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Special District

San Rafael Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 1

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Samantha Ramirez

Youth Program Coordinator
3,051 votes (43.98%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Equity
  • Safety, health, and wellness
  • Recruit and retain excellent staff



Samantha has worked with youth throughout her career. 

Samantha served as the After-School Program Coordinator at Venetia Valley School from 2014 to 2018. She led a weekly after school program for newcomer immigrant students at Davidson Middle School from 2018 to 2020.  

She currently works as Senior Program Coordinator for the Youth Leadership Institute. She also worked with Huckleberry Youth Programs, Canal Alliance, and Bay Area Community Resources. She loves her students and their families. Some of them call her Mizz Ram.

Samantha is from the San Rafael community. 

She has lived in the San Rafael City Schools district since 1995. She is a proud alumna of San Rafael City Schools District. She attended Gallinas (now Venetia Valley) school from first through eight grade. She attended Terra Linda High School from 2003 to 2006. She graduated from San Rafael High School in 2007.

Samantha is bilingual and bicultural.

She is the daughter of Central American immigrants. She visited her 91-year-old grapndpa in El Salvador three times this year. Samantha will become the first Millenial, Latinx elected official in Marin County. Representation matters.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Marin Democratic Party
  • Marin Professional Firefighters
  • San Rafael City Schools Trustee Greg Knell

Elected Officials (1)

  • San Rafael City Schools Trustee Linda Jackson

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

All students benefit when all students thrive!

I ask for your vote and support. Let’s come together to improve the health and happiness of young people. Too many students are hurting. All students are deserving of Marin County’s abundance. 

It is time to repair the inequities that have harmed our students for too long.  Race and wealth should not predict a student’s future. I have been working to empower young people and the Latinx community since I graduated from San Rafael High School in 2007.  I love my students and their families. 

As your trustee, I will help create solutions to problems faced by students with learning challenges, opportunity gaps, and poverty. Let’s build a network of alumni and leaders from the communities most impacted by these crises. We need more early childhood education, counseling, enrichment programs, and better school food. We’ve got to increase literacy, teach life skills, empower and prepare minority students for success after high school. 

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