Marin County

Measure B

Marin County Free Library. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes76.5%
46,796 votes
No23.4%
14,301 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure K

Sausalito. Cannabis sales. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes26.4%
1,065 votes
No73.5%
2,960 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure C

Ross Elementary School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote

Yes78.7%
1,107 votes
No21.2%
299 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure D

Belvedere. Property transfer tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes44.1%
560 votes
No55.8%
708 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure E

Corte Madera. Special tax. Passes with a 2/3 vote.

Yes81.4%
3,824 votes
No18.5%
870 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure F

Fairfax. Special tax. Passes with a 2/3 vote.

Yes81.7%
3,320 votes
No18.2%
739 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure G

Larkspur. Sales tax. Passes with a 2/3 vote.

Yes59.6%
3,565 votes
No40.3%
2,410 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure H

San Anselmo. Library services tax. Passes with a 2/3 vote

Yes84.9%
5,865 votes
No15%
1,039 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure J

San Anselmo. Sales tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes74.6%
5,113 votes
No25.3%
1,733 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure L

Sausalito. Sales tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes69.1%
2,738 votes
No30.8%
1,224 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure M

Marin County Open Space District, Community Facilities District No. 2022-1. Martha Property bond. Passes with a 2/3 vote.

Yes78.8%
3,292 votes
No21.1%
885 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure N

Ross Valley Paramedic Authority. Special tax. Passes with a 2/3 vote.

Yes80.7%
728 votes
No19.2%
173 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure O

Inverness Public Utility District. Parcel tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes28%
114 votes
No71.9%
293 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure P

Inverness Public Utility District. Appropriations limit. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes92.3%
339 votes
No7.6%
28 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Measure Q

Stinson Beach County Water District. Appropriations limit. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes88.2%
232 votes
No11.7%
31 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Marin County Board of Education Board of Education, Trustee Area 1, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Li Delpan63.4%
7,785 votes
Philip Wyatt36.5%
4,483 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Marin County Board of Education Board of Education, Trustee Area 6

Top candidate wins seat.

Curtis F. Robinson(incumbent)79.2%
12,214 votes
Lori Dali20.7%
3,206 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

San Rafael City Schools Board of Education Governing Board, Trustee Area 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Lucia Martel Dow(incumbent)78.4%
4,258 votes
Lisa Longnecker21.5%
1,168 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

San Rafael City Schools Board of Education Governing Board, Trustee Area 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Carolina Martin(incumbent)74.5%
4,500 votes
Faye Bourret25.4%
1,537 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Tamalpais Union High School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Cynthia C. Roenisch(incumbent)26%
29,299 votes
Emily Uhlhorn25.5%
28,795 votes
Kevin Saavedra(incumbent)23.7%
26,712 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Bolinas-Stinson Union School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Nathan Mols Siedman(incumbent)35.1%
768 votes
Jacob Tonski25.6%
560 votes
Arianne Z. Dar(incumbent)20.2%
443 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Larkspur-Corte Madera School District Governing Board, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Beth Blair52%
2,528 votes
Emily M. Charley47.9%
2,327 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Mill Valley School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Sharon Nakatani29.5%
10,002 votes
Yunhee Yoo24.1%
8,190 votes
Natalie Katz23%
7,805 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Novato Unified School District Governing Board, Trustee Area 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Abbey Picus72.8%
3,217 votes
Tief Gibbs Jensen27.1%
1,200 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Reed Union School District Governing Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Afsaneh Zolfaghari(incumbent)30.8%
4,105 votes
Sherry Wangenheim(incumbent)28.7%
3,820 votes
Shelby Pasarell Tsai27.3%
3,640 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Ross Valley School District Governing Board

Top two candidates win seat.

Ryan O'Neil(incumbent)43.9%
7,222 votes
Chris Landles-Cobb39.6%
6,512 votes
Valeri Hood16.4%
2,700 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Shoreline Unified School District Governing Board, Trustee Area 1

Top two candidates win seat.

Heidi Koenig(incumbent)47.6%
1,189 votes
Tim J. Kehoe(incumbent)39.9%
996 votes
Buddy Faure12.4%
311 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Belvedere City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Peter E. Mark(incumbent)30.2%
676 votes
Jane Cooper29.6%
662 votes
Brian Davis23.4%
524 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Belvedere City Council, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Sally Wilkinson(incumbent)62%
740 votes
Carolyn Lund37.9%
452 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Corte Madera Town Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Eli Beckman(incumbent)33.8%
3,534 votes
Pat Ravasio21.2%
2,217 votes
Rosa M. Thomas20.2%
2,114 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Fairfax Town Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Stephanie Hellman(incumbent)34.8%
2,441 votes
Lisel Blash27.3%
1,914 votes
Cindy Swift18.2%
1,280 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Fairfax Town Clerk

Top candidate wins seat.

Michele Gardner(incumbent)100%
3,002 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Fairfax Town Treasurer

Top candidate wins seat.

Janet P. Garvin(incumbent)100%
3,035 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Larkspur City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Catherine Way(incumbent)34.3%
4,193 votes
Kevin T. Haroff(incumbent)30.4%
3,719 votes
Kevin Carroll20.3%
2,480 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Novato City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Rachel Farac54.3%
2,343 votes
Andy A. Podshadley45.6%
1,965 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Novato City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Pat Eklund57.7%
2,335 votes
Nicole Gardner25%
1,014 votes
Chris Carpiniello17.1%
693 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

San Anselmo Town Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Steve Burdo(incumbent)40.4%
4,502 votes
Tarrell Kullaway29.5%
3,295 votes
Ford Greene (incumbent)24.9%
2,778 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

San Anselmo Town Clerk

Top candidate wins seat.

Cecily T. Wilson100%
4,652 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

San Anselmo Town Treasurer

Top candidate wins seat.

John Mahl100%
4,724 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

San Rafael City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Eli Hill89.4%
4,899 votes
Gerrod Lonzell Herndon10.5%
577 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

San Rafael City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Maribeth Bushey(incumbent)78.3%
4,248 votes
Jonathan Frieman21.6%
1,174 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Sausalito City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Jill J. Hoffman(incumbent)41.6%
2,673 votes
Joan Cox36.1%
2,320 votes
Timothy McCloud15.8%
1,018 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Tiburon Town Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Jack Ryan(incumbent)29.8%
2,840 votes
Jon Welner(incumbent)25.1%
2,391 votes
Alice Fredericks(incumbent)24.5%
2,337 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Bel Marin Keys Community Services District Directors

Top two candidates win seat.

Steven Nash40.2%
533 votes
Vincent P. Lattanzio(incumbent)39.6%
524 votes
Daniel Retz(incumbent)20.1%
266 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Muir Beach Community Services District Directors

Top three candidates win seat.

Christine A. Murray(incumbent)31.7%
165 votes
Leighton Hills(incumbent)30%
156 votes
Steven Shaffer(incumbent)26%
135 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Southern Marin Fire Protection District Directors

Top four candidates win seat.

Cristine Soto Deberry(incumbent)23.6%
7,434 votes
Kurt Chun(incumbent)21.4%
6,722 votes
Peter Fleming(incumbent)19.9%
6,264 votes
Thomas W. Perazzo(incumbent)19.8%
6,229 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Tiburon Fire Protection District Directors

Top three candidates win seat.

Emmett O'Donnell(incumbent)28.4%
2,094 votes
Cheryl Woodford(incumbent)25.7%
1,897 votes
Richard Jones(incumbent)21.6%
1,594 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Bolinas Community Public Utility District Directors

Top three candidates win seat.

Jack Siedman(incumbent)33.5%
523 votes
Grace Godino(incumbent)28.6%
447 votes
Andrew Alexander Green22.8%
356 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Mesa Park Directors

Top three candidates win seat.

Walter Blair Tom34%
392 votes
Mark S. Lucanic25.2%
291 votes
Alexa Razma(incumbent)22%
254 votes

Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Novato Sanitary District Director, Division 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Dennis E. Bentley54.5%
2,238 votes
Gary Butler45.4%
1,863 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Marin Municipal Water District Director, Division 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Matthew Samson62.2%
9,625 votes
Jack Gibson(incumbent)37.7%
5,836 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Marin Municipal Water District Director, Division 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Ranjiv Khush61.2%
11,077 votes
Larry Bragman(incumbent)31.4%
5,688 votes
Jack Kenney7.2%
1,314 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Marin Municipal Water District Director, Division 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Jed Smith64.2%
9,913 votes
Shana M. Katzman35.7%
5,513 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County
 

State Assembly, District 12

Incumbent Marc Levine decided not to run for re-election, instead making a run for state insurance commissioner, a race he subsequently lost. Sara Aminzadeh and Damon Connolly are running in an open race to represent what was formerly the 10th Assembly District, but which, after redistricting, will be known as the 12th Assembly District, including Marin and Sonoma Counties. The two Democrats finished within a percentage point of each other in the June primary.

Candidates

Sara Aminzadeh
California Coastal Commissioner
DEMOCRAT
Damon Connolly
Marin County Supervisor
DEMOCRAT
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.

Climate

The world is getting hotter, and that’s affecting constituents of the district, from scorching hot temperatures to more frequent wildfires. What will you do for the environment when in office?

Aminzadeh wants to create a “Climate Caucus” of assemblymembers to focus on climate solutions and evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions footprint of new legislation. Aminzadeh says “we need to accelerate” California’s decarbonization efforts by 2030, which is 15 years faster than existing goals in state government. She aims to do that by tripling the production of renewable energy; accelerating electric vehicle infrastructure; and boosting subsidies to support e-bikes, e-scooters and electric vehicles. She does not favor carbon offsets, which allow carbon emitters in California to pay for climate-friendly projects outside of their facilities instead of reducing their own emissions.

Connolly touts his experience in helping to launch the Marin Clean Energy program and his work as a deputy attorney general when California sued energy company Enron for gouging California customers. “We literally need to set Sacramento on fire with the urgency of the climate crisis,” he says. He wants to pursue microgrids — which would power localities apart from PG&E — to help counties avoid power shutoffs. And he says the state needs to move to zero-emissions vehicle adoption statewide by 2030, five years short of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s public goal.

Wildfires

Wildfires have reshaped life in California, including Sonoma County. How would you help prevent wildfires from ravaging communities in your district?

Aminzadeh says sustainable vegetation management is needed to prevent the spread of wildfires. “We know that investing in wildfire prevention is far more cost-effective than having to fight a wildfire and then rebuild,” she says. Aminzadeh also would bolster support for people to protect their homes from wildfires, a process called “home-hardening.” Providing state tax credits for fire-safe homes can help incentivize home-hardening, she says, adding “I think there's a big gap between what we know helps prevent a wildfire spreading and what homeowners feel empowered to do.”

Connolly wants to make sure the undergrounding of utility lines and vegetation management are approached in an “environmentally sensitive” way. “We should not be unnecessarily cutting down trees, for example. People are very concerned about that,” he says. He touted the recent creation of a new body, the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, as proof of the district “stepping up and taking matters into our own hands.” He wants to make sure communities have the resources they need by ensuring the state is a “true partner,” including having enough fire-prevention in place to protect communities.

Housing

State government has been pushing local communities to be more accountable in meeting needed housing production goals, as advocates clamor for more housing production to bring home prices down and promote diversity and equity. What can you do to ensure communities in your district meet their housing production goals?

Aminzadeh says “the housing needs in the district are significant,” even as some in the community push back against housing. She told a story of being booed at a recent candidate forum for saying “additional housing was needed.” Still, she says building more dense housing is key to tackling climate change. The more people live close to their work, or to transit-rich commuter corridors, the fewer people have to drive. “I think tapping into the environmental ethos and history and honoring that history, but articulating the ways in which that needs to shift could be quite powerful,” she says.

Connolly points to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on people’s properties and converting offices to housing as ways to alleviate California’s housing and rental crisis. Connolly says the state often offers “one-size-fits-all” housing-production mandates that don’t fit local communities, like allowing housing to be built near areas at risk of wildfire. When talking about state mandates for housing production, he says of the community, “we feel the numbers are high,” but “we’re fully committed to meeting obligations.”

Abortion

With the recent Dobbs decision, people are seeing abortion rights curtailed across the country. How would you bolster abortion access here in California?

Aminzadeh is voicing her support for Proposition 1, which would enshrine abortion rights in the California constitution. “Once that right is in our constitution,” she says, she would immediately urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to fully fund transportation for anyone out-of-state seeking abortions in California. Aminzadeh would also seek to integrate abortion services into more existing community clinics. She also wants to bolster leave rights for people experiencing miscarriages, “which is something that I have dealt with personally,” she says.

Connolly wants California to be “a sanctuary state for abortion rights and reproductive health care.” He says he strongly supports Proposition 1 and says “every waking moment in the Capitol,” he’s going to push for women and gender equality, including other issues, like equal pay. “Throughout my career I have promoted women, I have supported women in elective office, I have hired women,” he says. “One of my chief strategists is a woman who is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community.” Connolly says California needs to provide clinics and safe access for abortions.

Transportation

What will you do to make public transportation a real, working alternative to driving for the commuters of your district?

Aminzadeh says providing more options for people to get to Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit trains, like shuttles or bike paths, would boost ridership. “We can make SMART smarter,” she says. Aminzadeh also favors making SMART train ridership free, which is necessary “if we’re really trying to serve essential workers or lower-income people.” She says her opponent, Damon Connolly, “failed to take action in a timely way” to act on making Highway 37 an elevated causeway — which would have restored habitat connectivity — adding that it will now be a “1990s-style highway.”

Connolly wants to focus on boosting SMART train use to get to recreational activities. He says he is “very focused on” Highway 37, and that the periodic flooding of Highway 37 makes it just as much an environmental project as it is a transportation project. The highway lays in wetlands and is threatened by sea-level rise. But beyond climate troubles, the two-lane road needs a revamp because it’s frequently bottlenecked, Connolly said. “People are stuck in soul-crushing traffic during commute hours.” He says he is in favor of making fares more uniform across different transit agencies to incentivize riding ferries, buses and trains in concert. He is advocating to use a movable barrier on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, which would also help make a bike lane there.

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

  • For Damon Connolly

  • Fiona Ma, state treasurer, California
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Teachers Association
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America
 

Measure B

Should Marin County voters approve an annual library parcel tax increase?

The measure would increase the existing library parcel tax of $57.56 per year to $98 per year, for a period of nine years, with further increases of up to 3% annually based on the Consumer Price Index (with exemptions for seniors). The tax would generate an estimated $4.7 million in annual revenue for the Marin County Free Library. Passes with a two-thirds vote. Read the full measure here.

Marin County Free Library. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes76.5%
46,796 votes
No23.4%
14,301 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Yes Argument

Many of the county’s library facilities are over 50 years old and their electrical and technological systems need to be updated. The measure will provide necessary funding to make essential repairs and upgrades to local libraries; expand library programs for youth, seniors and residents with disabilities; and guarantee computer and internet access for all residents. The county’s libraries provide particularly important resources for lower-income and at-risk residents. Failure to renew the measure would lead to cuts in library hours, collections and staff.

No Argument

No opponent argument

Key Supporters

  • Mary Jane Burke, superintendent of schools, Marin County
  • Friends of the Marin County Free Library
  • League of Women Voters of Marin County
  • Marin County Board of Supervisors

Key Opponents

  • N/A
 

Measure K

Should Sausalito voters repeal the city’s existing prohibition on cannabis sales? 

The measure would allow one storefront and one delivery-only cannabis business to open in the city, and establish an application process for retail cannabis businesses. The businesses would be locally regulated and have to pay the city the greater of 7.5% net profits or $50,000 per year. Passes with a majority vote. Read the full measure here.

Sausalito. Cannabis sales. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes26.4%
1,065 votes
No73.5%
2,960 votes
Updated at 6:28 PM PT on November 5, 2022
Marin County

Yes Argument

It’s been six years since Sausalitans overwhelmingly voted for safe cannabis legalization. Yet residents, particularly those with medical needs, still don’t have access to legal cannabis sales in the city. The measure was written to reflect community interests and includes strict regulations to ensure the two businesses are run safely, responsibly and away from schools. It will also help put illegal dealers out of business and reduce teen access to cannabis, while generating local tax revenue and creating at least 20 new jobs.

No Argument

This is a corporate cannabis initiative that takes away local control from Sausalito residents; evades crucial oversight and regulation by elected officials; and grants a monopoly to the Otter Brands cannabis corporation, which is sponsoring the measure. The Sausalito City Council should pass its own cannabis regulation measure that could bring in far more revenue.

Key Supporters

  • Karen Cleary, co-owner, Otter Brands

Key Opponents

  • Paul Mowry, pastor
  • Thomas Theodores, former mayor, Sausalito
  • Kurt Weinsheimer, tech executive