Re-Elect Steven Scharf to Cupertino City Council

Let's Build A Better Cupertino for All


Please Donate to My Campaign


I hate asking for money. But unlike other candidates, I am not supported by developers and corporate interests, or their shills. In 2016 I collected 1/6th the amount of money that the developer-owned candidates spent. Additionally, separate from the funding to their candidates, developers spent about six-times my own total campaign budget on attack ads and mailers via independent expenditure committees.

In 2016 I depended on an army of resident-volunteers going door-to-door, something that the developerís candidates couldnít duplicate. With Covid-19, door-to-door campaigning is difficult. Iíll need for more social-media advertising and mailers.

I am very frugal in spending, but there are necessary expense. The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters charges $2860 to print a candidateís ballot statement in the ballot booklet. Single-color yard signs cost about $5 each. A thumb-drive with voter lists costs $130. Direct mail pieces cost about $8000 to reach every household with registered voters.

Any amount is appreciated. You can donate via the PayPal link or Iíll come collect a check, or let you use contact free Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay.

Donation Rules

State and Federal Rules

1. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder to Donate
2. For Donations of $100 or more  (per person, per campaign) You Must State Your Employer and Occupation and this Will Be Disclosed in Campaign Finance Disclosures.
3. Couples can make two separate donations less than $100 each, without disclosing employer or occupation.
4. Employer and occupation is not required for donations of less than $100 (cumulative per campaign)

My Rule
I do not accept donations from Developers, Corporations, Utilities, or the Special Interest Groups and PACs that they Fund.

Make a Donation

Please enter the following information for your donation:
Name   Required
Email Address
Phone Number
Street Address
Employer   Required, if donation amount is $100 or more
Occupation   Required, if donation amount is $100 or more

Donation Amount

  Specify Amount  
I want a Yard Sign (choose design:)

         No Thanks

If you prefer not to use this online form, you may still make a Pay Pal or Venmo Donation. If you prefer to do this, please e-mail me your name and address (plus occupation and employer for donations $100 or greater). Send information to

For checks, mail them to Steven Scharf for Cupertino City Council 2020, PO Box 467, Cupertino, CA  95015-0467


Venmo: or 408-669-6174


Steven Scharf for Cupertino City Council 2020 FPPC ID #1388099