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New Santa Rosa City Council member chosen

The Santa Rosa City Council on Monday night selected Robin Swinth, a member of the city’s powerful Board of Public Utilities and a former Agilent Technologies engineer, to fill the remaining two years of Susan Gorin’s council term.

2 more to vie for Santa Rosa City Council seat

Two more Santa Rosa residents have thrown their hats in the ring for the City Council seat left vacant by Susan Gorin’s election to the county Board of Supervisors.

Santa Rosa sticks to secrecy policy for council applicants

Three Santa Rosa residents had applied by the close of business Friday for the vacancy on the Santa Rosa City Council, but City Hall was sticking to its policy of keeping confidential all applicants’ names, position statements and related information.

GUEST OPINION: Latino leaders call for end of race-baiting

A group of 22 local Latino leaders says the term “illegal immigrant” has become code for Latinos in California. They want the community to reject rhetoric that stigmatizes and dehumanizes the nation’s largest minority group, singling out the “sanctuary” campaign mailer created by opponents of south county supes candidate Pam Torliatt.

Meet the Candidates: Roseland school board

Six candidates are seeking four seats on the Roseland School District Board. See how they answered the WSC questionnaire on local issues.

Evans cruises to win in state Senate race

UPDATE 10:15 AM: Assemblywoman Noreen Evans coasted to a decisive win in her bid for the 2nd District Senate seat Tuesday night, easily fending off Democratic challengers Tom Lynch, Joanne Sanders and David Rosas for a spot on the November ballot.

Mo’ Money

Who’s winning the money race with Election Day just 12 days away? Today we find out. It’s the filing deadline for campaign finance reports. We’re camping out at the county elections office to grab reports as they come in. Check back for real time updates throughout the day.

May campaign finance reports: A closer look

Dig deeper into campaign finance reports filed by candidates for state and local office on Thursday. Find out where they’re getting their money from – and how much debt some have piled up. Live updates throughout the day.

Endorsement Watch: 2nd Senate District

The Press Democrat Editorial Board declined to endorse any of the candidates running to replace retiring state Sen. Pat Wiggins in the 2nd Senate District. Did the PD Editorial Board make the right decision? Disagree with the choice? Discuss the editorial here and check out links to information about all four Democrats seeking the seat.

VIDEO: May 6 state Senate forum

Three of the four Democrats vying to replace retiring state Sen. Pat Wiggins discussed their views on May 6 at a forum in Napa. Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, Sonoma County Planning Commissioner Tom Lynch and Sonoma City Councilwoman Joanne Sanders make their pitch for support.

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