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Local endorsements for the November 2016 election

The Sonoma County Democratic Club, on Tuesday, endorsed the following candidates in Windsor, Healdsburg, and Cloverdale: Windsor Town Council: Deb Fudge Julia Donoho Windsor School Board, Short Term: Esther Lemus Windsor School Board, Full Term: George Valenzuela Healdsburg City Council: Tim Meinken Joe Naujokas Cloverdale City Council: Mary Ann Brigham Melanie Bagby Congratulations to all …

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What’s Next for Sonoma County Democrats

Not surprising, lots of things are happening in Sonoma County between now and November 8th, election day. For a list of activities and dates of interest to us Democrats, see this posting on the Sonoma County Democratic Party website. One date that’s not on the list is when the SCDP will be making endorsements in …

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SMART train update by Councilmember Deb Fudge

On August 25, Deb Fudge, a board member since 2005 of the Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit (SMART) system, gave an update on that system to the Windsor/North County Democratic Club. Ms. Fudge was first elected to the Windsor Town Council in 1996 and is running for another term in this November’s election. SMART is currently expected …

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Report on the July 28th Community Forum on the Healdsburg Growth Management Ordinance

 On July 28th, the Windsor/North County Democratic Club sponsored a community forum on Healdsburg’s November ballot measure to amend the current Growth Management Ordinance. More than one hundred people attended the forum, held at the Villa Chanticleer Annex in Healdsburg. The Growth Management Ordinance that is now in place limits on the construction of dwelling …

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Exciting Changes for the Windsor Democratic Club

Democratic clubs in our county are chartered by the Sonoma County Democratic Party, with thriving clubs in Santa Rosa, the South County, Sonoma Valley, and Oakmont, as well as the Latino Democratic Club and the Wine Country Young Democrats club. Each club, like ours, has a particular interest implied by the club title: geographic, ethnic, …

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WDC at the Sonoma County Fair

This year, the Sonoma County Fair will run from Friday, July 22nd, through Sunday, August 7th. As was the case last year, the Sonoma County Democratic Party will have a booth throughout the fair, and the WDC has committed to staffing that booth on two Saturdays. One each day, there are three time slots (11 a.m. …

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Was the Primary Process Rigged against the Political Revolution?

In a provocative presentation to the Windsor/North County Democratic Club on June 23, progressive activist Dale Axelrod contended that the primary process was rigged by the Democratic Party establishment against Senator Bernie Sanders in a way that even Senator Sanders may not have fully considered. Axelrod contended that the nationwide voting process is filled with …

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Two Windsor Democrats compete to be Clinton delegates

On Sunday, two Democrats from Windsor were in San Rafael, trying to be elected as Clinton delegates for the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Windsor, and is represented in Congress by Jared Huffman. The two from Windsor – Julia Donoho and Albert G. Handelman – are shown here with a full-sized cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton. As of mid-day …

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Report on Supervisor Gore’s presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club

At the April 28th meeting of the Windsor Democratic Club, Sonoma County Fourth District Supervisor James Gore candidly addressed many of the pressing issues confronting our community. An animated, engaging Gore shared his perspective and approaches when considering the complex and at times divisive challenges presented to the board for consideration and action. With regard …

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Report on Lois Fisher’s presentation to the Windsor Democratic Club

Having served on the Town of Windsor Planning Commission for over twelve years, award-winning urban planner Lois Fisher shared her experience and knowledge with the Windsor Democratic Club as its guest speaker on March 24. She is the president of Fisher Town Design which creates walkable neighborhoods as an alternative to suburban sprawl. A Windsor …

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