Endorsements

Virginia is proud to have support from every corner of our community

Virginia Chang Kiraly knows that our community faces true challenges. And for too long, the same old “politics as usual” have prevented us from finding the creative and effective solutions we need to meet those challenges. But  she is running for Supervisor because she has never been afraid to break from the political status quo when it’s meant doing what’s right and bringing our community together to find solutions that benefit everyone.

Virginia is proud to have support from every corner of our community. Add your name and join our campaign today! 

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"A bold and effective leader"

"She has proven to be fiscally responsible, responsive and brave in taking on the toughest issues"

"She has strong credentials when it comes to good government"

"The five member county Board of Supervisors needs a shakeup. Virginia Chang Kiraly is the right person at the right time"

palo alto daily post endorses virginia chang kiraly

With Virginia’s help over the last decade, the Fire District has paid down unfunded pension liabilities, built and fully funded three new fire stations and increased the number of emergency response units in the field. I’m proud to support Virginia because she has the public policy experience and background necessary to help best serve and protect all of the residents of San Mateo County.

Harold Schapelhouman, Former Fire Chief, Menlo Park Fire Protection District

Virginia Chang Kiraly is a true public servant. She listens to constituents, is a strategic thinker, and always works in service to the voters and taxpayers of San Mateo County. As a colleague on the Harbor Board, I have first-hand knowledge of Virginia’s commitment to good governance, fiscal responsibility, and protection of our local environment. Her proven track record as a leader in the county is unparalleled, and that’s why she has my vote.

Nancy Reyering, President, San Mateo County Harbor Board of Commissioners

I’m supporting Virginia because she gets things done. Working with her for many years, Virginia has proven herself as a leader in handling crises from wildfires and natural disasters to water rescue on the coast. I’m excited about partnering with her on decriminalizing mental illness and strengthening relationships within our communities to make our streets safer. Virginia is the most qualified candidate and is ready to tackle the county’s toughest issues from day one. She has my vote.

Carlos Bolanos, San Mateo County Sheriff

Virginia’s commitment to public safety is unparalleled. For over a decade, her service on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board, one of our country’s elite emergency-response teams, has resulted in lives saved, innovation, and providing superb emergency-response services to all Fire District residents in Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and unincorporated San Mateo County. Her commitment to financial accountability and good government has ensured that the Fire District truly serves the people and keeps our communities safe. I’m proud to support Virginia.

Robert Foucrault, San Mateo County Coroner

I have known Virginia for almost three decades, and she is a true leader and public servant who cares deeply about educating all our children. Her involvement from being President of the Las Lomitas PTA to being a member of the Sequoia High School Education Foundation has helped numerous students realize their dreams and educational goals. A mother of two boys who attended public schools from first grade through college, Virginia believes education is the great equalizer, so she will make sure that education is for students of all ages. She will be a great Supervisor!

Carrie DuBois, President, Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees

At a time when public health needs support, especially mental health, Virginia’s proven leadership and work will ensure that all San Mateo County residents will have access to healthcare. She is a rare combination of expertise in local government and finance and compassion. I support Virginia because she will help us meet the public health and public safety needs for all San Mateo County residents.

Kim Griffin, Director, Sequoia Healthcare District

Virginia has my support because she is an independent thinker who is not afraid to break from the status quo to do what’s right for the community. With her commitment to helping people and her proven results, she is exactly the kind of leader we need now, more than ever.

Steve Poizner, Former CA State Insurance Commissioner, Healthcare Consumer Advocate, Entrepreneur

I support Virginia because she believes in public service and doing what is right for her community. She practices radical empathy, listening to diverse viewpoints and making the decisions that lead to the betterment of our community.

Terri Givens, Professor of Political Science and Author

Comprehensive stewardship for the coast is what Virginia has provided during her time on the Harbor Board. Her courageous leadership has transformed our coastside community, resulting in a beautiful coastal trail, a fish and farm market, clean beaches and harbor, ocean safety, and a welcoming place for small businesses. Virginia’s love for our coast has been evident in everything she has done to improve the coastside. She will be a great Supervisor and has my vote!

Jeff Clark, World-Renowned Surfer, Designer and Small Business Owner

Virginia is the independent thinker and problem solver we need now. Politics has become too entrenched with special interests and personal political agendas, without truly representing the people. Virginia transcends all the political noise by listening, deliberating, and deciding. She is a strong leader with proven results and embodies service above self. A vote for Virginia is a vote for the people.

Quentin Kopp, Retired judge, former California State Senator, former San Francisco Supervisor

Virginia believes in the people and our ability to contribute to society through hard work, creativity, and personal responsibility. She has stood up to extreme special interests and political agendas and made government accountable to taxpayers. Government should work for the people, and Virginia will ensure that this happens. That’s why she has my support and vote.

TJ Rodgers, Founder & Former CEO, Cypress Semiconductor

Current and Former Elected Officials

Betty Yee, California State Controller 

Quentin Kopp, Retired Judge, Former California State Senator, Former San Francisco Supervisor

Al Royse, Mayor of Hillsborough CA

Karyl Matsumoto, Former South San Francisco Councilmember and Mayor

Marie Chuang, Hillsborough Town Councilmember

Donna Colson, Burlingame City Council

Ann Keighran, Mayor of Burlingame

Michael Brownrigg, Burlingame City Council

Marina Fraser, Former Half Moon Bay Mayor and Councilmember

Naomi Patridge, Former Half Moon Bay Mayor and Councilmember

Allen Alifano, Former Half Moon Bay Mayor and Councilmember

Ric Lohman, Montara Water and Sewer District

Kathryn Slater-Carter, Montara Water and Sewer District

Carlos Bolanos, San Mateo County Sheriff

Gregg Munks, Former San Mateo County Sheriff

Robert Foucrault, San Mateo County Coroner

Roy Thiele-Sardina, West Bay Sanitary District Director

George Miram, Retired San Mateo County Judge

Mark Forcrum, Retired San Mateo County Judge

Richard Livermore, Retired San Mateo County Judge

Bruce Mackimmie, Coastside Fire Protection District Director

Robert Jones, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Director

Nicole David, San Mateo County Harbor District Board Member and Former Commissioner

Lily Mei, Mayor of Fremont

John Goodwin, Colma Councilmember

Michelle Lee, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Director

Lynette Lee Eng, Los Altos City Councilmember

Lydia Kou, Palo Alto City Councilmember

Nancy Reyering, San Mateo County Harbor Board President

Bill Zemke, San Mateo County Harbor Board Vice President

Tom Mattusch, San Mateo County Harbor Board Treasurer

Laura Martinez, Former East Palo Alto Mayor & Councilmember

Carlos Romero, East Palo Alto Councilmember and former Mayor

Regina Wallace-Jones, East Palo Alto Councilmember

Kim Griffin, Sequoia Healthcare District Director

Greg Munks, Former San Mateo County Sheriff

Jim Tucker, Former San Mateo County Harbor Board Commissioner

Cathy Baylock, Former Burlingame Mayor and Councilmember

Carrie DuBois, Sequoia Union High School District Trustee and NAMI SMC Board
Member

Jason Morimoto, President, Las Lomitas Elementary School District Board of Trustees

Cynthia Solis Yi, Las Lomitas Elementary School District Trustee

John Macdonald, Former Las Lomitas Elementary School District Trustee

Maria Doktoryzk, Former Las Lomitas Elementary School District Trustee

Mele Latu Ravenswood, City School District Board President

Pietro Parravano, Former San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner

Oliver Brown Former Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board President and Fire Chief Menlo
Park

Rob Skinner Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council Pescadero

Nic Erridge Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council Pescadero

Heather Gibbons Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council Pescadero

Barbara Dye Grenada Community Services District Grenada

John Richards Portola Valley Town Council Portola Valley

Diana Hawkins-Manuelian Atherton Town Council Atherton

Bill Widmer Atherton Town Council Atherton

Michael Tsai Milpitas School Board Trustee

Steve Poizner former CA State Insurance Commissioner

Laura Martinez former East Palo Alto Mayor & Councilmember

Heyward Robinson former Menlo Park Mayor & Councilmember

Kelly Fergusson former Menlo Park Mayor & Councilmember

Flor Nicholas South San Francisco Councilmember

Mark Addiego South San Francisco Councilmember

Organizations

Menlo Park Firefighters 

UFCW Local 648

SEIU 521

Operating Engineers Local 3

Community Leaders

Keet Nerhan 

Mark Robbins

Janet Davis

Kate Mulligan

David Mack

Grace Kim

Ken Kim

Mary Bennett

Brian Bennett

John Foster

Pamela Foster

Karen Hill

Andy Hill

Nikko Kandhari

Brian Overfelt

Jeff Clark

Shawn Rhodes

Mark Massara

Steve Slomka

Charlie Catania

Remie Reising

Ed Wilkinson

Aneese Bashar

Marissa Johnson

Paul Blanton

Carrie Blanton

Anne Martin

Richard Martin

Brad Lucas

Melanie Lucas

Tom Watson

Genevieve Wortzman-Show

Matt Show

Lisa Damrosch

Matt Damrosch

Geoff Bettencourt

Moriah Bettencourt

Porter McHenry

David Oliphant

Irving Torres

Julie-Ann Burkhart

Kristin Spindt

Natalie Richardson

Ann Griffiths

Candice Schwab

Mary Young

Zeni Mallari

Janet Dore

Marnie Elizaga

Rick Moen

Deirdre Moen

Bob Dooley

Sharon Dooley

Kerry Burke

Marilyn Johnson

Michelle Trumpler

Mishelle Westendorf

Chris Cuvelier

Jacquie Cuvelier

Terri Givens

Chuck Gust

Lena Gust

Eric Jones

Ari Delay

Cindy Crowe-Urgo

Mike Urgo

Jessica Moore

Kathy Anderson

Lorin Flynn

Jack Marsal

Cassandra Clark

Ed Carter

Patti Fry

Marleen Zwiers

Kimberly Sweidy

Scott Lohman

Scott Barnum

Ernesto Marin

Paola Macioccia

Leah Elkins

Antony Lopez

Frank Sousa

Sandy Chau

David Chun

Chris Wheeler

Mark Flegel

Rose Chung

Allene Zanger

Diane Moomey

Steve Fitz

Gloria Hom

Alan Talansky

Ken Hausman

Gary Bloom

Marty Walker

Jennifer Matthews

Karen Wong

Carol Gosho

Nancy Nerhan

Dan Trimble

Lauren Silberman

Elizabeth Benney

Michael Perez

Chris Chang

Ginger Li

John Casey

Monica Casey

Bob Lemos

Frank Lemos

Jasmine Tantivilaisin

David Kassouf

Susan Martin

Helen Sewart

Lisa De George-Adasiewicz

Jayne Fleming Roberts

Joe Yew

Elsa Cheung

Marian Kim

Cameron Palmer

Kevin Palmer

LaShonda Lawrence Kennedy

Matt Aragoni

Ali Maddening

Hilary Natasha

Brianna Caldwell

Roger Royse

Mark Dinan

Hanley Chan

Amy Broome

Anne Macdonald

John Macdonald

Bee Hui Yeh

Bruce McPhillips

Dan Littlefield

Greg Auger

Heather Finlayson

Susan Warren

Barbara Bostick

Tom Prussing

Sean Ballard

Jim Lewis

Ginny Traub

Jon Mosby

Carolyn Mosby

Mike Griffin

TJ Rodgers

Valeta Rodgers

Jerry Yaffee

Julia Yaffee

Debbie Hall

Sherry Stack

Michael Malloy

Ian Bennett

Harold Schapelhouman

Debbie Hall

Tom Calvert

Ted Hannig

Lisa Alberts

Samantha Allen-Newman

Kimberly Sweidy

Scott Lohman

Natalie Richardson

Bracken Richardson

John Spottiswood

Nancy Miyasaki

Chris Chang

James Davis

Margaret Chang

James Chang

Colleen Chang

Tom Kiraly

Karen Kiraly

James Kiraly

Grace Kiraly

Kenneth Kiraly

Paul Kiraly

James Kiraly

Jemmy Lo

Dinna Lo

Kristin Spindt

Becky Rena

Sandy O’Hare

Steve O’Hare

Sandy Potter

Shirley Lau

Cherie Zaslawsky

Rachel Norton 

Cesar Sanchez

Ismael Sanchez

Chris Carlton

Elizabeth Jordan-Devaney

Christina Laskowski

Tom Weissmiller

Mike Iacopi

Peter Iacopi

Moises Sanchez

Andrea Higdon

Stu Soffer

Debbie Hall

Cheryl Morris

Mayura Garg

Matt Greenberg

Amy Tezza

Carol Fregly

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