Councilmember Jan Howell Marx has decided to run for mayor of San Luis Obispo, marking an early start to the city election season. Mayor Dave Romero is being termed out of office, leaving a wide-open opportunity for anyone running for the top seat in the city.
Marx is a longtime San Luis Obispo resident. She has worked at her own law firm since 1993, after serving as a Deputy District Attorney. She served on the San Luis Obispo city council from 1998 to 2002 and was elected to a second term in 2008. Marx graduated from Stanford University and has a Master’s degree from Columbia University.