Congratulations to our endorsed candidates for prevailing in their races.
Anna Pletcher moves forward in the November 6, 2018 election and remains our endorsed candidate for District Attorney.
JUNE 2018 ENDORSEMENTS
SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 5
Mary Jane Burke
Superintendent of Schools
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;
- update systems using modern technology;
- 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:
- strengthening fire/emergency preparedness,
- finding solutions for Highway 37 and finishing “the narrows” and
- 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
One of the things I’ve learned over the years working as a teacher, instructional aide, principal and superintendent is that good teachers, properly resourced schools, and an energetic approach to education can profoundly impact students and the community. I’m running for re-election because there has never been a more important time for sustained educational leadership and innovation, and because I continue to believe there is nothing more important than investing in our community’s most precious resource: students.
As Superintendent I’ve partnered with businesses to create work-based learning opportunities for thousands of students, prioritized opportunities for first-generation college attendance, and Co-Founded Schools Rule Marin, a county-wide school foundation that has raised more than $3 million for Marin Schools to invest in technology, literacy, wellness and the arts. I’ve also leveraged relationships around the country to secure more than $28 million in grants over the last two years to support early childhood education, math and science learning, and college readiness. My demonstrated commitment to promoting all students, including those that need more resources, is something for which I am extremely proud, and it’s something I will remain committed to over the next four years.