Coastside Democrats Annual Club Membership Meeting on May 19th

Join us for our Annual Membership meeting.  Guest Speaker will be County Supervisor Ray Mueller.  We will also run a Club election for next year’s Board.

As required by the Club Bylaws, the Board appointed a nominating committee, which consisted of Peihua Ku, April Vargas, and Harvey Rarback. They did an excellent job and are proposing the following candidates for next year’s board:

Barbara Dye, President; Tyler Stone, Vice President; Claire Giovannetti, Secretary; John Dye, Treasurer; at large (3 positions): Barbara Lohman, Cid Young, Maryann Moise, Robert Brownstone.

Nominations for all positions can be made from the floor and require two seconds. Candidates will have one minute each to introduce themselves. The vote will be by paper ballot, and will be tallied by long-time club members. Only members in good standing can vote.

5 March Primary Election Results

Congratulations to our Club Endorsed Candidates!

Josh Becker for State Senate
Marc Berman for State Assembly
April Vargas and Victoria Sanchez de Alba for Democrat District Central Committee


Club Endorsed Marc Berman and Josh Becker at CoastPride holding Coastside Democrats sign

Club Endorsed Marc Berman and Josh Becker at CoastPride holding Coastside Democrats sign

Click here for San Mateo County Primary Election Results

Click here for all California Primary Election Results

Club News

    • The Club’s annual meeting will take place in May. Email if you have suggestions for a guest speaker.
    • We will set up a nominating committee for board members and leadership positions. If you would like to serve, please email
    • Per the Bylaws, the membership year starts on May 1. Membership dues must be current in order to vote at any meeting. All members must be present to vote and must have been a member for at least 30 days prior to the election.
    • The past six months have been full of interesting meetings, but there have been significant costs. Our major expenditures are for the website, PO Box, renting the library and community center, publicity, and paper goods. All hospitality items are donated by board and club members. To see a current financial report, please email
    • In order to continue serving the needs of the membership, the Board voted to increase dues. Any potential members who cannot afford these amounts can reach out for a discounted membership.
    • The new dues are shown below.
        • Regular Family $45
        • Regular Individual $35
        • Senior Family $40
        • Senior Individual/Student $20
        • Friends (non-voting) $50

      Our membership page has been updated.

Thank you for continuing to support our work during this critical year!!

Club Election Candidate Endorsements

Club members voted on Sunday 25 February to endorse Marc Berman for Assembly, Josh Becker for State Senate, and April Vargas, Maryanne Moise, and Victoria Sanchez de Alba for Democratic Central Committee. No candidate for Congress received the 60% of the vote required to receive an endorsement.

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