Ray first emigrated from Honduras to the United States in 2009. Since then, he has earned a degree from San Francisco State University and dedicated his professional career to civil service. Ray is an engaged and active volunteer in his community.
Currently, he is an alternate member for district 1 of the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee, a member of the Chicano Latino Caucus for the California Democratic Party, a member of Peninsula Young Democrats, and recently co-founded the San Mateo County Latinx Democratic Club where he serves as an executive board member. Ray is a firm believer in equality, justice, and liberty for all.
He will prioritize issues concerning renewable energy, affordable housing, and increasing the representation of historically marginalized populations in the CA Democratic Party. His favorite pastimes are beekeeping, gardening, and wilderness backpacking. He lives in Burlingame, CA, with his wife, Alice.
Rudy is a lifelong servant-leader from Miami, Florida, and son of political refugees from Nicaragua. Rudy Espinoza has a degree in Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University, focusing on social development, agriculture, and business.
After 13 years in the Technology, Food and Beverage, and Healthcare industries, he has shifted to public service. Most recently, he was the Field Coordinator for the California Democratic Party in San Mateo County, where he created the infrastructure for over 10,000 volunteer shifts that resulted in over 5M calls (the highest in CA) for Biden, key US Senate races, CA Congressional races, and locally endorsed candidates and measures. His passion is serving others, and he lives it through his work in gun violence prevention, affordable housing, and LGBTQ+ and farmworker rights advocacy.
Rudy sits on the SMC DCC Farmworker Affairs Committee, is a co-founder and Vice President of the SMC LatinX Democratic Club, and co-founder of the SMC Stonewall Democratic Club. He is also the current State Communications Lead for California Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and a board member of Barrio La Planta Project, an international non-profit providing access to education for rural students, for the past 11 years. He was also the former Co-Chair of Our Family Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of equity for LGBTQ+ families.
He loves residing in the Bay Area with his husband, Kasey, and their kitty, Leia. The Espinoza family is excited about their baby girl expected in April 2021. He enjoys salsa dancing, cooking Nicaraguan food, and sci-fi movies and novels.
Sam Hindi is a current Councilmember and former Mayor of Foster City and just got re-elected on November 3, 2020. He has been serving on the city council since 2015. Sam was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the 2016 and 2020 Democratic National Conventions. He is currently serving as an ADEM representative for AD 22 and is a member of the CDP’s Finance Committee.
Why is it important to elect a progressive ADEM delegate as Sam Hindi?
It is now more important than ever, that we as Democrats adhere to our values and represent the working and middle class. Since 2016, our American values and ideals have been under attack by Trump and the Republican Party as his accomplice. We are the party of inclusiveness and diversity. We believe there is room for all of us and our diversity is a source of enrichment and strength. We must stand up and continue to advocate for Medicare for all, fight for economic, social, racial and environmental justice. As your representative I will uphold and advocate for those values and ideals so the Democratic Party remains the party of the people. I respectfully ask for your vote.
VVOTE DAN STEGINK! VOTA POR DAN STEGINK!
ADVOCATING FOR CLEAN WATER FOR CHILDREN AND BEACHES, CLEAN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS
WORKING TO PROTECT DACA AND DREAMERS, OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
Independencia, Acción, y Resultados
Independence, Action, and Results:
CDP 20-11.20 “Taking the Hate Out of Homeownership”, (Stegink AD22, Lewis AD22) (Removes racist terms and language referring to Asians, Latinos and Blacks from California real estate documents)
CDP 19-08.13 “Encouraging 2020 US Presidential Candidates to Prioritize Humane Immigration Reform in their First 100 Days Plan”, (Sanchez De Alba AD22, Stegink AD22, Medina AD19)
CDP 20-06.12 “Opposing the Discriminatory Interpretation of the Public Charge Decision”, (Sanchez De Alba AD22, Stegink, CDP AD22, Medina AD19)
CDP 19-05.49 “Against Citizenship Questions on US Census" (Stegink AD22, Sanchez De Alba AD22) (Protected DACA and Dreamers, preserved $270M in SMC funding from federal government)
CDP 20-06.48 "Urging Local Governments to consciously and intentionally seek and appoint candidates of color to both vacated elected office with unexpired terms and appointed positions" (Stegink AD22, Lewis AD22)
CDP 20-11.13 “Providing Basic Life Saving Measures for Detainees, Arrestees, and Prisoners”, (Stegink AD22)
CDP 20-06.37 “Protect Farmworkers as Essential Workers”, (Sanchez De Alba AD22, Fernandez AD22, Stegink AD22)
CDP 20-11.04 “Maintain Cash Retail (Stegink AD22)
CDP 20-11.26 “Opposing the Sale of Dangerous Fireworks for Non Commercial Use”, (Stegink AD22)
Chris Sturken is a life-long resident of Peninsula. He grew up in Belmont and now lives in Redwood City. He comes from a family of 4 generations of railroaders who worked for several railroad operators including Caltrain. He earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University. He served the City of Hayward through the CivicSpark AmeriCorps Program in 2016-17. Then he worked for Green Foothills, interned at the Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County, and is now the Community Outreach Specialist at HIP Housing.
Chris Sturken is an active member of the community. He currently serves on the County of San Mateo’s LGBTQ Commission, the San Mateo County Pride Center’s Community Advisory Board, and Green Foothills’ Advisory Board. He is also co-founder and Co-Chair of the San Mateo County Stonewall Democrats and is active in other community organizations including Peninsula Young Democrats and One San Mateo.
Chris Sturken is most passionate about housing, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial equity. He became politicized in the wake of the 2016 election and campaigned for a tenant protection measure in the City of San Mateo. Following the outcome of the election, he became one of the founding members of One San Mateo, a community group that successfully advocated for an ordinance to assist tenants temporarily displaced from unsafe housing units in the City. Then in Redwood City, he became a vocal supporter of Accessory Dwelling Units which continues to be a heated issue in the City.
He identifies as queer and is a member of the LGBTQ+ community. He understands personally the importance of representation in positions of leadership to ensure that the needs of marginalized communities are appropriately represented.
He identifies as a person of faith. Raised in a conservative Christian home, he struggled with internalized homophobia and came out in his college years. At San Francisco State University, he found LGBTQ+ affirming faith community. He became enlightened about white privilege and systemic racism as a result of his studies and faith community. This inspired his passion for racial equity.
I have been a union member working in the Solid Waste and Recycling industry since 1998, starting as a sorter in a transfer station and eventually becoming a curbside collection driver. I remained in that position until 2013, when I was hired as a Business Representative for Teamsters Local 350 which represents 2,500 Solid Waste and Recycling workers in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties. In addition to serving as a Business Representative,
I have served on the Executive Board as Recording Secretary, President, and my current role as Secretary-Treasurer/Principal Officer. I also serve as a board member for the San Francisco Labor Council, San Mateo County Central Labor Council, San Mateo County Union Community Alliance, Teamsters Assistance Program, Teamsters Benefit Trust and as a Commissioner on the California Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling. My wife Susy and I were both born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and have been married for twenty-three years.
We grew up in South San Francisco and met at South San Francisco High School. After starting a family, we moved further down the peninsula to Belmont, eventually ending up in Redwood Shores where we currently reside. We have two amazing daughters who are both currently attending college.
I am Rick Bonilla and I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. Since attaining voting age, I have only voted Democrat. Since 1992, I have played an active role in many Democratic campaigns. From 2006 through 2011, I was a delegate to the CA State Party representing the SM County Democratic Committee. Since 2011, I have been an Assembly Delegate.
As a member of the San Mateo City Council I currently hold the following elected or appointed positions:
- San Mateo City Council, where I have been working to bring justice, dignity and respect for all!
- Elected Representative of SM County Cities at ASSOC. of BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS (ABAG) Regional Planning Committee and Housing Methodology Committee
- Member, Board of Directors (BOD’s) and Exec. Committee at Peninsula Clean Energy
- Member, BOD’s and Zero Landfill Committee at South Bayside Waste Management Authority
- Member, BOD’s and Vice Chair at Housing Endowment and Regional Trust (HEART OF SMC)
- Member and Vice Chair of League of CA Cities, Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations Committee
In these (and more) positions that I hold, we are not just “talking” about cutting greenhouse gas emissions, building green infrastructure, building affordable housing, moving people to alternative modes of transportation, but actually doing it. I am working with many others to bring real, meaningful, transportation improvements and working to craft truly progressive Democratic legislation. I believe that we need to work very hard to bring justice, dignity and respect to all people of color, immigrants, poor working people and many more who have waited so long for those words at the end of the Pledge of Allegiance, “ …with liberty and justice for all” to really mean something.
I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE so we can continue this momentum and make our world a better place.
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