Chelsea Bonini

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Chelsea Bonini
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Board member, San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, At-large
Term ends
November 2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolLick-Wilmerding High School
Bachelor'sRussell Sage College
J.D.UC Hastings College of the Law
Office website
Campaign website
Chelsea Bonini was a candidate for an at-large seat on the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Board of Trustees that was first elected in a canceled election on November 5, 2013.


Chelsea Bonini is an attorney and former teacher that has lived in San Mateo for 11 years. She is married to her husband Matthew and they have two sons that attend schools in the district. Bonini has served as an Executive Board Member for the Laurel Elementary PTA. Bonini graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School and earned her Bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College. She also earned her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.[1]



See also: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District elections (2013)


Chelsea Bonini was opposed by two candidates, incumbemt Lory Lorimer Lawson and Ed Coady in an uncontested election for three seats on the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District School Board.


Bonini did not report any contributions or expenditures to the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.


Chelsea Bonini received official endorsements from San Mateo Mayor David Lim and fellow candidate Ed Coady.

Campaign themes

If elected

If elected to the SMFCSD School Board, Chelsea will support:

  • fiscally prudent and sustainable planning for long-term growth in the District;
  • consistent and detailed District updates to the community on issues of ongoing concern and deliberation;
  • increased and varied opportunities for parents and community members to actively provide input about and participate in discussions *concerning District planning and decisions;
  • parent-involved and supported implementation of the new Common Core State Standards;
  • funding solutions to provide essential programs (including Physical Education & Art) for all students;
  • continued efforts to support our students by making wellness and nutrition a priority;
  • implementation of logical and consistent strategies for safety at school sites;
  • a unified calendar for all schools in our District;
  • continued efforts to reduce class sizes;
  • increased knowledge about and access to G.A.T.E. programs for qualified students districtwide.

What was at stake?

Three at-large seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board president Lory Lorimer Lawson filed seeking re-election. With only three candidates on the ballot, Ed Coady, Chelsea Bonini and Lawson were uncontested and the election did not appear on the final ballot.

About the district

See also: San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District, California
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San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District is located in San Mateo County, California in Foster City, California. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to 32,129 residents.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Foster City (%) California (%)
White 45.5 57.6
Black or African American 1.9 6.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.1 1.0
Asian 45.0 13.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.4
Two or More Races 5.0 4.9
Hispanic or Latino 6.5 37.6


Foster City outperforms the rest of California when measured on the basis of median household income, percentage of residents living below the poverty level, percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's degree and percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Foster City was $115,053 compared to $61,632 for the state of California. 63.0% of Foster City residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 30.2 in California. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Foster City was 4.2% compared to 14.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 96.0% of Foster City residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 80.8% in California.[4]

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