JUNE 2018 ENDORSEMENTS
Anna Pletcher – District Attorney
Mary Jane Burke – Superintendent of Schools
Shelly Scott – Assessor
Judy Arnold – Supervisor, District 5
David Kunhardt – Corte Madera Town Council
ANNA PLETCHER for DISTRICT ATTORNEY
As an experienced federal prosecutor and law professor, the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, and a mother, I’m running for District Attorney to fight for safety and justice for all of Marin.
After 70 years of insider DAs, we need a fresh perspective from a proven prosecutor who is experienced, independent, and fair.
I’m the only candidate committed to reforming our cash bail system and providing rape kit exams in-county. I will expand restorative youth justice alternatives and collaborate to break the cycle of homelessness. I’ll make sure that Marin joins regional partners to protect our environment and build safer schools. These smart reforms make us safer, stronger, and save taxpayer resources.
I’m proud to raise my three children in Mill Valley, where I’ve worked tirelessly to protect families, as Chair of the Marin Women’s Commission and by helping lead the Marin County Coalition to End Human Trafficking.
SHELLY SCOTT for ASSESSOR
You may not know much about the Assessors Office (many people don’t). So, may I share why this work is so important for the community.
County Assessors determine the worth of homes and commercial property, and help property owners understand how changes might affect property values.
Over 30 years in our Marin County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk’s office, I’ve worked through the ranks (in every division). I’ve developed a broad skill set, a comprehensive understanding of every department, and identified goals to improve morale and move us forward:
streamline processes to make them more transparent and accessible;
improve workplace functionality.
Everyday we help people transform their frustration into understanding and replace confusion with clarity. I love helping people become empowered through greater knowledge.
I’m proud to be endorsed by Marin Democrats, and I ask for your vote for Marin County Assessor.
JUDY ARNOLD for SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5
We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I have the honor of advocating for our families and local businesses and the responsibility of keeping the balance between progress and protection.
We are a small community leading on big issues: to be good stewards of the land, address climate change, support local businesses and improve opportunities for ageless, independent living.
Together we’ve worked to lower the density of future housing developments; our SMART Train is rolling and surpassing expectations and we’ve completed the South Novato Library expansion. Now it’s time to tackle the next priorities: 1) strengthening fire/emergency preparedness, 2) finding solutions for Highway 37 and finishing “the narrows” and 3) completing the Novato Theater.
You have entrusted me to protect our natural beauty, preserve the fundamental values we cherish—safe neighborhoods, fairness, inclusiveness, civility, hard work, and building a sustainable future.
I’m honored to be endorsed by Marin Democrats!
DAVID KUNHARDT for CORTE MADERA TOWN COUNCIL
After twenty years in real estate, including ten as Sr. VP of Community Investment for Transamerica, I wanted to address climate change, so I switched to solar energy in 2007. I am a founding principal of SolEd Benefit Corp.
As volunteer, I serve on the Boards of Environmental Forum of Marin, the Marin Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby and the Coalition for a Livable Marin. I volunteer for the Time to Lead on Climate coalition, and am a Climate Reality Leadership Corps speaker.
I has been on the Democratic Central Committee of Marin since 2014. I served as an elected Hillary delegate to the DNC Convention in 2016.
I graduated from Middlebury College with honors in Political Science. As a senior, I completed the American University’s Washington Semester. I then attended the Master of Urban & Regional Planning program at George Washington Univ.
See more at: KunhardtForCouncil.org