While many are focused on next month’s San Rafael city council race, the 2014 race for a Marin County Supervisor seat is shaping up to be a crowded one.
San Rafael Councilman Damon Connolly is the third person to throw a hat in the ring for the District 1 seat.
The announcement of his candidacy was formally announced Wednesday, although Marin Independent Journal political columnist Dick Spotswood wrote a column last month about Connolly running in the race.
District 1 covers the greater San Rafael area, including most of the downtown business district and central San Rafael neighborhoods, but it excludes Gerstle Park and the Canal.
Connolly was first elected to the San Rafael City Council in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. He chairs the Marin Energy Authority and is a former president of the Dixie School District Board. He’s a San Rafael attorney who previously served as a supervising deputy California Attorney General, according to a release from his campaign. A Bay Area native, Connolly is a University of California Berkeley graduate who has lived in San Rafael for 17 years with his wife, Dawn, and their two daughters.
Carol Brandt, a life-long Marin resident who is against high-density housing, will also be competing against Connolly for the supervisor seat, according to the IJ.
A group of San Rafael residents launched a campaign earlier this year to recall Adams, but their efforts failed last month.
A three-way race means a June primary will probably have a subsequent November race, according to the IJ.