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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California

Ciudad de Daly CityCandidato para Consejo Municipal

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Gabriella Makstman

Financial Planning Manager
6,549 votos (14%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Daly City Needs More Income: Bring Silicon Valley to Daly City, attract high tax revenue businesses such as startups and hotels, and make it easier for small business owners to operate
  • Our Budget Needs Oversight and Transparency: Encourage financial discipline and smart planning, honor our financial commitments and provide our residents with quality services
  • Our Neighborhoods Need Better Safety & Affordability: Bring focus back to the core needs of current residents through multi-use developments, retention of public safety officers, and foster community spirit with public events and spaces



Profesión:Financial Planning & Analysis Manager
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Online Media Company (2016–current)
Senior Business Analysis, Retail Start-Up (2015–2016)
Senior Financial Analyst, E-Commerce Printing Company (2011–2014)
Financial Analyst, Home Goods Retailer (2007–2011)


San Francisco State Bachelor of Arts, International Relations (2005)

Actividades comunitarias

President, Board of Directors (+ other roles), Village of Serramonte, Daly City (2009–2014)
Intern Lobbyist, EDC, Washington D.C. (2001–2002)
Intern, Senator's Office, California (1996–1998)
Pollster & Precinct Manager, '96 Presidential Campaign (1996–1997)


Gabriella Makstman is a proud Daly City resident, having lived both in the Serramonte and Southern Hills neighborhoods. Gabriella moved to the San Francisco Bay Area as a child, attending Lowell High School and graduating from San Francisco State University with a BA in International Relations.

Gabriella has over a decade of experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, supporting well known Bay Area companies and early stage start-ups. She has served as both President and Treasurer of the Serramonte Village Board of Directors. Prior to working in the private sector, Gabriella worked in development for several non-profit organizations, including the ALS Association. She has participated in lobby activism in Washington, D.C., supporting Eating Disorders and Mental Health Bills in Congress and the Senate.

As an immigrant from the Eastern European country of Latvia, Gabriella understands the unique needs of the multicultural and diverse population of Daly City. She is a mother of two young girls and she wants them to inherit a beautiful and flourishing Daly City.

If elected, Gabriella will fight to make sure that the voices of Daly City residents are heard. She will tirelessly work to support the needs of our community.

"I'm running so that I can make a difference in our community. I want to make Daly City better for my children, for our children. I am tired of hearing polticians fighting about policies that distract from what's important to Daly City residents.

I am ready to bring common sense back. I'm ready to serve the community"

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • Rachel Garibaldi, Retired Trustee - Bayshore Elementary School District
  • Madolyn Agrimonti, Daly City Councilmember & Mayor 1990-2002, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Sonoma 2014- Present
  • Howard Edelman, Daly City Planning Commissioner & President HOA at Summit Ridge at Saddle Mountain

Organizaciónes (1)

  • San Mateo County GOP (Supporting, Not Endorsing since I am not a registered Republican)

Funcionarios electos (5)

  • Sandi Arnott, San Mateo County Treasurer
  • Marianne Petroni, Retired Board Member, Jefferson Elementary School District
  • Shakeel Ali, Board Member, Jefferson Union High School District
  • Nick Occhipinti, Board Member, Jefferson Union High School District
  • Herb Perez, Mayor of Foster City

Individuos (5)

  • Olga Stavinskaya-Vasquez, Daly City Personnel Board Member
  • Carole Hutchins, Daly City Personnel Board Member
  • Robert Bernardo, San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner
  • Marian Mann, Community Leader
  • Victor Spano, Jefferson Union School District Bond Oversight Committee

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

Gabriella believes our politicians have lost track of the needs of their constituents and communities. They have become too focused on party politics. She wants to help Daly City continue to prosper, grow and thrive. Gabriella believes in community development, fiscal responsibility, access to quality education, governmental accountability and transparency, and protecting public safety. She believes in reducing special interest influence over government processes. She wants to see more of our tax dollars supporting our community and not the pockets of the inefficient state and federal government offices.

Gabriella believes in access to vocational training opportunities for high school and college students and all adults of working age. No one should be left behind as our economy prospers. She knows we must attract businesses to our city to employee our growing community. Gabriella supports school choice initiatives such as vouchers and tax-credits. She believes parents and families should be empowered to make the best decisions for their children.

Videos (3)

Campaigning for the Future of Daly City — September 14, 2016 Gabriella Makstman

Video of me campaigning in Daly City.

Introduction — September 14, 2016 Gabriella Makstman

Introducing myself to the community

Why I'm the best candidate to vote for — September 14, 2016 Gabriella Makstman

Highlights my experience

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