Category: Local

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 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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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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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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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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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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