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Marin County, CA November 3, 2009 Election
Council Member; City of Novato Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 29 12:07pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (29/29)
(29 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.16%)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Denise Athas Click here for more information about this candidate 5136 votes 28.05%

  • Occupation: Small Businesswoman
  • Two Term President, Downtown Novato Business Association
  • Former President, Novato Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Transportation Authority of Marin Technical Advisory Committee
  • Member of the NUSD Blue Ribbon Coalition for Youth
  • Member of the County of Marin Congestion Management Citizen Advisory Group
  • Member of the Novato Community Strategic Plan Committee
  • Tackling Novato's Budget Crisis with creativity; find new ways to eliminate wasteful spending and bring in new revenues to fund vital city services.
  • Protect our Quality of Life by ensuring Public Safety and taking care of our Youth and Seniors.
  • Protect Novato's beautiful open space and preserve our "hometown" character for generations to come.
Pat Eklund Click here for more information about this candidate 4866 votes 26.57%
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Environmental Manager
  • Bachelors (SFSU); Masters in Public Administration (Golden Gate University); Masters of Science Environmental Management (University of San Francisco)
  • Former Novato Mayor
  • Former Novato Planning Commissioner
  • Former Board of Trustee, Novato Community Hospital
  • Past President, League of California Cities
  • Past President & current Board Member, California Cities, Counties and Schools Partnership
  • Keeping public safety our top priority and retaining our officers especially with the State of California's desire for the early release of prisoners
  • Protecting our environment and fighting sprawl and traffic congestion
  • Developing a sustainable and balanced budget during this economic downturn that retains quality of life for our community
Eric Lucan Click here for more information about this candidate 4539 votes 24.79%
  • Occupation: Business Consultant
  • Vice-Chair, Recreation, Cultural, & Community Services Commission (Novato)
  • Board Member, Marin School of the Arts
  • MBA, Georgia State University, 2005
  • Volunteer Chaplain, Novato Police Department
  • 2007 Leadership Novato Graduate, Ed Stark Award Winner
  • Novato Native
  • Develop a Financially Sustainable Budget
  • Increase Public Safety
  • Repair Novato's Infrastructure
John Coleman Click here for more information about this candidate 2032 votes 11.10%
  • Occupation: RETIRED
  • Street smarts and fight for you the voter
  • The City Budget
  • City office space
  • Novato Theatre
Eleanor Sluis Click here for more information about this candidate 1711 votes 9.34%
  • Occupation: Retired Teacher
  • Vision Plan Oversight Committee
  • LEEDS, Sonoma State University
  • Environmental Forum
  • Leadership Novato Chamber
  • Marin County Civil Grand Jury
  • U.C. Berkeley, BA Child Psych.
  • Save Novato Taxpayers' Money
  • Development and Maintenance of Community Parks and Public Facilities
  • Ensure Proper Zoning and Planning of Commercial and Residential Buildings

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