As the 2016 election campaign draws to a close, the Windsor/North County Democratic Club will welcome candidates endorsed by the Sonoma County Democratic Party to speak on October 27 at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Round Table Pizza, 8499 Old Redwood Hwy. in Windsor.
The County party has endorsed two candidates for the Windsor Unified School Board. George Valenzuela, an incumbent and long serving member on the board, is an attorney and administrator for the Calistoga school system. Esther Lemus was appointed to the board in February, 2015, and is running for a full term. She is a Sonoma County Deputy District Attorney.
The two endorsed candidates for Healdsburg City Council will also be speaking. Joe Naujokas works for a Sonoma County e-commerce development company, and is a first-time candidate for council. Tim Meinken is a small winery owner who has previously run for council.
The fifth speaker, Julia Donoho, an architect and attorney, has been endorsed by the SCDP in her campaign for a seat on the Windsor Town Council. Ms. Donoho previously ran for this position in 2006. Longtime incumbent council member Deb Fudge has again received the endorsement of the Democratic Party, but will be unable to attend due to a conflict with a Town of Windsor council meeting.
The meeting is open to the public and pizza will be served.
— Barry Hirsch