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.

Candidates Training Workshop a Big Success


Approximately 35 people attended MWPAC’s Candidates Training Workshop on Monday, August 18.  Considering this is an “off” year with few big races at the local level, we were pleasantly surprised at the turn out at the Redwoods Presbyterian Church in Larkspur.  Ed Vorous provided a sumptuous feast before the program, which included presentations from campaign consultants, giving their hard-earned advice about how to run a campaign, and several speakers representing the media, unions and organizations that endorse.  It was agreed by the endorsers that candidates have to make public their phone numbers and email addresses so that endorsers can find them.  Supervisor Judy Arnold made an excellent presentation on what it’s like to run in a race fraught with controversy.


Elected Women’s Luncheon



Maureen Sedonaen, CEO of Goodwill for Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco, Founder of The Youth Leadership Institute, and Board President of Marin’s Center of Volunteer & Non Profit Leadership, with  student leaders who were guests of MWPAC at its annual Elected Women’s Luncheon celebrating Women’s History Month in March.


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