The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee Invites You to Our Candidates’ Workshop

Monday, June 15, 2015, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia, Larkspur

If you’ve decided to run for public office, or you
are thinking about it, or if a friend is running and you want to help, or if there’s an issue you want to address, this workshop is for you!

Among the topics to be discussed are:

Developing a campaign strategy
Raising money for your campaign
Running an effective precinct and telephone campaign
Choosing the right kitchen cabinet
Securing important endorsements,
and creating a dynamic mail, media and web presence.

Speakers include campaign professionals and elected officials who have learned from experience what works best.

Enjoy an evening out, mingling with potential supporters, fellow candidates and office holders, and dine on a gourmet dinner prepared by local caterer Suzie Deming. The cost for the evening is only $35.

Please RSVP by June 12, 2015 to reserve your spot by mailing a check to MWPAC, PO Box 113, Kentfield, CA 94914. Please leave a message for Barbara at to let her know you are coming. You can also give her a call at 1 (415) 897-1224 or pay through Pay Pal under Donate on this web site.

New Members Tea

TeaOur New Members Tea was a big success! Held at the charming Margie Belrose Theater in San Rafael, our event honoring new members attracted a good-sized turnout including several high school students and young professionals from the Young Democrats Club, plus other guests who are not members yet, but we hope they will join us soon. Guests learned about the long history of MWPAC and about our mission to get more women elected to public office. With soothing harp music in the background, guests enjoyed tea poured from beautiful tea pots, wine, finger sandwiches, pastries and sweets. It was a lovely high tea and a chance for everyone to chat and catch up, and meet new people.

MWPAC’s Elected Women’s Luncheon

MWPAC’s annual Elected Women’s Luncheon honoring elected women officials and young women student leaders was a big success. The weather cooperated with a lovely, warm Spring-like day. Some 83 people filled the room at The Club at McInnis Park.

Guest speaker newly elected State Controller Betty Yee outlined the many duties of her office, which she has only been in for two months, and the many projects already underway. Speaking to the young women, she emphasized getting some education in finance, no matter what professional field they might enter.
Keynote Speaker Nancy Skinner, who was just termed out after three terms in the State Assembly, traced her career, from being the first and only UC Cal student to be elected to the Berkeley City Council, to her future plans to run for the State Senate. She advised the young students to keep in contact with people they meet throughout their academic career and into their early profession. These people can be invaluable contacts through life, she said.

The students each received a rose, and proclamations from Congressman Jared Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire, and Assemblyman Marc Levine.

Election Night Wrap Up

Guest speakers Greg Brockbank, attorney and former San Rafael City councilman; Jeanne MacLeamy, architect and Novato City Council Member, and Brad Breithaupt, Opinion Page Editor of the Marin IJ, discuss the outcome of November 4th, 2014 election, locally and beyond.

Candidates Endorsement Night

Three endorsed for Marin Healthcare Board

The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee held its Endorsement Night Sept. 22 and members voted to endorse Evelyn Foster, Jennifer Hershon and Jennifer Rienks for the Marin Healthcare District board of directors. The group also voted to recommend Jonathan Leone for Sausalito City Council.

MWPAC members can recommend male candidates who support our issues if they are not directly running against a qualified woman, and receive 51 per cent of the votes. In the case of Sausalito, there were two seats open and only one woman running. In the case of the Marin Municipal Water District Board, Division 3, Candidate Larry Bragman received enough votes to block Incumbent Liza Crosse’s endorsement. Bragman was critical of the Board’s handling of several issues.

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