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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Marin CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 4

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Alex Easton-Brown

Sociologist
614 votes (5.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reduce traffic and development.
  • Stop wasting money on consultants and fix our roads.
  • Reduce our unfunded Pension Liability.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Sociologist/Tax Watchdog
Treasurer, Marin Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (1999–2000)

Education

University of Wahington M.A. , Sociology (1975)

Community Activities

Treasurer, President, MUTA Marin United Taxpayer Association (2010–2012)

Biography

 

 I was born in Fresno, graduated from Fresno State with a BA in Social Science and was back there teaching a Sociology section the following year after receiving an MA in Sociology at the University Of Washington. I won the Democratic nomination in the old 32nd Assembly District in 1972 against an entrenched City Councilman who outspent me 3 to 1. I lost the general election to a moderate Republican incumbent, Ken Maddy. 

 

I bought a few acres in Lagunitas in 1975 and built my own house from scratch, which I am still working on 40 years later. Besides being a builder, I am a househusband and do social and political research. I incorporated the Institute for Social Justice and Law in 1970, but found the corporate reporting process onerous and unincorporated it the following year but still use it as an umbrella organization.  

 

I served as Treasurer to the Marin Democratic Central Committee in 2000, as Treasurer of MUTA (Marin United Taxpayer Association) for 2 years and was elected MUTA's President in 2012.   As a Progressive democrat leader of an essentially right-wing Republican organization, I manage to bridge left and right by avoiding the Culture Wars and focusing on governmental oversight and fiscal responsibility. I was the State Coordinator for  www.99%Declaration.org which convened  a Constitutional Convention 2.0 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, July 4th, 2012, which I chaired.  Also in 2012,  I ran in the Assembly race for AD 10, Marin /Sonoma. www.Alexeastonbrown.com. 

 

In September of 2012 I organized United Taxpayers in Marin to aggressively promote the interests of taxpayers by encouraging efficient government, analyzing government spending in Marin County and giving public recommendations on government spending issues. 

My motto is ‘Transparency and Accountability in Government’.

 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

 

I consider myself a 99%ER and feel that the CEO's of the 13 largest banks and investment houses should have seen some jail time. I feel the Democratic Party has failed us with their corruption and cowardice. I feel that Obama blew his chance of becoming a 'transformational president" by not punishing the torturers, climbing in bed with Wall Street and killing the public option. For all these reasons I am an active supporter of Bernie Sanders and hope to help swing California his way in June.

 

I was recently described in the Independent Journal as “an only-in-Marin combination of a Progressive and a tax watchdog”.  I was endorsed by the Pacific Sun in 2012 for the State Assembly, and referred to by the SF Chronicle as an “anti-politician iconoclast who thinks outside the box”.

 

I am a supporter of Laura’s Law and opening a Homeless Service Center at Marin Commons where we can coordinate all of our existing homeless services with the idea of ending homelessness in Marin. I feel that we no longer have to put up with filth and used syringes on our sidewalks or in our parks. We have the right to a clean and non-threatening civic environment.

 

Marin County needs to stop wasting millions of dollars on consultants and focus on fixing our roads. We need to reduce our pension liability and stand up to the MTC and other regional agencies who threaten our local control. 

Too much traffic, Too much development and Too many people, threaten our quality of life and the whole essence of what it is to live in Marin and the preservation of our unique environment.

 

 

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