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Nov. 6 Election: Who's In, Who's Out

The filing period for the Nov. 6 election begins Monday, July 16. Here's a look at what seats are up for election.

For voters in Marin and throughout the U.S., this fall's Nov. 6 election has a ton of importance. But while supporters of President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney see this election's as a blockbuster for good reason, there aren't a plethora of local races, with no City Council or San Rafael School District board of trustees seats up for election.

But as the filing period opens today, July 16, there's plenty to chew on locally and regionally. For one, there's the school district parcel tax election, as well as the race to fill the big shoes of the retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey and represent Marin and much of the North Bay in the 2nd District in U.S. Congress.

Over the next few weeks, we'll let you know as candidates file papers - the filing period ends Aug. 10.

Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

2nd Congressional District: Democratic state Assemblyman Jared Huffman and Republican investment exec Dan Roberts, a Tiburon resident, are set to square off for the right to succeed the and represent Marin and much of the North Bay in Congress.

10th state Assembly District: San Rafael City Council member  and state Assemblyman and new San Rafael resident  were the two top vote getters in the June 5 open primary.

Marin Healthcare District - Two seats for the board that oversees the nonprofit entity that owns are up for election in the fall.

Marin Municipal Water District - Two seats are open this fall, including that of District 5, which includes Strawberry. Larry Russell represents District 5, which also includes parts of Larkspur and Corte Madera, Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito and Marin City. The seat for District 2, which is currently represented by Armando Quintero and includes much of San Rafael, is also up for election in the fall.

Patrick Bergin July 16, 2012 at 11:46 PM
I do not believe that Michael Allen is correctly noted as an incumbent. At the very least this is misleading. His current district (Assembly Dist. 7) includes parts of Napa, Vallejo and Vacaville, but does not include the areas he is currently seeking to represent. Its my understanding he only recently moved to this region so he could have a chance to run in an open seat.
Nicole Ely (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Thank you for pointing that out Patrick. The article has been updated.

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