June 3rd Primary Election – PT Board Recommendations
The June primary includes at least six races that will have a strong impact on Petaluma. While there are no elections for offices that are solely for Petaluma the county wide races, the 2nd District Supervisorial race and the 10th District Assembly race all are critical to the county and city. View the sample ballot at: https://secure.sonomacounty.org/vote/polling_place_sample_ballot.aspx?sid=1070#Results
State Assembly, 10th District
✔VOTE for DIANA CONTI: Vote for and support Conti, who one might argue is not just the only Progressive running but the only Democrat running when you consider the DINO incumbent Levine and challenger Carlstrom. G. Allen running as Republican.
Diana’s website is contiforassembly2014.com
Supervisor, 2nd District
✔WRITE IN : The choice between the irresponsible incumbent and the loose cannon challenger is no choice. Critical that we not show support for the wrong people. Write in Pam Torliatt, former candidate Jane Hamilton, former Sup Bill Kortum, your own name…
✔VOTE for GARY WYSOCKY: Knowledgeable, progressive, and understands that he is responsible to the residents of Sonoma Co. The Board of Supervisors appointed incumbent David Sundstrom who sees himself as responsible to the Sups. Not what we want or need.
✔VOTE for JILL RAVITCH: A major improvement over her predecessor. However, like her predecessor her office remains supportive of candidates who violate campaign finance rules and she has been unresponsive to those seeking justice for Andy Lopez.
Sonoma County Sheriff
✔WRITE IN: Incumbent Freitas running unopposed. Teenager Andy Lopez was killed under his leadership. Slow to change policy toward undocumented immigrants. Write in Andy Lopez to remind the sheriff we have not forgotten.
Supervisor, 4th District
SUPPORT DEB FUDGE: Visit her website for opportunities to volunteer, and contribute. www.debfudge.com We can’t vote in this race but if the Supervisors’ approval of the Dutra asphalt tells us anything it is that we need to have a progressive majority on the Board of Sups. Candidate Fudge will help maintain the favorable majority.