Councilmember Emily Beach withdraws from supervisorial race, endorses former Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Following former Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s announcement that she will run for the First District San Mateo County Supervisorial seat, Burlingame Councilmember Emily Beach today announced she will suspend her campaign for the seat and endorse Speier.
“I’m grateful to my incredible supporters who have been at my side through this race and my previous campaigns,” said Beach. “Of course, I’m disappointed to leave the race and will miss the opportunity to serve the county. I also want to thank supporters who encouraged me to stay in the race during the last few days. Nonetheless, I know this is the right decision. I am honored to endorse former Congresswoman Speier for the position and encourage my supporters to do the same.”
During her campaign, Emily positioned herself as the front-runner by earning endorsements from top federal, state, and local elected officials and was the top fundraiser. Hundreds of volunteers and generous local donors supported her vision to create a more equitable San Mateo County with a Board of Supervisors that puts civil discourse and the needs of constituents first.
“It has been a privilege to help shape our community through local government during the past eight years as a City Councilmember and former Mayor. My commitment to public service doesn’t stop here. You can count on me to continue working on behalf of the people of San Mateo County as a City Councilmember and in my full-time job in workforce development,” said Beach.