You must complete and submit a candidate application to run for office. The nomination period opens on July 13th and closes on Friday, August 7, 2020, unless an eligible incumbent fails to file, in which case there will be a five day extension period to no later than 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
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 seats to be presented to the voters will be:
|City of San Rafael||Board of Education|
Statement of Qualifications
- Maika Llorens Gulati - Office of Councilmember, District 1
- John Gamblin - Office of Councilmember, District 4
- Rachel Kertz - Office of Councilmember, District 4
- Greg Knell - Office of Councilmember, District 4
- Lindsay Lara - Office of City Clerk
- Gina Daly - Office of Board of Education, Area 1
- Samantha Ramirez- Office of Board of Education, Area 1
- Linda Jackson - Office of Board of Education, Area 3
Note: Office of Mayor and Board of Education, Area 5 filing deadlines have been extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
Nomination Papers Issued / Filed
Below displays who has been issued their candidate documents, who has filed and who has been confirmed as a qualified candidate. A potential candidate may file, but may not be a qualified candidate due to rejected signatures on their nomination petition, incomplete filing, etc.
|Name||Office Sought||Papers Issued||Papers Filed||Qualified|
|Lindsay Lara||City Clerk & Assessor||07/13/2020||07/29/2020||YES|
|Mahmoud A. Shirazi||Mayor||07/13/2020||07/29/2020||YES|
|Robert F. Epstein||City Attorney||07/13/2020||07/22/2020||YES|
|Rachel Kertz||Councilmember, District 4||07/13/2020||07/31/2020||YES|
|Maika Llorens Gulati||Councilmember, District 1||07/13/2020||07/27/2020||YES|
|Greg Knell||Councilmember, District 4||07/14/2020||08/06/2020||YES|
|Samantha A. Ramirez||Board of Education Trustee, Area 1||07/15/2020||08/04/2020||YES|
|Linda Jackson||Board of Education Trustee, Area 3||07/17/2020||07/31/2020||YES|
|John Gamblin||Councilmember, District 4||07/17/2020||07/27/2020||YES|
|Gina Daly||Board of Education Trustee, Area 1||07/24/2020||07/29/2020||YES|
Transactions and Use Tax Ballot Measure
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?”