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San Mateo County Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 2

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Nancy Yarbrough

10,526 votes (17.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I want to continue my work to make San Mateo County and California a better place for all members of the community.
  • I have a long history of working to rescue animals and want to encourage intelligent legislation that improves conditions for companion animals .
  • I try to be responsive to my community and constituents about what concerns them in the community and be a force in the Democratic Party to further discussion.



Profession:San Mateo County Democratic Committee Controller and Community Activist
Controller, San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (2015–current)
Chairperson, AD 19 Democratic Committee — Elected position (2005–2007)


College of San Mateo Electronics Engineering (current)

Community Activities

Member Board of Directors, San Francisco Bay Scottish Terrier Club (2014–current)
Board Member and Rescue Coordinator, San Francisco Bay Scottish Terrier Club (2009–current)


I was born in San Mateo and have a lifelong love for my hometown.  I became involved in politics to help support my community to grow and expand without losing the qualities that make San Mateo County "home".  As a member of San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee (SMCDCC), I have helped elect many wonderful representatives to our county.  As an elected member of SMCDCC I do more than show up to meetings.  I am involved in every aspect of the committee from planning and catering events to cleaning up the trash after the event.  As a current member of the SMCDCC Executive Board, I strive to do everything possible to support the Democrats within San Mateo County.

In 2015 I was unanimously elected to become Controller for SMCDCC by my peers.  I have a reputation for keeping quality high while operating within or below budget.  My philosophy is to keep the highest possible quality while maintaining frugality.  For one event, I made 640 individual desserts in my tiny kitchen during a heat wave!  I regularly phone bank during election years and have walked many precincts to support candidates and causes I believe in.

Last year I was honored by SMCDCC as Volunteer of the Year for 2015.  This is awarded to one individual each year who has acted above and beyond to support the Democratic Party.

I have been a small business owner here in San Mateo County and understand the problems and challenges faced by so many of the small business owners in our area.  I have also been very active in animal rescue and an advocate for better legislation to support animals within our county and our state.  


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Evolve

Elected Officials (5)

  • State Senator Jerry Hill
  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
  • Vice-Mayor of San Mateo David Lim
  • San Mateo City Councilman Rick Bonilla
  • Belmont City Councilman Charles Stone

Individuals (1)

  • Deborah Knous

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a Democrat.  I am generally liberal but pragmatic enough to compromise when that's the only way to get something passed.  I support a progressive agenda that treasures all members of our community.  San Mateo County has become a place where there are many people prospering and many people are getting left behind as rents rise faster than their minimum wage jobs.  As a community, we need to address the inequality and elect representatives that will support all of our citizens.  Being involved in animal rescue, I have seen some of the horrible things done to companion animals.  I try to use my position to gain access to lawmakers to improve the laws that can minimize the abuses.  

We have come a long way but we need to keep fighting to make things better.  

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