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Supervisors Susan Adams and Katie Rice joined the rest of the Marin board in their support for Assemblyman Michael Allen in his reelection campaign when they announced their endorsements this week.
Supervisors Judy Arnold, Steve Kinsey and Kate Sears endorsed Allen, who is running for a seat in the 10th District of the California State Assembly, during the primary election. Allen recently moved to downtown San Rafael when redistricting splintered his current district, which included Napa County as well as parts of Sonoma and Solano counties.
“With every community in Marin, from San Rafael to Bolinas to Larkspur and beyond, facing cuts to schools and fighting to keep parks open, we need experienced, committed lawmakers like Michael Allen back in Sacramento to stand up for us,” Rice said in a press release.
Prior to his election to the Assembly in November 2010, Allen had a career as a registered nurse, lawyer, mediator and labor leader. He chaired the SMART Citizens Advisory Committee and worked with residents of both Marin and Sonoma counties to tackle transportation issues.
Allen earned the top spot in the June 5 primary. His runner-up is San Rafael City Council member Marc Levine.
Although Levine did not receive any of the supervisor’s endorsements, he is “gratified to have broad support from local elected officials and community leaders across Marin and Sonoma, including the mayors of Santa Rosa, Novato, Larkspur, Tiburon and Sausalito and the sheriff and district attorney of Marin County,” he said.