Category: News

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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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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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 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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Mark Essick Makes His Case for Sheriff to the Windsor Democratic Club

Mark Essick, one of four candidates running for Sonoma County Sheriff, says that his experience and goals for the Sheriff’s department make him the best choice. In his presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club on Thursday, October 26th, he made the case for his election . Captain Essick, whose appearance was first in a series …

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Tenant’s Rights Attorney Speaks at Windsor Democratic Club

Making the case that substandard housing is a public health issue, long-time tenant’s rights attorney Edie Sussman advocated for rent control and just cause eviction in her presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club on September 28. She noted that substandard living conditions can often lead to respiratory conditions, including asthma, and other health issues, which …

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Speaker Rendon Calls on Assembly Committee to ‘Get to Yes’ on Health Care for All

Thursday, August 24, 2017 SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced that Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Dr. Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), the chairs of the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage, will hold ongoing hearings beginning in the legislative interim so the committee can develop plans for achieving …

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Supervisor James Gore Chats with the Club on July 27th

First-term District 4 Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore spoke at the Windsor/North County Democratic Club on July 27. Speaking informality, the 39-year-old Gore, who will become chair of the board of supervisors in January, offered insights to a broad range of issues he faces daily. Gore said that he enjoys the challenges of his position, …

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Single-Payer Activists Confront Assemblymember Jim Wood at July 20th Meeting

District 2 Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) was the featured speaker at the July 20th meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club, discussing his 2017 legislative activities. He covered the highlights of the recently passed $183 billion state budget, with expanded support for K-12 education and additional funding for preschools. Wood reported that gas taxes have been …

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Windsor/North County Democrats at the County Fair!

Every year at the Sonoma County Fair, the Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP) has a booth. This year it’s incredibly important to engage the public about the issues facing our country. Democrats have always fought for the rights of everyone and for better living conditions. But we face an onslaught of big money and propaganda that …

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