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D.A. Jill Ravitch leads opponent in campaign fundraising

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.

Deb Fudge, Pete Foppiano take early lead in 4th District supervisor race

The opening skirmish of the five-way battle to replace 4th District Supervisor Mike McGuire was fought not over issues, but over money.

D.A., rival spar over pace of Lopez review

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and her main political rival sparred Friday over her handling of the investigation into the shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

Retired Santa Rosa Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm to run for City Council

Former Santa Rosa Police Chief Tom Schwedhelm said Thursday he plans to run for City Council in November.

Healdsburg’s Tom Chambers running for supervisor seat

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 announces City Council campaign

Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner Curtis Byrd announced Thursday that he is running for City Council in 2014.

Chris Coursey announces candidacy for Santa Rosa City Council seat

Former Press Democrat columnist and SMART rail spokesman Chris Coursey announced Wednesday he’s running for Santa Rosa City Council.

Petaluma to survey residents on tax options

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.

Petaluma Councilman Harris to challenge Mayor Glass in 2014

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 already building war chest for re-election

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.

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