CO$T’s Board thanks ALL of our supporters who contributed to the successful election of CO$T-endorsed candidates Matt Samson, Ranjiv Khush, and Jed Smith. Thank you for supporting these superior candidates with your votes, yard signs, letters to the editor, campaign donations, knocking on doors, talking with your neighbors, social media posts, and so much more. Democracy is alive and well in Marin!
The major significance of the Marin Water Board election victory by three impressive newcomers was the topic of a November 13 Marin IJ column by Dick Spotswood, Marin’s highly regarded opinion columnist. This is a great read, not just because of the positive publicity for CO$T. This one-minute read, reprinted below, is worth your time!
[From the Marin IJ article]
“All candidates sought endorsements from community-based organizations and leaders to give them credibility.
In the water board elections, support from Marin’s CO$T, the Coalition of Sensible Taxpayers, turned out to be decisive. CO$T’s goal was targeted: encourage new candidates who will aggressively advocate for innovative water sources at a reasonable price
It’s not just that the candidates on their slate, Khush, Samson and Smith, all won. CO$T was involved early in recruiting them to enter the contest. Rep. Jared Huffman was separately involved in convincing venture capitalist and environmentalist Smith to jump into the race. Conversely, the vaunted Sierra Club endorsement failed to deliver for its endorsees, Bragman and Gibson.”