Released by Mike McGuire for Senate
Mike McGuire, a candidate for the Marin State Senate seat, announced today that Marin County Supervisor Kate Sears has joined his campaign as an early endorser, contributor and volunteer.
“Mike McGuire’s knowledge and understanding of our issues demonstrates his commitment to the people of Marin County,” said Supervisor Kate Sears. “Mike’s experience, ability to listen and strong work ethic will allow him to hit the ground running as Marin’s next state Senator.”
Supervisor Sears served as a Sausalito planning commissioner and worked as an attorney in the Consumer Affairs section of the State Attorney General’s office before being appointed by Governor Brown to her Supervisorial seat, where she won re-election in 2012.
McGuire has built a solid record of accomplishments creating good jobs, investing in local public schools and protecting our environment and coast. He currently serves as a Sonoma County supervisor and has served six years as a mayor and councilmember and four years leading his local school board.
McGuire launched his campaign just three months ago and now has over 80 local elected officials supporting his campaign throughout the district. He continues to build momentum and substantial support, including that of Congressman Jared Huffman, Congressman Mike Thompson, and retired Congressman Lynn Woolsey. A full supporters list can be found at www.MikeMcguireForSenate.com/supporters.
Congressman Jared Huffman stated, “Marin County can count on Mike to be active, involved, and deliver for the diverse communities that make up this incredible District.”
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (Ret.) endorsed McGuire saying, “Mike McGuire will make real progress for Marin County families in the State Senate. As a former school board president, he helped rebuild decaying schools in his community and Mike has been a champion for our environment, protecting thousands of acres of ridge-lines, sensitive open spaces, our rivers and coastline. And with attacks on women's healthcare rampant across the country, we need Mike in the State legislature where he will ensure California continues to lead.
As a county supervisor, McGuire united the community behind a plan that made Sonoma County first in the State of California in job growth. He built a coalition that invested in – and improved – local schools. He helped bring all sides together to pass sensible, balanced budgets. In addition, McGuire has been one of the leading advocates for investing record-level funding – $50 million dollars – in roads, bridges and other infrastructure this year.
As a mayor and city councilmember in his hometown of Healdsburg, McGuire helped create innovative partnerships with small businesses that worked to make the local economy one of the most vibrant in the region – and co-founded a coalition that has protected the Russian River and its tributaries. As Northern California’s youngest school board president, McGuire led the successful effort to rebuild decaying schools and revitalize playing fields and recreation areas.
McGuire has deep roots in California’s North Coast – it’s been his family’s home for three generations. A graduate of Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College and Healdsburg High School, McGuire was raised in Sonoma County. His family farmed the fertile soils of the Alexander Valley – growing prunes and grapes – for almost a half century. McGuire and his wife Erika, a local schoolteacher, are looking forward to raising their family here.
Learn more about Mike’s campaign at: www.MikeMcGuireForSenate.com.