Marin primary candidates file campaign finance reports

Marin County sheriff candidate Jamie Scardina is leading the pack in fundraising among candidates for county posts in the June 7 primary election.

Scardina, the undersheriff, is running for the office held by Robert Doyle, who plans to retire. Scardina raised $196,622 by the end of December, according to the first campaign finance reports released this week. He is running unopposed.

Novato City Manager Adam McGill entered the race in January 2021 but withdrew in September, citing “unforeseen health issues.” McGill reported raising $43,232 by Dec. 31. Scardina raised most of his money, some $118,000, during the first half of 2021.

The two candidates competing to replace District 1 Supervisor Damon Connolly, Gina Daly and Mary Sackett, had raised a combined $129,000 by the end of the year.

Daly, who was elected to the San Rafael Board of Education in November 2020, has raised $82,980. Sackett, a Connolly aide 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 race to the committee backing her supervisorial campaign.

A new state law limits donations to county candidates in the primary to $4,900 per donor. Supporters may also donate another $4,900 to candidates for the general election in November.

Daly reported receiving $4,900 from Christina Banks of San Rafael, who lists her occupation as a University of California, Berkeley educator, 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 $4,900 donations from Debra Shaw of Beverly Hills, a retired publisher, 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, reported raising $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 supervisory committee. Lucan’s largest donation was $3,000 from Jim Duckworth, a Novato investor.

Kevin Morrison of Novato, who is also running for the District 5 seat, did not report any campaign contributions.

Marin County District Attorney Lori Frugoli, who won a tight race against Anna Pletcher in November 2018, reported $51,363 in donations, even though no candidate has announced a challenge.

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