Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Susan Gorin has sealed her victory over rival Santa Rosa Councilman John Sawyer in the 1st District Sonoma County supervisor’s race. Gorin led Sawyer by 1,299 a day after the election. She increased that margin by 483 votes in the final results released by the county Friday.
She earned 24,033 votes, or 51.9 percent, to Sawyer’s tally of 22,251 votes, or 48.1 percent.
Gorin claimed victory the day after the election on the strength of her previous lead. Sawyer also conceded, acknowledging final results, including additional mail-in and provisional ballots, were not likely to change the outcome of the race.
On Friday Gorin said she was happy to have that outcome confirmed.
“I’m excited that the vote will be certified and that my lead has held and widened just a bit,” Gorin said.
The 1st District encompasses Sonoma, Sonoma Valley and eastern Santa Rosa. It was the only Board of Supervisors seat up for election last month.
— Brett Wilkison