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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

City of San MateoCandidate for City Council

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Chelsea Bonini

School Board President
5,347 votes (17.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Responsibly manage growth by protecting the historical elements and suburban neighborhood character of San Mateo and prioritizing congestion concerns
  • Maintain San Mateo's diverse residential, business and professional community by protecting renters and increasing affordable and workforce housing options
  • Collaborate with local officials (including the SMUHSD and SMFC School Boards) to better address community equity, stability and basic needs



Profession:School Board President & Attorney
In-house Corporate Counsel, Wehah Farm, Inc. dba Lundberg Family Farms (2015–current)
Founder & CEO, Kiski Law, P.C. (2010–current)
Delegate, California Democratic Party; California Assembly District 22 — Elected position (2015–current)
Executive Board (E-Board) Representaitve, California Democratic Party; California Assembly District 22 — Elected position (2017–current)
Board Trustee, San Mateo-Foster City School District, Governing Board — Elected position (2013–2017)
Associate, Hanson Bridgett LLP (2008–2010)
Associate, McQuaid Bedford & VanZandt, LLP/HiTech Law (2001–2008)
Teacher (Kindergarten, First Grade & Title 1 Reading Resource), South San Francisco Unified School District (1994–1998)


U.C. Hastings College of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (2001)
Russell Sage College Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Elementary Education & Psychology (1994)

Community Activities

Executive Board Member & Area 1 Representative, San Mateo County School Boards Association (SMCSBA) (2014–2017)
Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Communications & Entertainment Law Journal, U.C. Hastings College of Law (2000–2001)

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