Supervisor Kate Sears is Southern Marin's elected representative on the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
Kate had a career in both the public and private sectors prior to being appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the District Three Supervisorial seat in May of 2011, winning election in June 2012, and re-election on June 7, 2016.
Kate was an attorney in private practice for 16 years before joining the Consumer Law Section of the California Attorney General's Office in 2005. As a Supervising Deputy Attorney General, she negotiated a multi-billion dollar settlement with Countrywide for predatory lending and supervised legal teams investigating a wide range of fraudulent conduct relating to the financial crisis.
Kate's work in local government is about bringing people together to find common ground and develop collaborative, creative and effective solutions to the issue we face every day, as well as future challenges.
Her goals include creating healthy and equitable communities, improving public transit options, taking care of our aging community, addressing our housing affordability crisis, enhancing renewable energy and protecting our environment. A key initiative is planning for sea level rise and climate change in Southern Marin and the County of Marin. This work is a grassroots and grass-tops effort to understand the challenges, explore options and plan for a resilient future.