Press Democrat Editorial Board Endorsements
This Voter Guide contains the ballot listings for the municipal and county races in Sonoma County along with state Assembly and Senate races and propositions. Endorsements by The Press Democrat's editorial board are indicated for each race. To read all of the editorial endorsements, click here. To see news stories about the various races and candidates, click here.
Federal Offices
US Senate

Dianne Feinstein (D)

Kevin DeLeon (D)

NO RECOMMENDATION

US House
2nd District

Jared Huffman (D)

US House
5th District

Mike Thompson (D)

State Offices
Governor

Gavin Newsom (D)

John Cox (R)

NO RECOMMENDATION

Lt. Governor

Ed Hernandez (D)

Eleni Kounalakis (D)

NO RECOMMENDATION

Secretary of State

Alex Padilla (D)

Mark P. Meuser (R)

NO RECOMMENDATION

Controller

Betty T. Yee (D)

Konstantinos Roditis (R)

NO RECOMMENDATION

Treasurer

Fiona Ma (D)

Greg Conlon (R)

NO RECOMMENDATION

Attorney General

Xavier Becerra (D)

Steven Bailey (R)

NO RECOMMENDATION

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony K. Thurmond (non)

Marshall Tuck (non)

NO RECOMMENDATION

Insurance Commissioner

Ricardo Lara (D)

Steve Poizner (no party)

NO RECOMMENDATION

California Legislature
State Senator
District 2

Mike McGuire (D)

State Assembly
District 2

Jim Wood (D)

State Assembly
District 10

Marc Levine (D)

County Elections
Santa Rosa
City Council
2nd District

John Sawyer

City Council
4th District

Victoria Fleming

School Board
Area 4

Frank Pugh

Petaluma
Mayor

Teresa Barrett

City Council

Dave King

City Council

Kevin McDonnell

City Council

Michael Regan

Rohnert Park
City Council

Pam Stafford

City Council

Susan Adams

Windsor
City Council

Mark Millan

Sam Salmon

Dominic Foppoli

Gina Dickson

Luis Diaz

William Forrest

Dylan Harper

Esther Lemus

Tari Nix

Rosa Reynosa

NO RECOMMENDATION

Cotati
City Council

Mark Landman

John Moore

Neville Hormuz

NO RECOMMENDATION

Sonoma
City Council

Madolyn Agrimonti

Rachel Hundley

James Cribb

Jack Ding

Logan Harvey

Chris Petlock

Jack Wagner

NO RECOMMENDATION

Sebastopol
City Council

Sarah Gurney

Una Glass

Patrick Slayter

Vaughn Higginbotham

NO RECOMMENDATION

Healdsburg
City Council

Leah Gold

Evelyn Mitchell

Tim Meinken

NO RECOMMENDATION

Cloverdale
City Council

Gus Wolter

Marta Cruz

Jon Lambert

Jason Turner

Shawn Bovee

Michele Winterbottom

NO RECOMMENDATION

SRJC Board of Trustees
Sonoma Valley

Jeff Kunde

State Propositions
Proposition 1

$4 billion in bonds for housing programs and veterans' home loans

Proposition 2

Authorizes state to use revenue from millionaire's tax for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing

Proposition 3

Issues $8.9 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects

Proposition 4

Issues $1.5 billion in bonds for children's hospitals

Proposition 5

Revises process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments

Proposition 6

Repeals 2017's fuel tax and vehicle fee increases and requires public vote on future increases

Proposition 7

Authorizes legislature to provide for permanent daylight saving time if federal government allows

Proposition 8

Requires dialysis clinics to issue refunds for revenue above a certain amount

Proposition 10

Allows local governments to regulate rent

Proposition 11

Allow ambulance providers to require workers to remain on-call during paid breaks

Proposition 12

Bans sale of meat from animals confined in spaces below specific sizes

Local Measures
Measure M

Sales Tax for Sonoma County Parks

Measure N

Santa Rosa Housing Bond

Measure O

Santa Rosa Sales Tax

Measure P

Healdsburg Growth Ordinance

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure Q

Sebastopol Sales Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure R

Sebastopol Hotel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure S

Sonoma Hotel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

School Bonds
Measure H

Cloverdale School Bond

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure I

Shoreline School Bond

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure J

Oak Grove School Bond

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure K

Monte Rio School Bond

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure L

Old Adobe School Bond

NO RECOMMENDATION

Fire District Parcel Tax
Measure T

Glen Ellen Fire District Parcel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure U

Monte Rio Fire District Parcel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure V

North Sonoma Coast Fire District Parcel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure W

Rancho Adobe Fire District Parcel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure X

Shell Vista Fire District Parcel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION

Measure Y

Valley of the Moon Fire District Parcel Tax

NO RECOMMENDATION