About Us

The Coastside Democrats form a progressive, grassroots Club serving the beautiful coastal areas on the West Coast of San Mateo County. The Coastside Democratic Club is chartered by the San Mateo County Democratic Party and is affiliated with the California Democratic Council.

To join the Coastside Democrats, click here.  Click to contact our Treasurer for further questions. for questions.

Our Purpose

The Coastside Democrats support candidates of the Democratic Party and uphold the principles of:

  • Honest and transparent government and elections
  • Equal and inclusive opportunity and justice for all Americans
  • Government benefiting all citizens, not just the wealthy
  • Full respect for our natural environment and international treaties
  • Public health and education, women’s rights and the welfare of seniors
  • Outreach to youth and all ethnic communities

The West Coast of the West Coast

We hold public meetings, register voters, make endorsements, and seek to educate and empower our members and the Public on important local, state, national and global issues.

Membership shall not be denied due to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ethnic identity, physical ability, sexual orientation, or economic status. Members must be paid up 30 days in advance of any voting meeting.  Membership will lapse if dues are more than 45 days past due the May 1st annual renewal date.

Area Served

The Coastside Democrats serves the population living west of Skyline Blvd / Highway 35 and south of the city of Pacifica in San Mateo County (a.k.a. the Coastside). The Coastside has a population of about 25,000. It is separated from the rest of San Mateo County by a range of hills to our east and north. Although it is often considered a bedroom community serving businesses in Silicon Valley it is the main agricultural area of the County. The Coastside is a thriving tourist destination with many hotels, State Parks and Beaches and a bustling harbor at Princeton-by-the-Sea serving both commercial and recreational boaters.

Our area is contained within the 16th Congressional District, the 13th State Senatorial District, the 23rd State Assembly District and the 3rd County Supervisorial District.

Board Members

President: Barbara Dye. Contact our President.
Barbara Dye moved to the Coastside in 2014 after three years in Peace Corps Mexico and 25 years in Palos Verdes. She was active in the PV Democratic Club and represented the area as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2000.

Vice President: Tyler Stone.
Tyler arrived on the Coastside about three years ago, having worked his way up to El Granada from Santa Cruz, prior to which he’d lived in Ventura and Oxnard and Camarillo.

Secretary: Claire Giovannetti.
Claire Giovannetti is a native San Franciscan who has found her way to the coast in retirement. She is a professional musician who has spent her life teaching singers, conducting choirs and singing. She is a fairly new member of the Coastside Democratic Club and is looking forward to working on the board.

Treasurer: John Dye. Contact our Treasurer.

Member at Large: Barbara Lohman

Member at Large: Cid Young

Member at Large: Peihua Ku
Born and raised in New York City, Peihua moved to the Coastside during the Pandemic in 2019.  He also volunteers with CoastPride, Coastside Hope, and the Half Moon Bay Library.

Click here for the Minutes to our Last Board Meeting. Minutes to Previous Meetings are available upon request.

Bylaws Approved on 21 May 2023

BYLAWS OF THE COASTSIDE DEMOCRATS  Approved on March 10, 2005; amended Aug 7, 2014, at the General Membership Meeting; amended May 31, 2015, at the General Membership Meeting; amended May 21, 2017, at the General Membership Meeting; amended November 3, 2017, at the General Membership Meeting; amended June 27, 2020 at the General Membership Meeting; …