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.
"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"
"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
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
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
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
Menlo Park Firefighters
UFCW Local 648
Operating Engineers Local 3
Lisa De George-Adasiewicz
Jayne Fleming Roberts
LaShonda Lawrence Kennedy
Bee Hui Yeh