2024 - March 5 Primary Endorsements
Congress, District 2
Assembly, District 12
Supervisor, District 4
Ross Town Council
Ross Town Council
Yes on Measure D
Teri Dowling - Ross Town Council
Current Leadership: Marin County Commission on Aging, Commissioner, representing the Town of Ross (2011- present, Chair 2015-17); Marin Aging Action Initiative, member (2017 - present), Co-Chair (2018-2021), Chair (2021-2023); Age Friendly Ross Task Force (initiated and Chair 2018-present).
Profession: San Francisco Department of Public Health (1974-2023). Held various position including Director, Health Education; Director, HIV Counseling, Testing and Linkage; Director, Senior Information, Referral and Health Promotion; Community Planning Manager, Disaster Preparedness and Response.
Past Leadership and Community Service: Founder/Rebuilding Together San Francisco; Chair/To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation; Chair/Political Action Committee/IFPTE Local 21; Gray Panthers of the East Bay; Peace Corp Volunteer in Ghana.
Education: BA University of New York at Oneonta; MA, University of Denver; MPH, University of California, Berkeley
Ross resident 32 years
Bill Kircher - Ross Town Council
Bill Kircher was elected to the Town Council in April 2020. Bill and his wife, Valerie, a former teacher, have enjoyed living in Ross ever since buying their home here nine years ago. They have three grown children, the youngest of whom taught at Bacich School. Bill is an attorney (Stanford Law School) with broad-based experience in state and local government. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney (Los Angeles), and before that was the principal legislative aide to a Bay Area State Senator and a committee consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. In addition to his government service, he has been a trial attorney in private practice, handling primarily complex litigation with an emphasis on securities and intellectual property issues. He has taught a Constitutional law course at Stanford through its continuing studies program and serves as a general partner of an investment partnership that owns and develops commercial properties in other parts of California and five other states.
Vote YES on Measure A
Measure A, on the March 5, 2024 ballot, will provide funding to repair aging classrooms and labs at all Tam District high school facilities. Voting Yes on A means our local highs schools can continue to prepare students for college and careers and ensures local students have the same state-of-the-art educational facilities as other high school students in Marin County already have.
Our local high schools consistently win State and national awards recognizing the high-quality education they provide for local students. However, classrooms, labs, facilities, and school technology were built for a different era of learning. Redwood and Archie Williams are both over 60 years old and Tam High is over 100 years old. The last significant upgrades to our schools occurred almost 20 years ago. Because the state does not provide funding for facilities, local schools cannot update classrooms and labs to support quality education without local funding.
Voting Yes on A will provide the funding to:
Repair and replace leaking roofs and inefficient heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems
Rebuild and update math, art, and music classrooms and science labs
Repair, replace, and upgrade disability access and security, fire, lighting, and other safety systems
Vote YES on Measure D
The skyrocketing cost of housing in Larkspur is costing everyone. We must find a better way to keep fixed income seniors and workers housed while keeping landlords in business. Building more housing will take 5-10 years. A moderate rent control measures will preserve affordable housing. Measure D takes existing state law AB 1482 and lowers the 10% state cap to 7%, reducing renter displacement while giving landlords room to keep up with inflation. A rental registry collects data needed to guide policy and a simple appeal process minimizes cost and bureaucratic red tape. Measure D sunsets in 2029 and was written after holding one year of community workshops and public hearings with small and large landlords, renters and homeowners. Please vote yes on Measure D.