I am running to become the next Area 4 Trustee on the San Mateo County Board of Education in the November 3, 2020 countywide election because I believe that we can, as a Countywide community, serve all kids better. I am running because the role of the County Board of Education is essential in ensuring better educational opportunities and outcomes for all students in San Mateo County.

I will bring new ideas and new energy to this Board.

I have relevant experience to serve in the role of Trustee for the County Board of Education. 

I have devoted my life to education and community leadership.

I have a reputation for being courageous in addressing important issues.

I have been appointed to a number of leadership roles based upon my commitment to the community and my experience.

I have built strong relationships across the community.

I am an excellent listener, having been a teacher, a board member, and a mom, and I am never satisfied with the status quo.

I would be honored to have your support and your vote in this election.

Please feel free to contact me any time (at 415.531.0508 or chelsea.bonini@gmail.com), and if you'd like to volunteer on my campaign, please let me know. 

I hope that you and your family are well and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.

All my best,












"With great enthusiasm, I endorse Chelsea Bonini for San Mateo County Board of Education. She has been and continues to be a warrior for children and their education. She is bright, hard working and has high standards. As a product of San Mateo County schools myself and the first in my direct line to graduate from college, I believe that the most important possession you can have is an education. And when I was sworn in as the first, still the only, female CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction, I chose my elementary school in San Mateo County for the ceremony. Chelsea was a terrific School Board Trustee for the San Mateo-Foster City School District, and she will always put your children first as a Trustee for the San Mateo County Board of Education. I ask for your support. She is the best candidate!" Delaine Eastin, Former California State Superintendent of Schools, Assembly Woman & Gubernatorial Candidate  

"Chelsea has been a tireless leader and advocate for kids in San Mateo County. As an educator, a School Board trustee, a County commissioner, an attorney and an always active volunteer, her passion and dedication for building relationships, improving community-school connections and advocating for systems that champion the success of all kids is unparalleled. Chelsea has my unwavering support in the 2020 race for San Mateo County Board of Education." David Canepa, San Mateo County Supervisor, District 5

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