For voters in Marin and throughout the U.S., this fall's Nov. 6 election has a ton of importance. But while this might be a blockbuster election for the White House, it's really kind of a letdown for fans of local politics after the June 5 primary.
The race for the Marin County Board of Supervisors District 4 seat has already been settled: Incumbent Steve Kinsey held off a challenge from Corte Madera Vice-Mayor Diane Furst.
But as the filing period opens today, July 16, there's still plenty to chew on locally and regionally. For one, there's the race to fill the big shoes of the retiring Rep. Lynn Woolsey and represent Marin and much of the North Bay in the 2nd District in U.S. Congress.
Over the next few weeks, we'll let you know as candidates file papers - the filing period ends Aug. 10.
Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
2nd Congressional District: Democratic state Assemblyman Jared Huffman and Republican investment exec Dan Roberts, a Tiburon resident, are set to square off for the right to succeed the and represent Marin and much of the North Bay in Congress.
10th state Assembly District: San Rafael City Council member and incumbent were the two top vote getters in the June 5 open primary.
U.S. Senator: We'll also be choosing between incumbent Dianne Feinstein and Republican challenger Elizabeth Emken.
Marin Healthcare District - Two seats for the board that oversees the nonprofit entity that owns Marin General Hospital are up for election in the fall.
Marin Municipal Water District - Two seats are open this fall, including that of District 5, which includes Strawberry. Larry Russell represents District 5, which also includes parts of Larkspur and Corte Madera, Tiburon, Belvedere, Sausalito and Marin City. The seat for District 2, which is currently represented by Armando Quintero and includes much of San Rafael, is also up for election in the fall.