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Attorney seeking Sonoma County office suspends campaign after wife’s complaint

Don Edgar has suspended his fledgling campaign for Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor after his wife took to Facebook to vent over not being consulted about his decision to run for the office.

Sonoma County to issue same-sex marriage licenses starting Monday

A federal court Friday afternoon unexpectedly lifted California’s ban on same-sex marriages, triggering another round of celebration and setting the stage for a rush on county courthouses by couples seeking marriage licenses and civil wedding ceremonies.

Sonoma County selects next clerk-recorder-assessor-elections chief

Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday selected Bill Rousseau, the county’s longtime chief deputy assessor, to replace Janice Atkinson as the county clerk-recorder-assessor and elections chief. Atkinson, 58, is set to retire in December, two years into her second term in the elected post. She is one of the longest-serving county employees, having started her career in 1972.

75% of county offices meet budget-cut goal

A bid by Sonoma County government to trim an extra 5 percent of spending this fiscal year is closer to reality. Among 20 county departments, 15 have already met or exceeded the savings goal. But the leaders of five departments — the sheriff’s, district attorney, public defender and clerk-recorder’s offices and the Permit and Resource Management Department — expressed some doubts about reaching the target.