated voting results from Tuesday’s election released Thursday afternoon showed that San Mateo County voters were on track to approve a handful of bonds and measures benefiting local school districts.
Updated voting results from Tuesday’s election released Wednesday afternoon showed that San Mateo County voters were on track to approve a handful of bonds and measures benefiting local school districts.
Democrat Josh Becker and Republican Alex Glew are heading to a runoff split down party lines in the race for the District 13 seat vacated by state Sen. Jerry Hill, according to initial election results.
Tax measures proposed to benefit local elementary school districts were too close to call, according to initial election results which also showed a bond for the high school district apparently headed for failure.
Foster City Councilman Herb Perez has been recalled by an overwhelming majority of voters, making him the first councilmember to be recalled in the city since 1977.
Democrats outnumber Republicans in every city in San Mateo County — including the traditional GOP enclaves of Atherton and Hillsborough — a political domination that swells to more than five times as many Democrats as Republicans in Daly City and a 10 to 1 margin in East Palo Alto.
A voter called the San Mateo County Elections Office about her ballot omitting the Measure N parcel tax for San Carlos schools, a county official said of how an error in the mailing of 2,046 ballots was discovered.
The Peninsula’s two longtime Congresswomen are running for re-election in the spring primary against a bevy of challengers — most upstart candidates or those running grassroots campaigns.