MWPAC Endorsement Night Wednesday, January 15, 2020
California primary elections will be held on Tuesday, March 3, which pushes the MWPAC Endorsement Night into January. The State ballot will have candidates for U.S. President, U.S. Representative, State Assembly Member, County Supervisors District 2, 3 and 4, City Council of Mill Valley, and Town Councils of Corte Madera, Ross and Tiburon.
We are starting off the new year with MWPAC Endorsement Night on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The evening begins with a Candidates’ Reception at Yet Wah Restaurant, 1238 Fourth St., San Rafael, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wine and appetizers will be served. This is our opportunity to speak directly with the candidates vying for our vote during the Endorsement proceedings. This reception is free to the candidates; $20/person for MWPAC members and friends, payable at the door.
Beginning at 7:00 p.m., immediately following the Candidates’ Reception, please come to the San Rafael City Hall, 1400 Fifth Ave., San Rafael, to hear the candidates for County Supervisor and city and town councils present their positions on important local issues. Endorsement Night is moderated by members of the Endorsement Committee, chaired by Michele Barni. Endorsement Night is free and open to the public. Current MWPAC members are eligible to vote to endorse the candidates of their choice. If you have a question about your membership status, please contact Dotty LeMieux at firstname.lastname@example.org
MWPAC’s Elected Women’s Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, March 20. It’s always a very popular event and besides enjoying great food, you will hear excellent, inspiring speakers. So, put this on your calendar!
MWPAC Announces Endorsements
[Video produced by Marin Community Media]
Thursday night, members of the Marin Women’s Political Action Committee voted to endorse the following candidates:
Fairfax Town Council — Renee Goddard and Cindy Swift
San Anselmo Town Council — Kim Pipkin. Steve Burdo, recommended.
Novato City Council —
District 1 — Susan Wernick
District 3 — Eric Lucan, recommended
District 5 — Amy Peele
The mission of MWPAC is to encourage, promote, support and endorse women running for public office. In races where there is no qualified woman candidate or more open seats than qualified women, the group may vote to recommend a male candidate. All candidates receive a four-page questionnaire to fill out and return. Candidates who return the questionnaire may receive an invitation to an endorsement meeting if they are found to be running a viable campaign and they agree with our bottom-line issues.
Video to follow.
Run to Win!
A CANDIDATE’S WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time Management, Endorsements, Web Design, Social Media,
Basics of Fundraising and Basics of Running a Campaign
Laurie Earp of Earp Events and Fundraising
Lise Stampfli, Web Designer
Dotty LeMieux of GreenDog Campaigns
Pat Johnstone, Community Organizer and Campaign Field Director
Nancy Warren, Warren Enterprises
Diane Gasson, Novato Unified School District, Trustee
Brad Breithaupt, Editor Marin IJ
Ken Martin, Marin Professional Firefighters
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Running To Win” with Gina Brewer and Nancy Warren. Nancy’s talk is on FPPC Compliance.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Running To Win” with Dotty LeMieux on Campaign Basics 101
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Organizing Your Volunteers To Walk and Phone Bank” with Community Organizer and Campaign Field Director, Pat Johnstone.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Getting That All Important Endorsement” with Marin IJ Editor, Brad Breithaupt.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Getting That All Important Endorsement” with Marin Professional Firefighters, Ken Martin.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Making Your Website Work For You and Social Media” with Web Designer and Consultant, Lise Stampfli.
Marin Womens” Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “A Personal Experience of Campaigning” with Novato Unified School District Trustee, Diane Gasson.
Marin Womens’ Political Action Committee’s Candidate Workshop – “Fundamentals and Fun of Fundraising” with Earp Events and Fundraising’s Laurie Earp.
MWPAC Endorsement Night Results
The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee held its second Endorsement night focusing on school district races. The event was held Monday, September 24 at the San Rafael City Council Chambers. Members voted to endorse the following women candidates and to recommend the following male candidates:
Dixie School District — Megan Hutchinson and Brooks Nguyen
Kentfield School District — Sarah Killingsworth and Heather McPhail Sridharan
Novato Unified School District — Diane Gasson and Derek Knell
San Rafael School District — Rachel Kertz, Jon Marker and Natu Tuatagaloa
Sausalito-Marin City School District — Bonnie Rose Hough
Tamalpais Union High School District — Cynthia Roenisch
In addition, members voted to endorse Carol Dillon-Knutson for the Novato Sanitary District
MWPAC Endorsement Night on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee members voted Wednesday night, September 12, on candidates for endorsement. The following candidates will receive the group’s endorsement or recommendation:
Diana Conti, Wanden Treanor and Suzanne Brown Crow were endorsed for seats on the board of trustees for the College of Marin.
Tina McMillan was endorsed for the North Marin Water District. Rick Fraites received a recommendation.
Cynthia Koehler was endorsed for the Marin Municipal Water District.
Megan Clark and Crystal Yezman were endorsed for the Las Gallinas Sanitary District.
Jennifer Rienks was endorsed for the Marin County Healthcare District. Dr. Brian Su received a recommendation.
MWPAC is dedicated to helping qualified women succeed in running for public office. All candidates seeking endorsement must fill out a questionnaire acknowledging their support of the group’s bottom line issues. Men may receive a recommendation if there are more open seats than there are qualified women candidates in a race.