Newly elected Commissioner for San Mateo County Harbor District Sabrina Brennan took the oath of office Saturday at the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club (HMBYC).
Endorsed by a broad range of people and organizations from the San Mateo Daily Journal to the Sierra Club as well as an eclectic list of current and former elected officials, Brennan is currently the only woman on the Harbor Commission. She is also the first out lesbian woman to have run for office in San Mateo County, and the first to get elected.
Brennan ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility, water quality, and transit connectivity. She also spoke to voters about ways to improve the transparency of the district and replace the decades-old master plans with a more modern vision. This past November, 120,656 voters elected Brennan to a seat on the Harbor District Commission.
Of her election, Brennan stated, "I appreciate the continued support of the voters of San Mateo County and look forward to working hard to bring the Harbor District into the modern age. Please join me to celebrate the beginning of my public service as a Harbor Commissioner."
At the Oath of Office Ceremony, Brennan read an excerpt from "Strength to Love" by Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of MLK's birthday and President Obama's second inauguration.
She started with a short section from Coretta Scott King's Forward written in 1981 and then read from two sections in chapter three on being a good neighbor.
The event was open to the public.