Marin primary candidates file campaign finance reports
Marin County sheriff’s candidate Jamie Scardina is leading the pack in fundraising among candidates for county office in the June 7 primary election.
Scardina, the under-sheriff, is a candidate for the position occupied by Robert Doyle, who plans to retire. Scardina raised $196,622 at the end of December, according to initial campaign finance reports released this week. He presents himself unopposed.
Novato city manager Adam McGill entered the race in January 2021 but pulled out in September, citing “unforeseen health issues”. McGill said it had raised $43,232 as of Dec. 31. Scardina raised most of its money, some $118,000, in the first half of 2021.
The two candidates competing to replace District 1 Supervisor Damon Connolly, Gina Daly and Mary Sackett, had raised a total of $129,000 by the end of the year.
Daly, who was elected to the San Rafael school board in November 2020, raised $82,980. Sackett, a Connolly assistant since May 2017, raised $46,168.
Daly received $890 from Sara Aminzadeh, the Kentfield resident and California Coastal Commission member who is competing with Connolly and three other candidates for the Assembly seat held by Marc Levine. Daly transferred some of the money raised by the campaign committee for her school trustee run to the committee supporting her supervisory campaign.
A new state law limits donations to county primary candidates to $4,900 per donor. Supporters can also donate an additional $4,900 to candidates in the November general election.
Daly said he received $4,900 from Christina Banks of San Rafael, who lists her career as an educator at the University of California, Berkeley, and C. Kieran Daly of San Rafael, a project manager at Nibbi Brothers General Contractors.
Daly also received $4,900 from two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Northern California Carpenters. Daly also contributed $5,690 to his own campaign.
Sackett received donations of $4,900 from Debra Shaw of Beverly Hills, a retired editor, and Morgan Sackett, an executive producer at NBC Universal. Sackett also received $2,500 from William Shaw of Beverly Hills, a real estate developer.
Novato Councilman Eric Lucan, who is running for District 5 supervisor, said he raised $71,761. Judy Arnold, the incumbent, is not seeking a fifth term.
Lucan transferred $10,106 from his campaign committee for city council to his oversight committee. Lucan’s largest donation was $3,000 from Jim Duckworth, a Novato investor.
Novato’s Kevin Morrison, who is also running for District 5 headquarters, reported no campaign contributions.
Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli, who won a close race against Anna Pletcher in November 2018, reported $51,363 in donations, though no candidate announced a challenge.