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ELECTIONS & ENDORSEMENTS

MARCH 2020 BALLOT

Marin supervisors vote to place wildfire tax on March ballot


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MARCH 2020 BALLOT

Ballot Measure Deadlines including arguments and other information.


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MARCH 2020 BALLOT

Sonoma Marin Area Regional Transit is seeking 'sales tax renewal'


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ENDORSEMENT PROCESS

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ELECTION & GOV EVENTS

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Susan Wernick District Elections Advocacy BEC Business Educaiton Committee

DISTRICT ELECTIONS

Novato for the first time ever will be holding District Elections. Novato has 5 districts and there are three districts up for election (1, 3, 5) The Novato Chamber has met ALL candidates from these districts and held a public candidates forum and endorsed candidates in each of the five districts. 
Note: a resident may only vote for candidates in THEIR district therefore, people in District 2 & 4 will not be voting for City Council in 2019. 

Mission of the Novato Chamber Goals

2019 NOVATO CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

DISTRICT 3
9/9/2019

Novato Chamber rescinds its endorsement of District 3 candidate Eric Lucan.

The Novato Chamber Board of Directors has voted to rescind their previous endorsement of Eric Lucan's bid for re-election to the Novato City Council...his decision to support an accelerated increase to the minimum wage in Novato has caused concern to our members and others in our business community...

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2019 NOVATO CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

AMY PEELE

ENDORSED 

The Novato Chamber Board of Directors endorses Ay Peel for the office of Novato City Council representing District 5..

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2019 NOVATO CITY COUNCIL ELECTION

SUSAN WERNICK

ENDORSED 

The Novato Chamber Board of Directors endorses Susan Wernick (right) for the office of Novato City Council representing District 1.

For over 100 years, the Novato Chamber has weighed in on local and regional politics to ensure that the region's businesses and economic interests are represented. We make public stances on regional measures, candidates, and regulations.

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

Regional Measure III


ENDORSED

 

Government Affairs committee Novato Chamber after interviewing Judy Arnold, District V Supervisorial Candidate (2018)

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

District V
Marin County Supervisor


Judy Arnold - ENDORSED

 

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

CA Assembly 10th District


NO ENDORSEMENT MADE

The Novato Chamber was not able to meet with every candidate.

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

AB 3087

The Novato Chamber OPPOSES AB 3087 as amended April 9, 2018, that interferes with an employer's ability to negotiate for benefit designs and costs for their employees, interferes with Covered California's ability to negotiate with insurers, reduces access to care, adds an additional layer of bureaucracy, and adds a new health care cost called "witness fees".

AB 3087 establishes an appointed commission to impose price controls on...

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OPPOSED!!!

 

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MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

CA Senate - 2nd District


ENDORSED Mike McGuire

 

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MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

Legislative Summit

In April, Novato Chamber leaders participated in the North Bay Chambers Legislative Summit. The summit, a meeting comprised of chambers throughout the north bay, aims to create a list of legislative priorities for the region. The summit was convened with the aim to establish THREE topics. Near the end of the summit, a FOURTH topic was added to complete the list. While no official vote or endorsement of the list has been made by the Board, the Novato Chamber wanted to share the results. Tha aim of this list is to help guide the region in their legislative priorities when working with local, regional and state officials.

Click Here for the Full Press List

For over 100 years, the Novato Chamber has weighed in on local and regional politics to ensure that the region's businesses and economic interests are represented. We make public stances on regional measures, candidates, and regulations.

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

Regional Measure III


ENDORSED

 

Government Affairs committee Novato Chamber after interviewing Judy Arnold, District V Supervisorial Candidate (2018)

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

District V
Marin County Supervisor


Judy Arnold - ENDORSED

 

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

CA Assembly 10th District


NO ENDORSEMENT MADE

The Novato Chamber was not able to meet with every candidate.

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

AB 3087

The Novato Chamber OPPOSES AB 3087 as amended April 9, 2018, that interferes with an employer's ability to negotiate for benefit designs and costs for their employees, interferes with Covered California's ability to negotiate with insurers, reduces access to care, adds an additional layer of bureaucracy, and adds a new health care cost called "witness fees".

AB 3087 establishes an appointed commission to impose price controls on...

Click Here for the Full Press Release


OPPOSED!!!

 

Mike McGuire Solar Craft Novato Chamber Endorsements

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

CA Senate - 2nd District


ENDORSED Mike McGuire

 

Leadership Novato Donate legacy sponsor participate community LNACN novato Chamber chairty donation sponosr support

MIDTERM ELECTIONS | 2018 BALLOT

Legislative Summit

In April, Novato Chamber leaders participated in the North Bay Chambers Legislative Summit. The summit, a meeting comprised of chambers throughout the north bay, aims to create a list of legislative priorities for the region. The summit was convened with the aim to establish THREE topics. Near the end of the summit, a FOURTH topic was added to complete the list. While no official vote or endorsement of the list has been made by the Board, the Novato Chamber wanted to share the results. Tha aim of this list is to help guide the region in their legislative priorities when working with local, regional and state officials.

Click Here for the Full Press List

Membership News

Investigate the latest happenings with Chamber members. Keep up and follow local businesses, organizations with the Novato Chamber's Press Room, submit your own press releases and join the discussion!

News and Media

Members - Fitness & Gyms

Looking to get your workout on? Keep in physical-tip-top shape with the Fitness members of the Novato Chamber. Supporting businesses that support the community, everyone wins!

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All County Mixer - Marin

The Marin County All Chamber Mixer offers a unique opportunity for members and local businesses to come together grow. Meet industry leaders, innovative businesses and grow the county's prosperity in this pan-community networking event...this year at Peacock Gap, San Rafael.

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Step 1 >  INTERVIEW
Candidates / Project Representatives are interviewed by the Government Affairs Committee (GAC)

Step 2 >  FORUM
In the case of candidates, and some projects, public forums are held.

Step 3>  RECOMMENDATION & VOTE
GAC makes a recommendation to the Novato Chamber Board of Directors who then vote to 1) endorse, 2) oppose or 3) take NO position

If you are interested in seeking the endorsement of the Novato Chamber, please contact the

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Do You Have Questions? Contact the Novato Chamber Team!

If you have any questions about this page, the Novato Chamber's political position/community project endorsements, or if you are interested in learning more about the Board of Directors and the Novato Chamber's community participation and representation, contact Coy Smith. Click here to Email Coy!

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