Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch raised nearly twice the cash contributions as her campaign rival, Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan, in the six-month period ending last month.
The opening skirmish of the five-way battle to replace 4th District Supervisor Mike McGuire was fought not over issues, but over money.
Former Santa Rosa Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm said Thursday he plans to run for City Council in November.
Healdsburg City Councilman Tom Chambers this week became the fifth candidate to enter the increasingly crowded race for north Sonoma County supervisor.
Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner Curtis Byrd announced Thursday that he is running for City Council in 2014.
Former Press Democrat columnist and SMART rail spokesman Chris Coursey announced Wednesday he’s running for Santa Rosa City Council.
Petaluma residents will get a chance to sound off on a potential new tax to pay for city services. City Council members authorized City Manager John Brown to commission a survey of Petalumans to determine whether they are willing to approve a tax.
Longtime Councilman Mike Harris has entered the race for Petaluma mayor, setting the stage for a rousing election next year that could again tip the political scales in Petaluma.
Rep. Jared Huffman, just three months into his first term as the North Coast’s representative in Congress, is already building a war chest for his 2014 re-election campaign.