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City of San RafaelCandidate for Council Member, Council District 1

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Maika Llorens Gulati

School Board Member
1,960 votes (100%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Supporting the local business community and the San Rafael families, especially now during COVID-19.
  • Proactively pursuing solutions to meet the impacts of Climate Change.
  • Building bridges across cultures and neighborhoods so we have the best of all worlds and support every family.



Profession:Exec. Director Non-Profit / School Board President
Executive Director, Slide Ranch (2017–current)
Executive Director, Slide Ranch (2017–current)
President of the School Board, San Rafael City Schools Board of education — Elected position (2015–current)
President of the School Board, San Rafael City Schools — Elected position (2015–2020)


ESIC BS, Marketing and Business Administration (1996)

Community Activities

Council Member, Marin Promise (2014–current)
Co-Founder, SchoolsRule (2010–2020)


Maika Llorens Gulati served as the first elected Hispanic school board trustee at the San Rafael Board of Education from 2015 - 2020. She currently is  President of the Board and board liaison to the City of San Rafael, County of Marin, Miller Creek and SRCS School Districts Committee, Superintendent's Parent Leader Group, Safe Routes to Schools and the DELAC Parent Committee.

A strong advocate for high-quality education, Maika strives to ensure that ALL children have the access and opportunities they need to reach their maximum potential.

Passionate about equity, education and the environment, Maika joined Slide Ranch in 2017 as Executive Director. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director for HeadsUp – San Rafael Public Education foundation for 6 years.

Maika was a co-founder and co-owner of a small business in downtown San Rafael for 5 years—Sabor of Spain—, and received the Best Small Business of the Year Award and Best Customer Service Award.

Maika has over 20+ years international marketing and communications experience working with Fortune 500, midsize and entrepreneurial companies in both technology and service’s sectors.

She also is a co-founder and School Board liaison of SchoolsRule, a council member of Marin Promise, Voces de Marin planning committee and a member of the San Rafael Chamber Education Committee. Previously, she served as Board member for the San Rafael Downtown Improvement District (BID) and the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. Maika was also part of the committee for Measures A & B parcel tax campaign and a member of the City of San Rafael Climate Change Action Plan Green Ribbon Initiative - Purchasing and Recycling Team.


In 2017 Maika received the Hector Cortés Community Service Award by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin for her passion as a strong advocate for high-quality education and as the first elected Hispanic Board Trustee for the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education.

Maika and her husband Ashwin have resided in San Rafael for 22 years and are proud parents of two recently San Rafael High School Bulldog graduates. Maika received her B.S. in Marketing and Business Administration from ESIC (Spain) and she is biliterate and biculture in English and Spanish.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (6)

  • San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
  • Marin Builders Association
  • North Bay Leadership Council
  • Marin Professional Firefighters
  • Marin Democratic Party

Elected Officials (12)

  • Jared Huffman
  • Maribeth Bushey
  • Kate Colin
  • Andrew McCullough
  • Linda Jackson
  • Natu Tuatagaloa
  • Gary Philips
  • Mary Jane Burke
  • Mike McGuire
  • Marc Levine
  • Dennis Rodoni
  • Damon Connolly

Individuals (5)

  • Tracey Hessel, Marin Community Clinics, Associate Medical Director, Pediatrics
  • Kiki La Porta, Sustainable San Rafael, Co-Founder and Former President
  • Mark Lubamersky, San Rafael Planning Commissioner
  • Ross Bishop
  • Katie Rice

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