John Broughton

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November 2018 final results

Here are the final election results for all the candidates and ballot measures that appeared on Sonoma County ballots, where either the California Democratic Party or the Sonoma County Democratic Party took a position or endorsed a candidate. Yellow-highlighted items are where the results matched the position or endorsement of the CDP or the SCDP.  …

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2nd Assembly District – Election of Democratic Party Delegates

Seven male and seven female delegates will be elected in the next month to represent the 2nd Assembly District (the district of Assemblymember James Wood). Elected delegates will become voting members at the California Democratic Party’s statewide meetings in 2019 and 2020. Candidates to be a delegate must file online by Thursday, December 27th [apologies for …

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November 2018 business meeting

The Windsor/North County Democratic Club held its annual business meeting on November 10, 2018, at Windsor Round Table Pizza restaurant, from 12 – 2 pm. Attending were: Brent Anderson, Shirley Johnston, Jackson Boaz, Alexander Limper, Peter Jesella, John Broughton, Karen Snyder, Rosa Reynoza, Julia Donoho, Diana Dodson, Steve Herrington, Rick Massell, and Esther Lemus. The …

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November 2018 election results (preliminary)

Here are the preliminary election results, for all the candidates and ballot measures that appeared on Sonoma County ballots, where either the California Democratic Party or the Sonoma County Democratic Party took a position or endorsed a candidate. Yellow highlighted items are where the results matched the position or endorsement of the CDP or the …

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Democratic-Endorsed School Board Candidates to Speak

Three candidates for the Windsor Unified School District Board of Trustees have been endorsed by the Sonoma County Democratic Party and the Windsor Democratic Club: incumbents Eric Heitz and Sandy Dobbins, and first-time candidate Stephanie Ahmad. At the Windsor Democratic Club meeting on October 25th, the three will speak, individually, and take questions (at 7:15 …

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Three endorsed Town Council candidates to speak on September 27th

The three Windsor Town Council candidates endorsed by the Sonoma County Democratic Party will speak, individually, to the club at its September 27, 2018 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Round Table Pizza restaurant.  Those three will discuss their candidacy, and then take questions from the audience. The three, and their starting …

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Three Windsor School Board Candidates Endorsed by Democratic Party

At its September 21st meeting, the Sonoma County Democratic Party  endorsed three candidates in the upcoming November election for trustees of the Windsor Unified School District. They are, alphabetically: Stephanie Ahmad. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Stanford Law School, and currently an associate at Greenberg Taurig LLP, she completed her entire K-12 grade education in …

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Sonoma County Democrats Endorse Three Candidates for Windsor Town Council

On August 19th, the Central Committee of the Sonoma County Democratic Party (SCDP) voted to endorse two Democrats running for Windsor Town Council; it had previously given an early endorsement to a third Democrat. The three endorsed candidates are (alphabetically): William “Billy” Forrest  – for more information, see the September 11, 2018, profile in the …

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August 2018: the changing demographics of LatinX 

Update: A Windsor Times article of August 29, 2018, reports on how the meeting went. Our August meeting will be on Thursday the 23rd at the Windsor Round Table Pizza restaurant, 8499 Old Redwood Highway.  Our speaker will be David Escobar, a former, long-time aide to a Marin County Supervisor, and currently Director of Programs & …

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A Solution for Getting News That You Can Trust?

Update: A Windsor Times article of August 1, 2018, reports on how the meeting went. The July 26th meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club will feature Chase Palmieri, an entrepreneur and news junkie. In 2016, he was frustrated with the quality of online news and wanted a way to hold authors and outlets accountable, like a …

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