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San Mateo County Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 3

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Sabrina Brennan

San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner
11,103 votes (12.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keep a Democrat in the White House. I'm passionate about our environment, public transit, equality, and social justice.
  • Make climate change the highest priority. Invest in clean, sustainable energy. Smart infrastructure investments create jobs and lead to a cleaner future.
  • Elect women to local, state, and national leadership positions. Despite major advances in civil rights, we still have a long way to go in addressing the issue of gender inequality.

Experience

Experience

Profession:San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner
Harbor Commissioner — Received highest number of votes (120,656), San Mateo County Harbor District (2013–current)
President, Digital Fusion Media, Inc. (1998–current)
Board Member, Coastside Democrats (Chartered by the San Mateo County Democratic Party) — Elected position (2015–current)
Finance Committee Member, San Mateo County Harbor District — Appointed position (2015–current)
Council Member, Midcoast Community Council (Advisory body to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors) — Appointed position (2007–2009)

Education

Special District Leadership Foundation California Special District Leadership Academy, Governance and Public Policy (2015)
Atlanta College of Art / Savannah College of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography (1993)

Community Activities

Member, San Mateo County Democratic Party (2009–current)
Member, National Women's Political Caucus (2010–current)
Committed Lifelong Member, Democratic Party (1988–current)
Member, Sierra Club (1999–current)

Biography

In 2012, Sabrina was elected to the San Mateo County Harbor District Board of Commissioners. Receiving the highest number of votes (120,656) from a pool of six candidates and currently serving a four year term.


In 2009, she completed a term on the Midcoast Community Council, an elected municipal advisory council to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.


In 1998 she successfully founded Digital Fusion Media. Today, she manages a highly skilled production team of image editors, technicians, fabricators and installers in California, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, and beyond.

  • Digital Fusion Media specializes in architectural signage, event graphics, and museum exhibition graphics. DFM partners with Oracle Team USA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, de Young Museum, and Gensler Architecture, among others.
 

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Jane Kim, Supervisor, San Francisco, District 6
  • Sally Lieber, State Assembly (2002-2008), Mayor of Mountain View (ret)
  • Liz Figueroa, State Senator (1998–2006), State Assembly (1994–1998)

Organizations (5)

  • Coastside Democrats
  • Edmundo Larenas, Chair, Surfrider Foundation San Mateo County Chapter
  • Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, Coastal Preservation Manager, Surfrider Foundation
  • John Kevranian, President, Broadway Burlingame Business Improvement District
  • Kris Lannin Liang, Volunteer, Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Elected Officials (5)

  • Richard Cline, Mayor, City of Menlo Park
  • Sue Digre, Mayor, City of Pacifica
  • Deborah Ruddock, Vice-Mayor, Half Moon Bay City Council
  • Tom Mattusch, President, San Mateo County Harbor Commission
  • Kirsten Keith, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Menlo Park

Individuals (5)

  • Rick DeGolia, Former Mayor, Town of Atherton
  • Deborah Penrose, Council Member, City of Half Moon Bay
  • Rob Silano, President, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Katie Graves Ferrick, Planning Commissioner, Menlo Park
  • Rob Cala, County Park Ranger, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a committed lifelong Democrat.

I’m passionate about our environment, public transit, equality, and social justice.

At a time when democracy and equality are expanding, environmental degradation is putting our future at risk. Dependence on fossil fuels is warming the planet, causing ocean acidification, and threatening global ecosystems. The clock is ticking. Only a Democratic president will make climate change the highest priority.

With the Supreme Court in play, it’s even more important for us to work together to keep a Democrat in the White House.

With your vote you can help bring strong leadership to the San Mateo County Democratic Party.

Please call (650) 479-5654 with any questions. 

Thank you,

Sabrina 

Position Papers

ENDORSEMENTS

Summary
   

"Sabrina is a dedicated and courageous public servant that has demonstrated true leadership. She is a tireless advocate for women athletes, and has a long-standing environmental record. I proudly endorse her for the Democratic Central Committee; she is the right person for the right time."

— Richard Cline, Mayor of Menlo Park

REPRESENTATIVES

  • Liz Figueroa, State Senator (1998–2006), State Assembly (1994–1998)
    • Vice President of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
  • Sally Lieber, State Assembly (2002-2008), Mayor of Mountain View (ret)
  • Jane Kim, Supervisor, San Francisco, District 6
  • Gary A. Patton, Supervisor, Santa Cruz County (ret)
  • Tom Mattusch, President, San Mateo County Harbor District
  • Richard Cline, Mayor, City of Menlo Park
  • Kirsten Keith, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Menlo Park
  • Sue Digre, Mayor, City of Pacifica
  • Deborah Ruddock, Vice-Mayor, City of Half Moon Bay
  • Deborah Penrose, Council Member, City of Half Moon Bay
  • Mike Ferreira, Mayor, City of Half Moon Bay City (ret)
  • Cory Wolbach, Council Member, City of Palo Alto
  • Katie Graves Ferrick, Chair, Planning Commissioner, City of Menlo Park
  • William Leo Leon, Chair, Planning Commissioner, City of Pacifica (ret)
  • Lee Ann Monfredini, President, San Francisco Health Commission, 1.3 billion dollar budget (ret)
  • Rob Silano, President, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
  • Nick Occhipinti, Vice President, Jefferson Union High School District
  • John C. Baker, Trustee, South San Francisco Unified School District
  • Ric Lohman, Alternate, SMC LAFCo & Director, Granada Community Services District
  • Ginny McShane, Secretary, Coastside Fire Protection District
  • Harvey Rarback, Director, Coastside Fire Protection District
  • Dr. Mary Larenas, Commissioner, San Mateo County Commission on Aging

DEMOCRATIC CLUB LEADERS

  • Coastside Democrats Endorsement
  • Alexis Lewis, Elected Member, SMC Democratic Central Committee
  • Alyson L Abramowitz, Elected Member, Santa Clara Democratic Central Committee
  • Bill Kehoe, President, Coastside Democrats & Chair, Midcoast Community Council (ret) 
  • Doreen Gerrity, Vice President, Coastside Democrats
  • Barbara Dye, Secretary, Coastside Democrats

ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS

  • Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, Coastal Preservation Manager, Surfrider Foundation
  • Edmundo Larenas, Chair, Surfrider Foundation San Mateo County Chapter
  • Mike Ferreira, Chapter Chair, Executive Committee, Loma Prieta Sierra Club
  • Céline Maublanc Gerakin, Community Organizer, Pacifica Beach Coalition
  • Jahnava Duryea, Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Service
  • Rob Cala, County Park Ranger, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • Kris Lannin Liang, Volunteer, Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • Meg Fried, Volunteer, Coastside Land Trust
  • Brian Gerrity, Student, Master's in Coastal & Marine Management

MEDIA

  • Barry Parr, Director & Lead Analyst, Outsell
  • John Maybury, Editor & Publisher, Pacifica Riptide
  • Ian Butler, Television Host, Wavelength & Parade MC, Pacifica Fog Fest
  • Kamala Silva Wolfe, Editor, Everything South City
  • Mark Noack, Reporter, Mountin View Voice
  • Sachi Cunningham, Documentary Filmmaker, Multimedia Journalist & Professor, SF State University
  • Dean Mermell, Owner/Director, Storyfarm Productions
  • Kouichi Shirayanagi, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Missouri School of Journalism

ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN ATHLETES

  • Bianca Valenti, Professional Big Wave Surfer
  • Paige Alms, Professional Big Wave Surfer
  • Dayla Soul, Documentary Filmmaker, It Aint Pretty: a film about women who surf Ocean Beach
  • Sachi Cunningham, Documentary Filmmaker, Multimedia Journalist & Professor, SF State University
  • Beth O'Rourke, Founder, SeaLevelTV
  • Elizabeth Pepin Silva, Filmmaker, Photographer, Writer, On The Water Front Creative
  • Margaret Seelie, Founder, The Other Project

I am a committed lifelong Democrat

I’m passionate about our environment, public transit, equality, and social justice.

At a time when democracy and equality are expanding, environmental degradation is putting our future at risk. Dependence on fossil fuels is warming the planet, causing ocean acidification, and threatening global ecosystems. The clock is ticking. Only a Democratic president will make climate change the highest priority.

With the Supreme Court in play, it’s even more important for us to work together to keep a Democrat in the White House.

With your vote you can help bring strong leadership to the San Mateo County Democratic Party.

 

—Sabrina Brennan, Candidate for Democratic Central Committee

 

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