By the end of February, all three of the declared candidates for Sonoma County Sheriff will have spoken, individually, at a Sonoma/North County Democratic club meeting.
- Captain Mark Essick was first, in October.
- On January 25, Santa Rosa City Councilman and retired Santa Rosa Police Lieutenant Ernesto Olivares will speak at the club’s 7 p.m. meeting.
- On February 22, retired Los Angeles Police Captain John Mutz will speak at the club’s 7 p.m. meeting.
These are great opportunities to hear the remaining two candidates speak at length, and answer questions. The January and February meetings are at the usual place, the Round Table Pizza restaurant in Windsor, on Old Redwood Highway.
The primary election for Sonoma County Sheriff is in June 2018, with any runoff in November. The current Sheriff, Rob Giordano, will retire in January 2019, when his appointed term ends.