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November 3, 2020 Election

Candidate Application
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 RafaelBoard of Education
  • Mayor (at-large)
  • Councilmember - District 1
  • Councilmember - District 4
  • Part-time City Attorney (at-large)
  • City Clerk and Assessor (at-large)
  • Board of Education Trustee - Area 1
  • Board of Education Trustee - Area 3
  • Board of Education Trustee - Area 5

Statement of Qualifications

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.

NameOffice SoughtPapers IssuedPapers FiledQualified
Lindsay LaraCity Clerk & Assessor07/13/202007/29/2020YES
Mahmoud A. ShiraziMayor07/13/202007/29/2020YES
Robert F. EpsteinCity Attorney07/13/202007/22/2020YES
Kate ColinMayor07/13/202007/17/2020YES
Rachel KertzCouncilmember, District 407/13/202007/31/2020YES
Maika Llorens GulatiCouncilmember, District 107/13/202007/27/2020YES
Greg KnellCouncilmember, District 407/14/202008/06/2020YES
Samantha A. RamirezBoard of Education Trustee, Area 107/15/202008/04/2020YES
Linda JacksonBoard of Education Trustee, Area 307/17/202007/31/2020YES
John GamblinCouncilmember, District 407/17/202007/27/2020YES
Gina DalyBoard of Education Trustee, Area 107/24/202007/29/2020YES

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?”

Additional Resources:
Staff report and resolution calling election
Independent Expenditure Ordinance
Staff report directing the submission of a ballot measure to the voters

San Rafael Districts Map

Trustees Areas Map

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