For years, Paul da Silva, a biology teacher at the College of
Marin and a member of United Professors of Marin,
Local 1610, wondered about the lack of teachers on the
college’s Board of Trustees and tried to talk retiring professors
into running. No one took him up on it.
So when he decided in the summer of 2019 that he would retire, he
concluded, to paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, he’d have to be the
candidate he wished to see in the world.