New Supervisor Damon Connolly
By Nels Johnson
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Posted: 01/06/2015 01:14:16 PM
Superior Court Judge Beverly Wood gives the oath of office to newly elected Supervisor Damon Connolly on Tuesday.
Damon Connolly, pledging to "fulfill the promise of Marin," was sworn in as a county supervisor Tuesday, drawing a standing ovation during ceremonies at the Marin Civic Center.
Connolly, a 51-year-old attorney who replaces Susan Adams on the county board, said he is mindful that voters rallied around him because they wanted change.
"We need change," he recalled one constituent telling him. "Don't forget why we are voting for you."
"Message received," said Connolly.
Newly elected Supervisor Damon Connolly made his first official statement on Tuesday in the Marin Board of Supervisors chambers.
"I look forward to ultimately being judged on delivering results," Connolly said, pledging to fight for:
- preservation of open land at the St. Vincent's-Silveira tract,
- a third eastbound lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge,
- improved transit service and
- further reform of what the grand jury called the county board's "slush fund" for pet projects.
Connolly, saying skills developed while serving on the Dixie School Board and San Rafael City Council will enable him to "hit the ground running." He thanked friends, supporters and family for the opportunity to serve.
"For the residents of District 1, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the privilege to serve," he said.