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Will Wysocky be Santa Rosa’s next mayor?

The answer to that question may hinge on the vote of newcomer Erin Carlstrom. Wysocky did not endorse Carlstrom during the election and clearly was not happy with her decision to forge an alliance with Ernesto Olivares during the campaign.

Sawyer and Gorin jump out to early lead. Is Carrillo headed for outright victory?

Look at the numbers. These early results represent 24.6 percent of the turnout. That’s nearly half of the votes that are expected to be cast in this election. Opponents of these candidates have some catching up to do if there’s going to be a change in these supervisorial races.

More negative campaigning in 1st District race

There’s been a flurry of late negative campaigning in the 1st Supervisorial District between Santa Rosa Vice Mayor John Sawyer and City Councilwoman Susan Gorin. This includes mailers, robocalls and some questionable digs at each other.

The mean season – of negative mailers

You’ve heard by now about the “hogwash” mailer that supporters of Supervisor Efren Carrillo sent out last week attacking Ernie Carpenter, his opponent in the June 5 election. It wasn’t the only negative election piece that’s gone out in recent days.