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November 3, 2020 Election

At the Council meeting of June 15, 2020, the City Council adopted a resolution proposing a General Municipal Election be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The names of the candidates who qualified for the 2020 General Municipal Election on November 3, 2020, appear below.

City of San Rafael Election

Mayoral Candidates

Kate Colin
Statement of Qualifications
Campaign Finance Documents

Mahmoud Shirazi
Statement of Qualifications
Campaign Finance Documents

Councilmember District 4 Candidates

John Gamblin
Statement of Qualifications
Campaign Finance Documents

Rachel Kertz
Statement of Qualifications
Campaign Finance Documents

Greg Knell
Statement of Qualifications
Campaign Finance Documents

Councilmember District 1 Candidate

Maika Llorens Gulati
Statement of Qualifications
Campaign Finance Documents

City Attorney Candidate

Robert Epstein

City Clerk Candidate

Lindsay Lara

Board of Education Election

Trustee Area 1

Gina Daly
Statement of Qualifications
Campaign Finance Documents

Samantha Ramirez
Statement of Qualifications

Trustee Area 3

Linda Jackson
Campaign Finance Documents

Trustee Area 5

Marina Palma
Campaign Finance Documents

Measure R

On July 20th, the City Council adopted a resolution directing the submission a ballot measure adding a nine-year, one-quarter percent transactions and use tax.

“To preserve essential city services with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento, including disaster/health emergency preparedness, repairing potholes/city streets, maintaining 911 emergency response times, city parks/playgrounds, crime prevention, preserving local services/programs for youth, families, seniors, homeless, and other city services, shall the City of San Rafael measure increasing the local sales tax rate by ¼%, for 9 years, providing $3,400,000 per year, be adopted?”

Additional Resources:
Staff report and resolution calling election
Independent Expenditure Ordinance
Staff report directing the submission of a ballot measure to the voters
Staff report and Impartial Analysis
Notice to Voters - Final Dates for filing Arguments and Argument Rebuttals

Independent Expenditures

An independent expenditure is an expenditure made in connection with a communication (e.g., a billboard, advertisement, mailing) that expressly advocates the nomination, election, or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or the qualification, passage, or defeat of a clearly identified measure. An independent expenditure is a payment that is not made to—or at the behest of—the affected candidate or committee. For more information, also visit the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

City of San Rafael Independent Expenditure Ordinance

San Rafael Districts Map

Trustees Areas Map

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