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Mixed, Late Results in Sonoma County Elections

Nov 9, 2016

The electoral upheaval at the national level was not felt much in Sonoma County’s local races, where big money from Independent Expenditure Committees bought mixed results.

With both houses of Congress and the White House controlled by Republicans going forward, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman told KRCB Television that he and his colleagues in the Democratic minority will continue to exercise their role as the "loyal opposition," while stopping short of the disruptive tactics GOP lawmakers deployed to thwart the Obama administration.

Expanding 'Motor Voter' Registrations

May 26, 2015

  

  Voter turnout hit record lows in California last year. So new legislation in Sacramento aims to increase registration, as a first step toward greater electoral participation.

Redistricting Urged for SRJC Trustees

Mar 24, 2015

  Santa Rosa has changed a lot since 1965, but the districts for the city’s SRJC trustees have not. A coalition of activists want to update those lines to make the areas more representative.

  Redistricting advocates are suggesting that the 3-4-5 district be divided into three smaller districts, but Robert Edmonds says it might be useful or necessary to expand the process to include the entire county.

 

Latino Voting Patterns in Santa Rosa

Feb 10, 2014

 Santa Rosa’s Latino population has been growing markedly over the past 20 years, yet they remain sharply under-represented in local government. A new study digs into the reasons behind those results.

Kelly Wurtz (Visiting Assistant Professor International Relations at Lehigh University) co-authored the report with Dr. Selby.

Even by California standards, Sonoma County is a strongly liberal and Democratic region. And that regional context, found David Selby, also affects the political inclinations of the local Latino population.