Assemblymember Marc Levine
It’s an honor to serve Marin and Sonoma in the Assembly. We’ve made great progress together, but there’s much more work to do. With your support, we will continue to put our schools, environment, and local communities first.

Fracking Moratorium Urged by California Lawmakers

In an interview with The Bee, Levine said he hoped the Governor would defer continued fracking operations until regulators have finished the year-long process of laying down new fracking rules.

"I don't believe we have as much information as we need to continue allowing the oil industry to work unfettered before those regulations are in place," Levine said.

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Marin Voice: North Bay Leads the Way for Plug-In Vehicles

We need to make these clean vehicles the norm and ensure that households in low-income communities, which are disproportionately impacted by vehicular pollution, benefit from this transition to clean vehicles. That's where the Charge Ahead California campaign comes in.

With a goal of getting 1 million electric vehicles on the road in California by 2020, this campaign is designed to make this critical, forward-looking goal a reality. We must fund clean vehicle incentive programs and craft policies that support meeting this goal.

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Local Leaders Support Levine

Friends –

Today, I’m pleased to announce a number of important endorsements for my Assembly re-election campaign.

Recently we announced that Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson have endorsed.  Now, we are unveiling the support of more than 75 mayors, councilmembers and community leaders from Marin and Sonoma. 

Included are Santa Rosa Mayor Scott Bartley, Sonoma Mayor Tom Rouse, Tiburon Mayor Alice Fredericks, Mill Valley Mayor Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Ross Mayor P. Beach Kuhl, Novato Mayor Eric Lucan, San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips, Larkspur Mayor Ann Morrison, San Anselmo Mayor Tom McInerney, Fairfax Mayor David Weinsoff, Corte Madera Mayor Michael Lappert, Marin County Supervisor Judy Arnold, Sonoma County Supervisor David Rabbitt, and many more.

I want to thank all the endorsing local leaders for their early support. I have worked with many of them over the last year as we seek to increase collaboration and bring new ideas to tackle the biggest challenges facing the people of the North Bay and California. 

To join our growing list of supporters, please click here. I appreciate your support.

All the best,

Marc



 

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Campaign News

Friends -

It’s hard to believe that more than a year has gone by since our first Assembly campaign! With your help, we won the biggest upset in the state in 2012. Our locally based campaign prevailed despite being outspent by 5 to 1. I couldn't have done it without you. 

Looking ahead to our 2014 reelection campaign, I wanted to share with you a few quick updates. 

Huffman and Thompson Endorse

I’m pleased to announce that Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson have endorsed my reelection to the State Assembly. It’s a pleasure to work with these leaders on behalf of our North Bay schools, environment, and families.

Join Us for the Official Campaign Launch on Sunday, February 9, 2014

We are officially kicking off the reelection campaign on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the Albert J. Boro Community Center at Pickleweed Park, San Rafael. We’ll have food, drinks, games for the kids, and more from 1 to 4 p.m. We hope you will join for an afternoon of fun and family. Please save the date!

Updates from the Legislature

During the 2012 campaign, I pledged to help change the dysfunctional culture in Sacramento.  Working with my new colleagues, we’ve made progress, passing a balanced budget, reinvesting in our schools and universities, and starting to think long-term about the future of our state.

In my legislative efforts, I’ve worked to protect the environment by eliminating single-use plastic bags, increasing the use of recycled water, and providing infrastructure for electric vehicles charging stations. I’ve also worked to increase access to higher education through online courses. There's still much more work to do. 

In the News

Column: California lawmakers got a lot done in the last session

News: Freshmen Lawmakers Ready for a New Era

Editorial: Renters Deserve Relief from Smoking

Editorial: Give Taxpayers a Voice on State Pension Board

Video: Toe to toe with Fox and Friends

Going forward, I'll keep you updated on new developments. Thanks for your continued support. 

Happy holidays!

Marc

P.S.  If you haven’t already, please connect with me on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest updates.  

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Rookie Lawmakers in Capitol Surge

“'During the past years it really felt as though that Sacramento was looking out for making work easier for the Legislature, rather than being locally serving,’ Levine said.

‘Coming from a city council, it’s really important to me to restore the relationship between state and local government. The other goal I had was to change the tone and culture in Sacramento…to break the rigidity we have in the policy making.’”

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State's Freshman Lawmakers Ready for New Era

“Assemblyman Marc Levine of San Rafael, a freshman Democrat elected under that new system, said he had already found that party rigidity ‘has a stranglehold on good and thoughtful policy’ in the state Capitol.

‘While Washington is making us look good right now, we need to make it better in Sacramento,’ he said.”

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Governor Signs Levine’s Bill to Allow Homemade Wine and Beer Charity Events

“This bill is narrowly crafted to allow nonprofits to sell or auction off homemade wine and beer in fundraising events,” said Levine. “Nonprofit organizations are finding creative ways of raising critical funds for the community and this bill will help them in that effort. I was happy to work with Sen. Wolk on getting this important measure passed.”

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