2017 Campaign Recap

 Thank you to all my supporters and all that got involved in the election.

I’m proud to have run a hyper-local campaign, and won on a strong message of bringing a new voice to Town Council and connecting all constituents to local government.

2017 Campaign Endorsements
Marin Professional Firefighters


(Ross Valley Firefighters’ Association)


Debra Stutsman speaks with Brian Colbert at Imagination Park in San Anselmo

“What I like about Brian is that he is open, approachable, and a good listener. He genuinely cares about our community as demonstrated by his leadership on the Town’s Economic Development Committee. He will work hard to represent the people of San Anselmo.”
– Debra Stutsman
Debbie recently retired after serving San Anselmo for 27 years, the last 15 as the Town Manager. She has been a resident of San Anselmo for 42 years and looks forward to enjoying her retirement here.

Magan Arthur
“I had the pleasure to work with Brian on the Economic Development Committee and deeply respect his focus on the issues and dedication to the town. His willingness to sweat the details with humor and patience stand out to me.”
– Magan Arthur
Drake Fund, Business Partner Program Chair
Former Chair of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee

Richard Berkson“I have worked with Brian on economic development issues over the past few years and am impressed with his leadership of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee, his commitment to a thorough and honest understanding of local concerns, and dedication to improving the community. I highly recommend Brian Colbert for a seat on the San Anselmo Town Council.”
– Richard Berkson
Member of San Anselmo Capital Program Monitoring Committee
Managing Principal, Berkson Associates

Christopher Brown“I am proud to strongly support Brian Colbert for San Anselmo Town Council. Brian’s record of involvement in our community and his open and honest style of communication will be a great benefit to our town. Brian has been an active member of this community through his work on the Economic Development Committee and through his engagement with Wade Thomas Elementary School, where our children attend school. We will be lucky to have Brian representing the people of San Anselmo.”
– Christopher Brown
Senior Environmental Scientist – State Lands Commission
Member of the San Anselmo Open Space Committee

“I have had the privilege of serving on the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee under Brian’s Chairmanship. Brian’s outstanding leadership, communications and organizational skills, boundless energy, close connections to residents, merchants and the Town’s government and a strategic vison for San Anselmo’s future are valuable assets. Above all, his passion for the Town and desire to serve will make him a powerful asset to the Council.”
– Rich Burns
GNU2 Consulting
Member of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee

Andrew Galbraith“It is my pleasure to endorse Brian Colbert for San Anselmo Town Council.  Brian has been a very active and engaged member of this community and will be a strong voice for families, our schools and for enhancing our vibrant community.  Brian has worked tirelessly as chair of the Economic Development Committee to improve our downtown business district and help focus the town on the needs of our merchants and residents. Having seen the dedication Brian puts into this role, along with his clear love for our community and consistently optimistic attitude, I have no hesitation in supporting him for Town Council.”
– Andrew Galbraith
Real Estate Agent – Vanguard Properties Marin
Member of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee

Marc HandI am pleased to provide my strong support for the town council candidacy of Brian Colbert. I’ve served on the San Anselmo Economic Development committee with Brian for the past two years and under his leadership as the chair of the committee it has transformed into an effective resource for San Anselmo. Brian is a creative problem solver and is strongly committed to the unique elements that make San Anselmo such an extraordinary place.
– Marc Hand
Member of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee

Gage HouserBrian has done a great job taking time to understand the issues that matter in our San Anselmo community. He is involved, active and engaged in events and town improvement projects. I truly believe Brian can both listen and come up with new ideas to bring positive change.
– Gage Houser
Community Leader
President and Portfolio Manager, Hutchinson Capital Management

Doug KellyIt is my great pleasure to endorse you for San Anselmo Town Council. Your commitment to the economic development of San Anselmo has been evident for a number of years as you’ve lead the Economic Development Committee which I was proud to serve on with you. You continue to reach out and listen to the residents of San Anselmo to ensure that you understand their needs and concerns. You bring a great level of enthusiasm and intellect to every topic you become involved in and your knowledge of how our town operates will ensure your success as a Town Councilor.
– Doug Kelly
President, Ross Valley Sanitary District Board, Former San Anselmo Town Council Member

Ranjiv KhushLike many of us, Brian and his family moved to San Anselmo because they believe it’s a great place to settle and raise children. To build on their investment, Brian is committed to the strong civic engagement that is needed to keep San Anselmo vibrant, dynamic and responsive to young families. I met Brain through the San Anselmo Preschool (SAPs), where our daughters were classmates, and I’ve been continually impressed by his efforts to promote local dialog, particularly through his work on the Town Economic Development Committee. He’s a voice for families and the future of San Anselmo that is needed on the Town Council.
– Ranjiv Khush
Trustee of the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District

Deborah KnuckeyBrian’s proactive leadership, strong relationships with town residents and merchants, and consistent focus on getting results will be an asset to our town council. I have served with Brian on the Economic Development Commission for several years and am pleased that he’s stepping up to play a larger role in San Anselmo’s future.
– Deborah Knuckey
Member of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee 

“Brian is a thoughtful, open-minded leader who has shown a strong interest in bettering our community.”
– Tom McInnerney
Current San Anselmo Vice Mayor, Councilmember

Aaron Singer“Brian Colbert will be a fantastic Town Council member for San Anselmo. I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with Brian through volunteer work for the City of San Anselmo, as well as through Wade Thomas Elementary where our children both attend school. Brian is dedicated and smart and never tires of being in service to his community. I enthusiastically endorse Brian for San Anselmo Town Council!”
– Aaron Singer
President – Seaplane Adventures
Member of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee

Kim Stuart“Brian is proactively engaged in all aspects of San Anselmo and its community from planning and local business to schools and parks. Having served with Brian on the town’s Economic Development Committee, of which he is the Chair, he is a leader and advocate for the economic vitality of the town. Brian listens to all perspectives, has an independent voice and relates to the demographics of the community. He will make an excellent addition to the Town Council.”
– Kim Stuart
Principal – Key Group
Member of the San Anselmo Economic Development Committee

“New Perspective for San Anselmo Town Council: Brian Colbert cares deeply about San Anselmo, its residents and merchants.  He understands the Town’s issues and is dedicated to finding solutions to our flooding problems and enhancing the economic development of San Anselmo.”
– Richard Stutsman
Member of the San Anselmo Flood Committee


  • Annelise Bauer – Ross Valley School District Trustee
  • R. Wesley Pratt – Ross Valley School District Trustee
  • Stanley Radtke, Esq. – Co-Chair of the San Anselmo Open Space Committee
  • Mark Reagan – Ross Valley School District Trustee
  • David Swaim – San Anselmo Planning Commissioner
Partial list.