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San Mateo County Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Supervisorial District 5

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Dana Smith

7,831 votes (23.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To help elect a Democrat to the White House and support a Democratic congress.
  • Campaign finance reform that limits the influence of large donors and independent finance committes. I support efforts for truth in campaign advertising that clearly identifies large donors.
  • Protecting the Endangered Species Act and other essential environmental protections, helping to prevent global warming, the election of a woman President of the United States.



Profession:I spent my career working for non-profit environmental and social service organizations in San Francisco.
Board Member, Vice-President and Museum Director, History Guild of Daly City/Colma (Non-profit organization) — Elected position (2002–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Daly City, Planning Commission, Daly City — Appointed position (2004–2008)
Commission on the Status of Women, Vice President, Commission on the Status of Women, San Mateo County — Elected position (2004–1991)


University of Calaifornia, Berkeley BA Degree, UC Berkeley, Political Science, English Literature (current)
San Francisco State University MA Degree, Museum Studies (2014)
San Francisco State University (2014)


I have a BA degree from UC Berkeley (Political Science, English Literature) and a recent MA degree from San Francisco State University in Museum Studies. I have spent my career working for non-profit organizations including Planned Parenthood, Friends of the Urban Forest, Coleman Advocates for Children and The Institute on Aging.

I have voted in every election since I was 21 and eligible. I grew up in a working class union family and I am particularly concerned with the housing and educational opportunities for lower income people.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a liberal Democrat, an environmentalist, an advocate for animals and a feminist. I spent over a decade fighting against the abuses of Redevelopment and the use of eminent domain powers to take homes and private businesses to give to private developers. With the end of redevelopment in California, we no longer have to worry about these abuses.

I am a Democrat who walks precincts. We need to expand efforts to increase voter information and participation. We also need to inform voters about the financial backers of campaign information (and misinformation). We need to know who is backing candidates and who is responsible for deplorable smear campaigns. I am supporting current initiative efforts for campaign finance, donor disclosure legislation in California.


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