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

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Glenn R. Sylvester

Retired Civil Servant
4,726 votes (14%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Maintain highest levels of Democratic Core Values
  • To bridge the gap between young and elderly Democrats
  • To foster the participation and registration of Democratic voters



Profession:Retired Police Officer, Planning Commissioner of Daly City
Planning Commissioner, Daly City Council — Appointed position (2012–current)
Police Officer, City and County of San Francisco (1978–2011)
Police Officer, City & County of San Francisco (1978–2011)


SF State University Advanced POST Certificate, Criminal Law (1988)
SF State University Intermediate POST Certificate, Criminal Science, Law, (1983)
San Francisco Police Department / State of California POST Basic POST Certificate, Criminal Science, Law, (1979)
SF State University None, Pre-Med (1972)

Community Activities

Treasurer, SF Operation Dream (501c3) (2014–current)
Director, Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of San Mateo (2013–current)
Vice President, San Franicsco Veterans Police Officers Association (2010–current)
Director, SF Police Credit Union (2009–current)
President, Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Association (2010–2014)


Originally born in Brooklyn, New York, growing up in a poor neighborhood in Bedford Stuyvesant, I saw firsthand the crime, violence and not having much but the basic essentials of food, clothing and roof over my head

I came to California in 1970 at the age of 16 and immediately found a part time job as a dishwasher while attending school.

I aspired to become a Doctor while attending SF State University until plans changed upon getting married in 1975.  I needed a job in order to support my family.   Given my past and upbringing, I had to do something to give back, protect victims and the oppressed and thereby sought the honorable profession of becoming a Police Officer.

During my 35 year career, I have dedicated my life to the pursuit of fairness, respect for others of all ethnicities, and to enforcing the law.   This is what makes America great!

I have raised a family of four (4) children to which all of them have followed my foot steps in becoming gainfully employed in Law Enforcement and Governmental contracting firm.  Their significant others are also within Law Enforcement and Health Services fields as well.

The common denominator here is care and respect for all human beings.

After retirement in 2011, Later I was asked to consider a volunteer position as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Daly City, and to also serve as the Representative Proxy of State Senator Mark Leno (district 11) for the San Mateo County Democratic Central Committee.  Both I gladly accepted.

It has been a great life thus far and I have no complaints, other than, there is still so much to do in continuing to support the Democratic Values of our great Nation.  I am sensitive to the needs of our seniors while at the same time I champion the needs of our future young democrats.

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Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (9)

  • Mark Leno - Senator 11th District
  • Vicki Henessey - Sheriff San Francisco
  • Raymond BuenaVentura - Council Member Daly City
  • David Canepa - Council Member Daly City
  • Sal Torres - Mayor Daly City
  • Liza Normandy - Council Member So. San Francisco
  • Hon. Jane Kim - SF Board of Supervisors
  • Arthur Stellini - Chief of Police Broadmoor
  • Michael Connolly - Police Commissioner Broadmoor

Individuals (5)

  • Marty Halloran - President San Francisco POA
  • Jack Pastor - Park & Rec Commisioner Daly City
  • Howard Edelman - Planning Commissioner Daly City
  • Richard Crump - Daly City Planning Commissioner
  • Frank Hedley - Former Chief of Police San Bruno

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Core values are the basic foundation of what makes Democrats a true force within our nation.  These values have stood the test of time over the years.   We must strive to enhance these values and pass them on to our future leaders so they are never forgotten.

What makes California great are the strides in continuing support of Public Safety, Education, and the mutual respect for everyone no matter their age, race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or political affiliations.

My top priorities are the enhancement of “Quality of Life Issues” for Californians:

-Public Safety insures the equitable enforcement of laws,

-Education insures the preparedness of life challenges and dreams for everyone,

-Affordable Housing insures an atmosphere to thrive and creates stronger communities

I do not discount the fact that affordable health care, transit upgrade and infrastructure, Environmental preservation, and renewal energy are also important.

No matter what your political affiliation, We can succeed when we work together.

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