San Mateo County

Kevin Mullin (D)55.4%
108,020 votes
David Canepa (D)44.5%
86,733 votes
Race called at 5:28 PM PT on November 12, 2022
99% of votes countedAssociated Press
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Noelia Corzo(incumbent)51.7%
22,227 votes
Charles Stone48.2%
20,735 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County
Ray Mueller62.2%
35,875 votes
Laura Parmer-Lohan37.7%
21,781 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

U.S. House of Representatives, District 16

Top candidate wins seat.

Anna Eshoo (D)(incumbent)57.7%
139,138 votes
Rishi Kumar (D)42.2%
101,695 votes
Race called at 11:28 AM PT on November 10, 2022
99% of votes countedAssociated Press
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State Assembly, District 19

Top candidate wins seat.

Phil Ting (D)(incumbent)81%
133,306 votes
Karsten Weide (R)18.9%
31,245 votes
Race called at 9:57 PM PT on November 8, 2022
99% of votes countedAssociated Press
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State Assembly, District 21

Top candidate wins seat.

Diane Papan (D)72.4%
94,605 votes
Giselle Hale (D)27.5%
35,981 votes
Race called at 5:05 PM PT on November 12, 2022
99% of votes countedAssociated Press
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State Assembly, District 23

Top candidate wins seat.

Marc Berman (D)(incumbent)73.4%
124,515 votes
Tim Dec (R)26.5%
45,121 votes
Race called at 9:58 PM PT on November 8, 2022
99% of votes countedAssociated Press
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Measure K

Belmont. Transient occupancy tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes79.3%
8,346 votes
No20.6%
2,178 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure L

East Palo Alto. Residential rental property business tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes69.9%
2,688 votes
No30%
1,156 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure M

Bayshore Elementary School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes69.5%
770 votes
No30.4%
337 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure N

Millbrae. Transient occupancy tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes78.8%
5,982 votes
No21.1%
1,605 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure O

Brisbane. Hotel business license tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes69.2%
1,222 votes
No30.7%
543 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure P

Redwood City. Mayoral term. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes36.4%
8,602 votes
No63.5%
15,003 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure Q

Pacifica. Fireworks. Advisory measure.

Yes42.7%
6,744 votes
No57.2%
9,014 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure R

La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes62.9%
836 votes
No37%
492 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure S

Redwood City School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes60.4%
17,885 votes
No39.5%
11,711 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure T

South San Francisco Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes63.5%
13,622 votes
No36.4%
7,800 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure U

Brisbane. Sales tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes63.9%
1,080 votes
No36%
609 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure V

Menlo Park. Zoning. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes38.1%
4,850 votes
No61.8%
7,855 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure W

Sequoia Union High School District. School bond. Passes with 55% of the vote.

Yes62.9%
53,278 votes
No37%
31,325 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure X

Burlingame. Business licensing. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes75%
8,463 votes
No24.9%
2,814 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure Y

Pacifica. Sales tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes59.3%
9,574 votes
No40.6%
6,553 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure Z

Redwood City. Elections. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes86.6%
20,008 votes
No13.3%
3,090 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure AA

South San Francisco. Affordable housing. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes58.8%
10,230 votes
No41.1%
7,156 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure BB

San Bruno. Term limits. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes84.4%
10,283 votes
No15.5%
1,897 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure CC

San Mateo. Property transfer tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes71.7%
23,436 votes
No28.2%
9,220 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Measure DD

South San Francisco. Parcel tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes47.2%
8,241 votes
No52.7%
9,206 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Town of Atherton City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Rick DeGolia(incumbent)31.4%
2,198 votes
Bill Widmer(incumbent)29.2%
2,042 votes
Stacy Miles Holland21.4%
1,502 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Belmont Mayor

Top candidate wins seat.

Julia Mates65%
6,357 votes
Warren Lieberman34.9%
3,413 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Belmont City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Gina Latimerlo59.6%
1,053 votes
Michael E. Craig40.3%
711 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Belmont City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Robin K. Pang-Maganaris100%
1,916 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Brisbane City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Madison Davis(incumbent)37.1%
1,055 votes
Terry O'Connell(incumbent)32.8%
933 votes
Anthony Walker30%
854 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Burlingame City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Ricardo Ortiz100%
1,530 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Burlingame City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Michael Brownrigg(incumbent)100%
2,003 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Burlingame City Council, District 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Peter Stevenson65.8%
1,269 votes
Rachel Cyr34.1%
657 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Town of Colma City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Helen Fisicaro(incumbent)38.7%
250 votes
Joanne F. Del Rosario(incumbent)35.3%
228 votes
Laura M. Walsh25.8%
167 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Daly City City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Ray Buenaventura(incumbent)27.1%
14,098 votes
Pamela Digiovanni(incumbent)21.9%
11,388 votes
Rod Daus-Magbual(incumbent)17.2%
8,973 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

East Palo Alto City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Ruben Abrica21.8%
1,517 votes
Martha F. Barragan19.7%
1,369 votes
Webster Lincoln19.4%
1,350 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Foster City City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Stacy Jimenez29%
5,177 votes
Art Kiesel23.9%
4,269 votes
Richa Awasthi23.4%
4,166 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Half Moon Bay City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Debbie Ruddock(incumbent)48.9%
637 votes
Bill Balson38.6%
503 votes
David C. Eblovi12.4%
162 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Menlo Park City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Cecilia T. Taylor(incumbent)100%
929 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Menlo Park City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Drew Combs(incumbent)100%
2,149 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Menlo Park City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Betsy Nash61.3%
1,673 votes
Peter Ohtaki38.6%
1,055 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Millbrae City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Angelina Cahalan55.9%
633 votes
Wayne J. Lee44%
499 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Millbrae City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Maurice Goodman73.4%
1,044 votes
Dzuong (Bob) Trung Nguyen26.5%
378 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Pacifica City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Christine Boles58.4%
1,496 votes
Robby Bancroft41.5%
1,063 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Pacifica City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Mary K. Bier(incumbent)100%
2,527 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Pacifica City Council, District 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Sue Beckmeyer(incumbent)55%
1,935 votes
Paul Chervatin44.9%
1,583 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Portola Valley Town Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Judith A. Hasko29.5%
2,106 votes
Craig S. Taylor21.5%
1,530 votes
Mary Hufty18%
1,285 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Redwood City City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Chris Sturken40.7%
1,091 votes
Margaret Becker38.8%
1,041 votes
Alison Madden.20.3%
546 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Redwood City City Council, District 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Kaia Eakin100%
2,281 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Redwood City City Council, District 6

Top candidate wins seat.

Diane Howard74.8%
3,364 votes
Jerome Madigan25.1%
1,133 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Bruno Mayor

Top candidate wins seat.

Rico E. Medina(incumbent)100%
9,774 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Bruno City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Sandy Alvarez37%
1,321 votes
Jeffrey Tong29.8%
1,063 votes
Jeremy Sarnecky21%
752 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Bruno City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Marty P. Medina(incumbent)55.9%
1,018 votes
Auros Harman44%
800 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Carlos City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Sara McDowell(incumbent)30.5%
9,504 votes
Adam Rak(incumbent)27.4%
8,540 votes
Pranita Venkatesh20.8%
6,488 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Mateo City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Lisa Diaz Nash72.1%
5,442 votes
Nick Atkeson27.8%
2,105 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Mateo City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Robert Newsom Jr.46.1%
2,572 votes
Sarah Fields42%
2,340 votes
Sergio Zygmunt11.7%
657 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Mateo City Council, District 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Adam Loraine51.6%
3,610 votes
Rod Linhares48.3%
3,373 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

South San Francisco City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Mark Addiego(incumbent)66%
2,285 votes
Angelique Presidente33.9%
1,177 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

South San Francisco City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Buenaflor "Flor" Nicolas(incumbent)100%
2,468 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

South San Francisco City Council, District 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Eddie Flores(incumbent)54.2%
1,307 votes
Tom Carney35.3%
851 votes
Brittany Burgo10.3%
250 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

South San Francisco City Clerk

Top candidate wins seat.

Rosa Govea Acosta(incumbent)100%
14,201 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

South San Francisco City Treasurer

Top candidate wins seat.

Frank Risso(incumbent)64.8%
10,028 votes
Annie K. Lo35.1%
5,446 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Woodside Town Council, District 2, Full Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Brian Dombkowski(incumbent)57.6%
293 votes
Steve Lubin23.4%
119 votes
Elizabeth Kaske18.8%
96 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Woodside Town Council, District 3, Full Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Richard "Dick" Brown(incumbent)100%
375 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Woodside Town Council, District 5, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Paul Goeld100%
1,762 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Mateo County Community College District Governing Board, Trustee Area 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Michael Guingona60.1%
16,131 votes
Michael Makstman39.8%
10,674 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District Governing Board

Top two candidates win seat.

Veronica Mazariegos-Anastassiou35.3%
697 votes
Allison Collins34.7%
686 votes
Kelly Bowman Greenwood16.9%
334 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

South San Francisco Unified School District Governing Board, Trustee Area D

Top candidate wins seat.

Amanda Anthony70.2%
2,499 votes
Steven H. Kassel29.7%
1,056 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Sequoia Union High School District Governing Board, Trustee Area A

Top candidate wins seat.

Amy Koo(incumbent)55.6%
7,532 votes
Suvarna Bhopale(incumbent)44.3%
5,994 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Sequoia Union High School District Governing Board, Trustee Area D

Top candidate wins seat.

Sathvik Nori56.9%
7,162 votes
Jo-Ann Byrne Sockolov43%
5,414 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

April Northrup31.5%
9,335 votes
Jackee Bruno24.3%
7,197 votes
David A. Koss22%
6,520 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Jefferson Elementary School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Anthony Tsujisaka31.8%
10,748 votes
Shakeel Ali(incumbent)27.4%
9,266 votes
Aaron Rashba24.4%
8,271 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Ravenswood City School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Laura Nunez31.9%
3,534 votes
Mele Kasavu Latu(incumbent)25.8%
2,852 votes
Tamara Sobomehin(incumbent)25.4%
2,816 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Carlos School District Governing Board, Full Term

Top three candidates win seat.

Sarah Cassanego(incumbent)31.3%
8,274 votes
Ben Kornell(incumbent)28%
7,386 votes
Neil A. Layton(incumbent)25.5%
6,734 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Carlos School District Governing Board, Short Term

Top two candidates win seat.

Tracy Park32.2%
6,083 votes
Sarah Johnson Kinahan28.8%
5,440 votes
Jessica Lynn Rowe16.4%
3,105 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Mateo-Foster City School District Governing Board, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

KENNETH CHIN(incumbent)69.9%
25,567 votes
Randi Paynter30%
10,988 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Woodside Elementary School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Jenny Hayden(incumbent)25.6%
988 votes
Amanda Peiffer25.5%
982 votes
Brett Westervelt19.4%
750 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Broadmoor Police Protection District Board of Commissioners

Top two candidates win seat.

Marie Brizuela(incumbent)41.5%
918 votes
Ralph E. Hutchens(incumbent)41.4%
916 votes
Thomas Hazard17%
376 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

East Palo Alto Sanitary District Board of Directors

Top two candidates win seat.

Ofelia Bello31%
1,661 votes
Dennis C. Scherzer(incumbent)27.5%
1,473 votes
Vanessa Alexandra Smith25.4%
1,359 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Granada Community Services District Board of Directors

Top three candidates win seat.

Barbara Dye(incumbent)31.2%
1,883 votes
Jill M. Grant23.7%
1,432 votes
Jen Randle23.6%
1,423 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board of Directors

Top three candidates win seat.

Chuck Bernstein33.4%
15,361 votes
Robert Jones(incumbent)29%
13,353 votes
Gary L. Bloom(incumbent)27.7%
12,760 votes

Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Commissioners, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Kathryn V. Slater-Carter60.8%
23,969 votes
Cameron Rolfe39.1%
15,441 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors, Zone A

Top candidate wins seat.

William L. Fong56.3%
5,990 votes
Michael Garb(incumbent)43.6%
4,631 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors, Zone E

Top candidate wins seat.

Gerald "Jerry" Shefren54.7%
9,103 votes
Kenneth J. Loo45.2%
7,512 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Woodside Fire Protection District Board of Directors, Full Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Matt Miller(incumbent)75.3%
4,799 votes
Lloyd Day24.6%
1,573 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County
 

U.S. House of Representatives, District 15

Rep. Jackie Speier's retirement at the end of this term has created the first open House seat in the Bay Area since 2014. District 15 covers most of San Mateo County and parts of San Francisco. Democratic state Assemblymember Kevin Mullin finished first in the primary election, with 41% of the vote, ahead of San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa, also a Democrat, who received 24% of the vote.

Top candidate wins seat.

Kevin Mullin (D)55.4%
108,020 votes
David Canepa (D)44.5%
86,733 votes
Race called at 5:28 PM PT on November 12, 2022
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Candidates

Kevin Mullin
California State Assemblymember
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David Canepa
San Mateo County Supervisor
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Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.

Health Care

What policies do you support to improve health care quality and access?

Mullin, as a state Assembly member, supported legislation to expand Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented immigrants over the age of 49, and voted for a bill earlier this year to move California toward a single-payer health care system. He says he’ll support similar laws in Congress, while allowing nonprofit providers, like Kaiser Permanente, to operate during any transition to government-run care.

Canepa is making Seton Medical Center a focal point of his campaign: He was born in the hospital, fought as a supervisor to save it from bankruptcy and helped transition the facility into a treatment center for COVID-19 patients. Canepa also says he will support a Medicare for All plan in Congress to guarantee health care coverage to all Americans.

Housing

What will you do to improve housing affordability?

Mullin points to a package of statewide laws he wrote in 2017 that have made it easier for school districts to build teacher housing and that allow local governments to create affordable housing authorities, which can set aside property tax dollars to build affordable housing projects. In Congress, Mullin pledges he will work to secure a significant amount of federal funding for his district.

Canepa says the pandemic caused an affordable housing “crisis on steroids” for the county. He touts his role as a county supervisor in working to allocate over $100 million for affordable housing, including more than $12 million for the Midway Village project in Daly City, which he says will be the largest affordable housing project in the history of the county.

Education

What is your plan for supporting students and learners at all stages of life?

Mullin notes his support of California’s new universal transitional kindergarten program, which will spend $2.7 billion to provide preschool education to every 4-year-old in the state. In Congress, he vows to push for funding to expand apprenticeship programs in the construction trades, along with skills-training programs to help workers shift from industrial jobs to employment in the clean energy sector.

Canepa touts his backing of a $2 million grant to the San Mateo County Community College District to cover tuition for 500 new students. He says in Congress he will push for more funding for after-school programs, community colleges and early childhood education.

 

Your Questions, Answered

We brought your questions to the candidates and got their answers to the questions most important to you.

Valerie in San Bruno asks:

I am a senior. Closest SamTrans is about a mile away. Poor public transportation in Monte Verde in San Bruno. Skyline Blvd and College should have a stop that can take you to El Camino or north or south. What can be done to improve public transportation for San Bruno?

Mullin says "As a former member of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, I am passionate about seeking funding to improve the Bay Area’s crucial transportation network - which has huge needs, but also incredible opportunities to transform itself into a truly world-class, integrated nine-county system, including the electrification of Caltrain. I advocated for and delivered major Transportation Infrastructure Funding to the Peninsula during my 10 years in the California State Assembly. In Congress, I will fight to ensure that CA-15 is a major recipient of the Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal investments so that we can expand access to low-carbon public transportation, including creating more public transportation for communities like San Bruno."

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

 

County Supervisor, District 2

San Mateo-Foster City School District trustee Noelia Corzo and Belmont Councilmember Charles Stone are running to represent San Mateo, Foster City and Belmont on the county Board of Supervisors, in a seat currently held by Supervisor Carole Bloom. In the June primary, Stone received 45% of the vote, while Corzo received 42%.

Top candidate wins seat.

Noelia Corzo(incumbent)51.7%
22,227 votes
Charles Stone48.2%
20,735 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Candidates

Noelia Corzo
San Mateo-Foster City School District, Board Trustee
DEMOCRAT
Charles Stone
Belmont Councilmember
DEMOCRAT
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.

Cost of Living

What will you do to advance economic equity and bring down the cost of living?

Corzo says she’s been a renter all her life and has experienced homelessness. She supports setting a minimum wage for the unincorporated areas of the county — but argues that “we can’t just stop there.” As supervisor, she wants to incentivize and push cities in the county to raise their own minimum wages. She also supports expanding The Big Lift, a county program to boost third-grade reading proficiency through investments in preschool and summer learning.

Stone also supports raising the county minimum wage. As mayor of Belmont, Stone voted in 2017 to incrementally increase the city’s minimum wage, which reached $15.00 by 2020. He has vowed to expand county recreation programs and boost funding for health care services.

Housing

What is your vision for housing development in the county?

Corzo is calling for the county to invest more money in affordable housing. In 2016, she volunteered for the campaign to pass Measure Q, an unsuccessful ballot measure to enact rent control in the city of San Mateo. More recently, she has worked with Faith in Action, a nonprofit that advocates for tenants.

Stone says the county needs to “get serious about densifying the transit corridor along the El Camino Real and along the Caltrain line,” with a focus on building more affordable housing. He has touted his role in helping Belmont meet its state-mandated requirements for the development of new housing.

Climate

San Mateo faces the greatest risks from sea-level rise of any Bay Area county. What climate policies would you support as supervisor?

Corzo acknowledges that San Mateo is “uniquely vulnerable when it comes to sea-level rise” and says “folks that are most directly affected are usually low-income people of color who do not have a voice in terms of what their needs are.” She opposes the express lane expansion on Highway 101 and says the government should be focusing instead on investments in public transportation. As supervisor, she would advocate for more resources for firefighters and conservationists in the county’s rural areas.

Stone touts his work passing local building codes in Belmont that require most new apartment buildings to be all-electric, surpassing state energy-use mandates. As supervisor, he wants to pursue similar initiatives through the county’s Office of Sustainability. And he thinks the county can become a leader in climate policy by providing its cities with legislative templates, because “all of our local cities are run by folks who are overworked and underpaid.”

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

  • For Noelia Corzo

  • Rick Bonilla, deputy mayor, San Mateo
  • Amourence Lee, City Council member, San Mateo
  • California Nurses Association
  • San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association
  • For Charles Stone

  • Carole Groom, supervisor, San Mateo County
  • Kevin Mullin, state Assembly member
  • Jackie Speier, U.S representative
  • San Mateo County Labor Council
 

County Supervisor, District 3

Menlo Park Councilmember Ray Mueller and San Carlos Councilmember Laura Parmer-Lohan face off in a runoff for a seat covering San Mateo County’s coastal region, a district currently represented by outgoing Supervisor Don Horsley. In the June primary, Mueller finished with 34% of the vote, ahead of Parmer-Lohan’s 31%.

Top candidate wins seat.

Ray Mueller62.2%
35,875 votes
Laura Parmer-Lohan37.7%
21,781 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Candidates

Laura Parmer-Lohan
San Carlos Councilmember
DEMOCRAT
Ray Mueller
Menlo Park Councilmember
DEMOCRAT
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.

Housing Affordability

What is your plan for making housing in the county more affordable?

Parmer-Lohan says that during her time on the San Carlos City Council she has witnessed a shift among residents, many of whom initially pushed for a construction moratorium and are now demanding more housing. She proposes that the county look to build on vacant land, such as the former site of Bay City Flowers in Half Moon Bay. “I think that could be a really great location to create affordable housing,” she says. Parmer-Lohan also says she will look to open more navigation centers in the county that offer supportive housing services for unhoused residents, like the one currently under construction in Redwood City.

Mueller touts his service on the board of directors of LifeMoves, a nonprofit that develops supportive housing and provides services to the unhoused. On the Menlo Park City Council, Mueller advocated for a community land trust that would allow residents of affordable housing to lease and eventually own their units, “and see a bit of equity from that housing.” He agrees with the need to develop affordable housing on vacant land, but warns that building on the Bay City Flowers site is “going to be about $21 million, it’s not cheap.”

Sheriff Oversight

What is your vision for law enforcement in the county? Would you support the establishment of a civilian oversight board for the Sheriff’s Office?

Parmer-Lohan says she is committed to creating a civilian oversight committee with an inspector general with subpoena power. “Many community members do not feel that ‘Protect and Serve’ applies to them,” she says. Parmer-Lohan touts her recent push for a $350,000 federal budget allocation to the Sheriff’s Office to to help train deputies to respond to mental health crises.

Mueller also supports the creation of an oversight committee, saying “I think it’s important going forward for the Sheriff’s Office to build trust with the community.” He wants to see law enforcement in the county walking beats and “actually interacting with community members.” Mueller touts his record, as council member, of working closely with local law enforcement. He specifically points to an ordinance he crafted in collaboration with the Menlo Park Police Department that limits its ability to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Transportation

What is your plan to reduce traffic and improve public transportation for coastside residents?

Parmer-Lohan says reliable public transportation needs to extend south of Half Moon Bay. She also promises to improve bike and pedestrian safety and access in the district. “We need to make sure that our bike and pedestrian infrastructure is safe and motivates people to get out of their cars,” she says. She points to similar improvements she pushed for in San Carlos that resulted in more residents biking and walking.

Mueller is calling for more coastal transit shuttle options to help mitigate tourist traffic. He says the county should start planning for new ways to alleviate traffic on Highway 92 between Interstate 280 and Half Moon Bay, such as a gondola going over the hill. “We’re going to have to be creative, we’re going to have to think outside the box in that way,” he says.

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

 

Measure V

Should the Menlo Park City Council be prohibited from rezoning or redesignating certain properties that were zoned and designated for single-family detached homes?

Passes with a majority vote. Read the full measure.

Menlo Park. Zoning. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes38.1%
4,850 votes
No61.8%
7,855 votes
Updated at 7:13 PM PT on December 1, 2022
San Mateo County

Yes Argument

Measure V gives voters more control over development in Menlo Park — specifically, the ability to protect single-family neighborhoods. City Council members should get the permission of residents before approving projects that could bring construction, traffic and crowding to these neighborhoods.

No Argument

Measure V would exacerbate racial and economic segregation and make it harder to develop affordable housing for teachers and working families in Menlo Park. The measure would also burden city taxpayers with ongoing legal costs because it potentially violates state and federal housing law.

Key Supporters

  • Menlo Balance
  • Peter Ohtaki, former mayor, Menlo Park
  • Chuck Bernstein, president, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Henry Riggs, planning commissioner, Menlo Park Planning Commission

Key Opponents