Damon Connolly was sworn in January 6, 2015 as the District 1 Supervisor, representing San Rafael and its unincorporated neighborhoods. Through his seven years as City Council member for the City of San Rafael, Damon worked hard to sustain the city’s vibrant local economy, protecting vital public services during the economic downturn, and balancing the budget. He made City Hall more responsive to the needs of San Rafael’s neighborhoods, helped expand transportation options for local residents, and worked to reduce San Rafael’s contribution to climate change. Damon was a member of the Marin Clean Energy Board of Directors, serving since the agency’s inception in December 2008, and chaired the board from June, 2011 to November, 2014.
Before opening his own law practice in San Rafael, Damon was a Supervising Deputy California Attorney General, prosecuting the energy companies that gouged our state during the energy crisis of 2000-2001.
Damon brings the skills and experience he gained while on the City Council and the Dixie School District Board, to strengthening the relationships between the County, our city and schools on behalf of the residents and neighborhoods we serve. Looking at the challenges and opportunities that face the people of our district and the County, Damon will be focusing on engaging all of our residents in a variety of new and exciting ways. It is equally important that we hear from community members on a regular basis, so that we can stay as aware and ahead of the issues facing our district and community as possible.
A Bay Area native, Damon attended college and law school at UC Berkeley. He has lived in San Rafael for the past eighteen years with his wife, Dawn, and their two daughters.
For a look at Damon’s priorities, the January newsletter posted on this site contains his opening remarks at his first Board of Supervisors meeting. If you'd like to receive regular email updates, please subscribe to my newsletter.
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District 1 Map
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The first district covers the greater San Rafael area including most of the downtown business district and Central San Rafael neighborhoods, but excluding Gerstle Park (District 2) and the Canal (District 4). The district runs east of Highway 101 including the Point San Pedro Road peninsula and the Loch Lomond, Glenwood and Peacock Gap neighborhoods, and the unincorporated neighborhoods of Bay View and Country Club.
The district goes north to the hill south of Hamilton which separates Novato from the San Rafael sphere of influence, covering the Terra Linda part of San Rafael and the unincorporated neighborhoods of Marinwood, Lucas Valley, Los Ranchitos, and Santa Venetia.