Marin Independent Journal

Frugoli’s lead dips to 393 in final stages of count in Marin DA race

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | November 21, 2018 —  With 10,631 additional votes counted since Friday, Lori Frugoli’s lead over Anna Pletcher in the race for Marin County district attorney has now shrunk to less than half a percent. Frugoli, a longtime Marin County deputy district attorney, now leads Pletcher, who spent a decade working as prosecutor for the U.S.…

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Frugoli’s lead over Pletcher in race for Marin DA continues to dwindle

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | November 16, 2018 —  The size of Lori Frugoli’s lead over Anna Pletcher in the race to determine who will be Marin County’s next district attorney is continuing to melt. With an additional 12,774 ballots counted since Wednesday, Frugoli, a longtime Marin County deputy district attorney, now leads Pletcher, who spent a decade working as…

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Editorial: Too early to call, or concede, in some Marin races

By MARIN IJ EDITORIAL BOARD | November 8, 2018 —  After the election night count showed that county prosecutor Lori Frugoli had a narrow lead to become Marin’s next district attorney, her opponent, Anna Pletcher, was not ready to concede the hard-fought race to her. Who could blame her? An estimated one-fourth of Marin ballots — more than…

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Fierce battle for Marin DA overshadows other races in Tuesday election

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | November 3, 2018 —  Who will serve as Marin’s federal and state representatives and fill important seats on local boards will be determined when voters go to the polls on Tuesday. But no race has attracted more attention than the run-off between two experienced prosecutors vying to replace retiring District Attorney Ed Berberian. Lori Frugoli,…

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Marin DA’s race nears $1M mark as Soros fund chips in

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | October 29, 2018 —  Money raised for the race to determine who will become Marin’s next district attorney is rapidly approaching $1 million, with candidate Anna Pletcher receiving several large donations, including one from billionaire George Soros. In addition to the district attorney’s race, three local tax measures attracted a significant amount of cash during…

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Marin DA candidate claims ‘outright lies’ by rival

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | October 22, 2018 — The Nov. 6 contest between Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher for Marin County district attorney isn’t getting any friendlier. On Monday, Frugoli, a Marin County deputy district attorney for 28 years, accused Pletcher, who spent 10 years working as a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in San Francisco, of…

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Two prosecutors in Marin DA’s race both claim mantle of experience

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | Sept. 29, 2018 —  The contest for Marin County district attorney, the premier local race on the Nov. 6 ballot, pits Lori Frugoli, a veteran Marin County prosecutor, against Anna Pletcher, who spent 10 years working as a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in San Francisco. Pletcher, 44, says her campaign is about…

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Dick Spotswood: Marin voters face important choice in D.A. contest

By DICK SPOTSWOOD | PUBLISHED: September 22, 2018 | UPDATED: September 25, 2018 — CORRECTIONS: This column was edited Sept. 22, 2018 to correct an error after initial publication. Paul Cohen, who is chairman of the Marin Democratic Party, is not a campaign consultant for Anna Pletcher. A sentence that said he was was incorrect, and was…

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George Russell: Marin DA race is getting lively

September 16, 2018 The Marin Democratic Party’s endorsement in the Marin County district attorney’s race has taken center stage. Last month, candidate Lori Frugoli objected to her opponent, Anna Pletcher, stating in her candidate statement that she was endorsed by the party. Pletcher did receive the endorsement, but California election law specifies “the statement shall…

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Marin DA race roiled by party endorsement controversy

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | September 12, 2018 The Marin Democratic Party’s endorsement in the Marin County district attorney’s race has taken center stage. Last month, candidate Lori Frugoli objected to her opponent, Anna Pletcher, stating in her candidate statement that she was endorsed by the party. Pletcher did receive the endorsement, but California election law specifies “the statement…

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Marin DA hopeful beats complaint over alleged ballot violation

By RICHARD HALSTEAD | August 30, 2018 Anna Pletcher, who is vying with prosecutor Lori Frugoli to become Marin County’s next district attorney in November, came out on top in a legal skirmish with the county elections office Wednesday. Registrar of Voters Lynda Roberts told Pletcher she would have to change the candidate statement she submitted to appear…

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Marin boasts crowded November ballot after final filing deadline

By KERI BRENNER| August 20, 2018 Dozens of candidates are seeking office on a crowded Nov. 6 ballot that gained clarity this week after the extended filing period closed Wednesday. In addition to 15 tax measures and a countywide vote for the open district attorney’s seat, voters will fill posts on the boards of a variety of…

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