California midterm elections are on November 8, 2022

Sonoma County Democratic Party endorsements are below.  

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Don’t be misled by “Democratic” slates that can include Republicans. 

If a candidate or measure is not listed, SCDP has not taken a position. See exceptions below.
* indicates an incumbent

District 2

Mark Stapp

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District 3

Dianna MacDonald *

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District 4

Victoria Fleming *

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Trustee Area 4

Omar Medina *

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Trustee 

Janae Franicevic *

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Trustee 

Deborah Tapia de Martin

Trustee 

Ana Diaz-Garcia

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Kevin McDonnell

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District 1

Janice Cader Thompson

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District 2

John Shribbs

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District 3

Robert Conklin

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Trustee

Denise Bugbee

Trustee

Rachel Harnsberger Van Gorp

Trustee

Kristine Weeks

District 1

Samantha Rodriguez *

District 2

Emily Sanborn

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District 5

Susan Hollingsworth Adams *

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Evelyn Mitchell

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Chris Herrod

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Patricia Farrar-Rivas

Thomas Deegan

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Board of Trustee Area 2

Celeste Winders

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District 2

Maureen Merrill

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District 4

Kevin Gonyo

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YES on 1

Protects the fundamental right to abortion and the fundamental right to contraceptives by adding those rights directly into the California State Constitution.

YES on 26

Authorizes new types of gambling.

NO on 27

Legalizes online sports betting. Out-of-state corporations would get 90% of the profits leaving little to fight homelessness, and directly attacks the sovereignty of CA Native American tribes.

YES on 28

Provides additional funding for arts and music education in public schools.

YES on 29

Dialysis patients deserve protection under the law. Prop 29 will help ensure they receive safe treatment in dialysis clinics under the care of a doctor or another highly trained clinician in case of emergencies, without risk of infection, and without discrimination.

YES on 30

Taxes annual personal income over $2 million to fund wildfire prevention, clean air and climate change programs.

YES on 31

Protects kids from Big Tobacco by ending the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and minty-menthol cigarettes, saving countless lives and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars annually

All local ballot measures have been endorsed by Sonoma County Democratic Party.

For more information on all local ballot measures, please visit Sonoma County Registrar of Voters.

Measure B – Calistoga Joint Unified School District 55% School Bond

Measure C – City of Santa Rosa High School District 55% School Bond

Measure D – Forestville Union High School District 55% School Bond

Measure F – Kenwood School District 55% School Bond

Measure E – Horicon School District 55% School Bond

Measure G – City of Santa Rosa Elementary School District 55% School Bond

Measure H – City of Santa Rosa Renew Public Safety Tax

Measure I – City of Santa Rosa Amend City Charter to Affirm District Based Elections

Measure J – City of Santa Rosa Amend City Charter to Modernize Language & Procedures

Measure K – City of Cloverdale Prohibit Sale & Use of Safe and Sane Fireworks

Measure L – City of Healdsburg Occupancy Tax

Measure M – City of Healdsburg Cannabis Business Tax

Measure N – City of Sebastopol Extend Utility Users Tax

Measure O – Schell-Vista Fire Protection District Parcel Tax Renewal

Exceptions to endorsements that appear above

Brad Coscarelli had been endorsed and will appear on the ballot but has withdrawn from the race for County Superintendent of Schools.

Stephanie Manieri is endorsed but will not appear on the ballot due to being appointed without a challenger.

Guadalupe J. Lòpez Jimenez is endorsed but will not appear on the ballot due to being appointed without a challenger.

Ezrah Chaaban is endorsed but will not appear on the ballot due to being appointed without a challenger.

Michael Valdovinos is endorsed but will not appear on the ballot due to being appointed without a challenger.

Joanna Paun is endorsed but will not appear on the ballot due to being appointed without a challenger.

Kathleen (Kay) Rivers, Ph.D. is endorsed but will not appear on the ballot due to being appointed without a challenger.

Sylvia Lemus is endorsed but will not appear on the ballot due to being appointed without a challenger.