Santa Rosa City Council candidate Mike Cook dropped out of the race Tuesday.
Having already spent nearly a quarter million dollars between them, the candidates for the 1st District county supervisorial seat headed into the fall election with diminished bank accounts. Predictions — and election history — suggest a long, costly contest encompassing east Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley. And indications are that what has so far been a hard-fought race will again veer into hostile tactics.
Windsor businessman Chris Frye says he didn’t file for the north Sonoma County supervisorial seat by Wednesday’s deadline because of pressing demands of his company’s solar energy contracts. And one more reason: he thinks Healdsburg councilman Mike McGuire will probably do a fine job.