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City of Daly CityCandidate for City Clerk

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K. Annette Hipona

Daly City Clerk
19,889 votes (56.22%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • City Clerk Annette Hipona will continue to preserve the City Clerk's independence from City Council interference, ensuring that our public records are accurate, readily available to you and free from political bias.
  • City Clerk Hipona will complete the update of the website making it more user friendly and she will continue to expand access to public information through social media.
  • The City Clerk’s Office under leadership of City Clerk Hipona, will continue to be an efficient, welcoming and professional administrative office that fully embraces equality, respect and justice for people of all cultures and ideologies.

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

What people are saying about Daly City Clerk ANNETTE HIPONA


Daly City Community members share their comments about Daly City Clerk Annette Hipona.


 What people are saying about

Daly City Clerk Annette Hipona:


“Annette Hipona has spent a lifetime as a fierce advocate for social and economic justice and as an outspoken champion of transparent and open government.” Judith Christensen, retired Daly City Councilwoman 

“Under Annette Hipona’s leadership, the City Clerk’s Office is efficient, welcoming and very professional. Annette has earned my respect and support.”  Mike Guingona, 1st Fil-Am on City Council, served 25 years on City Council and 5 times as Mayor

 “My City Clerk’s Office has always welcomed people of all cultures, political parties and ideologies. Together we can make democracy work.”  Annette Hipona, Daly City Clerk

“City Clerk Hipona dramatically improved our online access to city information and increased the public’s ability to participate in our democracy.”  Vaugh Jones, President, Council of Homeowners & Residents Associations                                                                                                                  

“Every city should have an elected official like Daly City Clerk Annette Hipona … given her warmth and graciousness … Many Filipino Americans consider Hipona as one of their own because she is married to a FilAm.”  Cherie M. Querol Moreno, Philippine News   


Annette Hipona - A lifetime of community activism and public service


Annette Hipona -  A lifetime of community activism and public service

Annette Hipona -  A lifetime of community activism and public service



Annette Hipona has 12 years experience serving our community as our City Clerk.

City Clerk Hipona and her staff have earned more than an additional $1 million by extra Passport work to help maintain Daly City Services, including public safety, emergency medical services, senior and youth programs, libraries, streets and parks.  

Annette Hipona is the only Daly City Clerk in our city’s 109 year history to have completed the rigorous International Professional Municipal Clerk Certification training program and become a Certified Municipal Clerk.

She has additional training and earned certification from the US Department of State to accept Passport applications.

City Clerk Hipona has additional specialized computer skills to digitally process, archive and retrieve city documents using the SIRE system and to post public meeting notices online.

City Clerk is an administrative position mandated by California law. Annette has served our community and performed these mandated duties for the past 12 years.

Daly City Clerk Annette Hipona:

·    Follows legal regulations for all required Clerk duties.

·    Manages local elections and campaign finance records.

·    Records, maintains and archives actions by the Council.

·    Certifies Council resolutions and ordinances.

·    Posts legal notices and agendas of all public meetings.

·    Maintains and digitally archives all reports and information presented at Council meetings.

·    Manages the acceptance and opening of bids.

·    Accepts claims against the City and public communications.

·    Promotes increased access and government transparency.


Annette Hipona has served our community as a School Board Member and as a community activist.

For 6 years Annette served as an elected Jefferson Elementary School District Board Member and served as Board President. Annette joined teachers and parents to work for more school funding for our Daly City Schools.

Annette and her husband Alfonso and their daughters help build Habitat for Humanity homes and welcome new families to the neighborhood.

Annette received the California Citizen Warrior Award for fighting to end unfair government seizures of homes and small businesses. As her neighborhood association president, she led the fight to preserve Daly City’s neighborhood quality of life.

Annette was honored as one of California’s Women of the Year for her outstanding community service and was part of the “California’s Remarkable Women Exhibit” at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

As a young parent Annette volunteered to help students learn to read in our Daly City public schools. Annette was chosen to represent Daly City on our county Library Advisory Board.

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