Meet My Staff


Carol Marks, Chief of Staff
Handles constituent issues, those related to health & human services, and community
and job development, including Redwood City 2020, legislation, and communications.

Carol has over 20 years of public service experience. She
served as my Communications Director/Legislative Advocate
when I was the County’s Chief Elections Officer Clerk-Assessor.
Carol has also been an analyst for the Controller, an aide to
Supervisors Anna Eshoo and Tom Huening, and a manager at
the San Mateo Medical Center. She has deep community ties
and a love of public service. She earned her BS from
Southern Oregon University.

Email: cmarks@smcgov.org
Phone: 650.599.1009
Marci Dragun, Legislative Aide
Handles constituent issues, particularly law enforcement and public safety, the Domestic
Violence Council, local and regional government, and scheduling.

Marci has served as the Chair of the UC Hastings College of the Law Board
of Directors. Previously she served as the Executive Director of a major 
non-profit  advocacy organization in Northern California where she
gained significant legislative experience. Marci earned her B.A. from Mills
College and her J.D. from Hastings College of Law in 1986. Married for
over 20 years, she is the proud mom of two daughters and active
in the Notre Dame High School Parents Association where she was
Co-President from 2010-2012.

Email: mdragun@smcgov.org
Phone: 650.599.1021
Maya Perkins, Legislative Aide
Handles constituent issues, special projects, is a liaison to the non-profit community, and
specializes in serving the needs of the communities of East Palo Alto and Belle Haven.

Maya worked for five years for former Supervisor Rose Jacobs 
Gibson, and, most recently, worked in the San Mateo County 
Probation Department primarily supporting the Realignment 
Programs to help the formerly incarcerated reintegrate into 
the community and the Collaborative Re-Entry program 
designed to reduce recidivism. Maya received her Bachelors 
Degree from Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts and her law degree 
from Santa Clara University. 

 Email:  mperkins@smcgov.org                                          
 Phone: 650.363.4167



Irving Torres, Legislative Aide
Handles constituent issues, staffs the North Fair Oaks Community Council, and is a liaison
to neighborhood groups and area non-profits.

Irving, who is bilingual, worked as the San Mateo Hispanic
Chamber Coordinator where he planned events and projects to
foster civic engagement among youth and small business. He is
passionate about developing youth leaders. He served as an intern for
Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson and helped organize the County’s first
Foreclosure Resource Fair and Youth Gun Violence forum. Irving
grew up in San Mateo County; he earned his B.A. from the University
of Utah.

Email: itorres@smcgov.org
Phone: 650.363.4801




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