Candidates Endorsement Night
MWPAC will host its Candidates Endorsement Night on Monday, September 22 at the San Rafael City Council Chambers, 1400 Fifth Avenue. The evening begins with a reception in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The meeting starts at 7:00. Candidates will speak on the Marin Healthcare District, Marin Water District, and Sausalito City Council races. After the presentations, members will caucus to discuss the candidates and individual members will vote on who they would like to endorse. An announcement will be made at that time about the results of the voting. MWPAC votes to endorse qualified women candidates, and recommend male candidates in races where there are more open seats than female candidates.
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.