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At our March 13 club meeting, the membership voted to endorse the Acalanes Union High School District Measure A and Lafayette School District Measure B for the May 6 mail ballot election as well as Mark DeSaulnier as the Democratic candidate in the June 2 primary for Congressional District 11. Mark is running to replace George Miller who has announced his retirement.

During the week of April 4, voters in these districts will receive a mail-in ballot for Measures A and B. Measure A sustains critical funding to maintain academic programs and support services in the Acalanes Union High School District schools by renewing and extending the parcel tax that is expiring, without raising tax rates. Measure A will continue to provide ongoing, local funding to preserve excellence in our schools. Measure B will continue an expiring tax to pay for core academic programs including math, science and technology for schools in the Lafayette School District. As Democrats we must unite to pass these measures to maintain our excellent schools, so please mail in your yes vote immediately.

The club wishes to thank Rachel Zinn Superintendent, David Gerson Trustee, and Larry Zulch Committee Chair speaking on behalf of Lafayette School District as well as John Nickerson Superintendent and Kelly Mains Committee Chair speaking on behalf of Acalanes Union High School District.  Mark DeSaulnier also spoke to the club.

The club’s endorsement process began with the Candidates and Issues Endorsement Committee. The committee made recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board then brought recommendations to a club meeting for a vote by the membership.  The endorsements required a 60% affirmative vote of the total votes cast.  The endorsements passed.