John Broughton

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Vote for change on June 5th – John Mutz for Sheriff

For the first time in more than two decades, we the people of Sonoma County have a real choice for sheriff. Not just of three experienced candidates, but also of the kind of law enforcement we want for our county. If you believe, as we do, that the relationship between law enforcement and the communities …

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June 5th primary endorsements

The Sonoma County Democratic Party has endorsed a number of candidates for county-wide offices, as well as Regional Measure 3.  SCDP endorsements are here: http://www.sonomademocrats.info/2018/05/10/local-endorsements/ . Particularly notable are endorsements for Sheriff (John Mutz) and County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor (Deva Marie Proto). Endorsements for state legislative positions are made by the California Democratic Party. You’ll find endorsements for Congress (CD …

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Town Council candidate Rosa Reynoza to speak at May meeting

On Thursday, May 24, Rosa Reynoza will speak at the Windsor/North County Democratic Club. The topic will be “community engagement and inclusiveness.” Ms. Reynoza has been involved as a volunteer in her community since she was a youth growing up in Windsor. She even made the transition to local politics, running for Town Council in …

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Making a difference in Windsor on June 5th

The Windsor/North County Democratic Club voted, at its meeting on April 26, to actively campaign for two June 5th ballot measures: * Regional Measure 3, which will (among many other things) provide funding to (finally!) eliminate the Navato Narrows on Route 101, and funding for the SMART train system to bring trains to Windsor (by 2021). * State Proposition 68, which …

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Club Endorses Five of Six Ballot Measures in June, to Actively Campaign for Two

SMART expanding to Windsor? State parks made safer and drinking water made cleaner? Rainwater-capture systems not being added to your property tax? Ballot propositions going into effect five days after all votes are counted? Revenues generated from transportation fees and taxes going only to transportation funding? These seem like easy choices to make, but for …

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Windsor Dems Get Ready for the June Primary

At its April 26th meeting, the Windsor Democratic Club will discuss six ballot measures (one local, five state) to be voted on at the upcoming June 5th election. The club will decide whether to add its endorsement for measures that have already been endorsed by the California Democratic Party or the Sonoma County Democratic Party …

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Maureen McSorley describes U.S. immigration system at March 22 meeting

At its March 22 meeting, the club heard from Maureen McSorley, a Windsor immigration attorney, about the intricacies of becoming a legal resident. Ms. McSorley said that there are approximately eleven million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Half of those entered the United States without inspection/authorization and the others are visa overstays – they …

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Candidate John Mutz Speaks to Club about Changing the Law Enforcement Culture of the Sheriff’s Office

At the club’s meeting on February 22nd, John Mutz told the Windsor Democrats that he believes the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office needs to change its culture. He said that law enforcement today is generally is rooted in a status quo that has negative impacts not only on citizens but also on the officers themselves. Mutz, …

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Sheriff Candidate John Mutz to speak to club

Sheriff candidate John Mutz will speak to the club at its February 22nd meeting, at 7 p.m., at the Windsor Round Table Pizza restaurant on Old Redwood Highway. His presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. John Mutz started as a Deputy Sheriff/Coroner in 1971 in Sutter County, moving to the Los Angeles …

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Sheriff Candidate Ernesto Olivares Speaks to Club

Ernesto Olivares, currently a Santa Rosa City Council member and a former Santa Rosa Police Department lieutenant, spoke to the Windsor/North County Democratic Club on Thursday, January 25th. Olivares main point of emphasis was that 21st century policing requires excellent community engagement, hence his slogan “Olivares for Our Sheriff.” Olivares was the second of the …

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