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.
Mike McGuire is preparing to walk away from his job as a Sonoma County supervisor and run for the state Legislature, a move that would trigger a political shake-up in the north county.
Healdsburg City Councilman Jim Wood has virtually cornered endorsements from local Democratic leaders in his bid for the Assembly seat representing the North Coast.
North Coast political circles are all abuzz about who will seek the state Senate seat held by Santa Rosa Democrat Noreen Evans, who announced she will not seek re-election in 2014.
Former North Coast state Sen. Pat Wiggins died early Thursday after a long illness, and tributes poured in from friends and public officials for the Democrat who had a 14-year career in politics. She was 73.
State Sen. Noreen Evans is expected to announce next week that she will not seek re-election in 2014 and that she instead will return to practicing law once her current term ends, a Sacramento source said Friday.
A task force starts meeting this month to weigh the future of California’s four state developmental centers, including the scandal-riddled facility one near Glen Ellen.
Exposed early to the ways and means of politics as the son of a local Democratic Party power broker, Harrison ‘Jack’ Tibbetts, 23, is waging a statewide political battle against a formidable foe: Big Oil.
Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo has confirmed he is ‘seriously investigating’ a run for the state Assembly seat for the North Coast to be vacated next year by Wes Chesbro.
Carrillo would join two other local candidates, Jim Wood, the Healdsburg city councilman, and John Lowry, the former executive director of Burbank Housing in Santa Rosa, both of whom have said they are running for the Assembly seat. All three are Democrats.