San Mateo County

San Mateo County Voter Guide

This Election 2020 San Mateo County Voter Guide will help you cut through the rhetoric, election propaganda and biased media coverage of the campaigns. This guide ranks every aspect of a candidate’s record according to experience, integrity and commitment to community. Here you’ll find recommendations for:

  • President
  • Statewide Offices
  • Legislatures
  • Judges
  • Propositions and More!

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Ratings: Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete. Here is our rating system:

  •  : The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement.
  • : Very good.
  • : Acceptable.
  • : Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning.
  • : Terrible. Do Not Vote. All your other votes will count.

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2020 Presidential Election Recommendations

March 3, 2020


  • Joe Biden(D) 
  • Elizabeth Warren (D)
  • Bernie Sanders (D) 
  • Pete Buttigieg (D) 
  • Tom Steyer (D) 
  • Mike Bloomberg (D) 
  • Donald Trump (R)  [Endorsed]
  • Governor William F. Weld (R) 



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U.S. House of Representatives

District 12

  • Nancy Pelosi (D) (incumbent) 
  • Agatha Bacelar 
  • Shahid Buttar (D) 
  • John Dennis (R) 
  • Tom Gallagher (D) 
  • Stephen Jaffe (D) 
  • DeAnne Lorraine (R) 

District 14

  • Jackie Speier (D) (Incumbent)
  • Ran Petel (R)
  • Eric Taylor (I)

California State Senate

State Assembly

District 24

  • Marc Berman (D) 
  • Peter Ohtaki (R) 
  • Kennita Watson (L)