Register to vote by Monday, October 24th to be eligible to vote this November 8th!
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By now, all registered voters who signed up for absentee ballots should have received theirs in the mail.
They should also have received their copies of the Sample Ballot from the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters (with local measures and statewide and local candidates) and the California Official Voter Information Guide that has information on the statewide propositions.
Here’s a link to the endorsements of the Sonoma County Democratic Party:
Here’s a link to the county Sample Ballot with instructions on polling places and who is on the ballot in your area:
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Reps. Thompson, HUFFMAN call on Korean War veterans to come forward, receive medal from South
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Jared Huffman (CA-02) today announced that they are calling on all veterans of the Korean War living in Sonoma County to contact Rep. Thompson’s Santa Rosa District Office. Thompson and Huffman are working with the office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco to facilitate the presentation of medals to Sonoma County veterans from the Republic of Korea in recognition of their service in the Korean War.
“Our nation owes a big thanks to our Korean War Veterans,” said Rep. Thompson. “Thanks to those brave Americans who answered our country’s call to service, South Korea is free and prosperous today. Though the Korean War is often remembered as the ‘Forgotten War’, our veterans will not be forgotten. I ask every veteran of the Korean War to contact my office so that they can be recognized for their service and sacrifice.”
“Although the Korean War did not receive the same level of public attention as many others, we must never forget how these servicemen answered the call and valiantly served their country,” said Rep. Huffman. “I urge all Korean War veterans to come forward so that we can properly recognize and honor these brave individuals for the sacrifices they have made in service for our country.”
Thompson and Huffman are compiling a list of names of those veterans living in Sonoma County who served during the Korean War. They hope to have a complete list so that every Korean War veteran in our County can receive an “Ambassador for Peace” medal from the Republic of Korea. The Ambassador for Peace medal is granted by the Republic of Korea to our veterans out of appreciation for restoring and preserving South Korea’s freedom and democracy through their service in the Korean War. The medals will be presented during a ceremony hosted by Thompson and Huffman in Sonoma County to be announced at a later date.
Veterans should contact Thompson’s Santa Rosa office at (707) 542 – 7182 or Sonoma.KoreanWarVeterans@mail.house.gov as soon as possible to be included among the veterans eligible for a medal.
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Hillary Clinton showed tonight she’s all the things Donald Trump claims to be: strong, smart, and ready to lead. Any parent who’s ever had a sniffling, whining toddler who just needs to go to bed has to admire her patience and persistence. Trump interrupted Clinton again and again but he came across as a whining bore instead of a would-be leader. After tonight, even more Americans will start to lose patience with Trump’s antics.
We are busy this election season. Every day our office is filled with volunteers doing a variety of activities ranging from preparing walk materials, phoning banking, registering voters, and more.
For more information on how you can volunteer please call our office at 707-575-3029 or complete the volunteer form and hear back from us.
The Sonoma County Democratic Party is hosting a special event at the Hawley Winery in Dry Creek Valley, from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, Oct. 14.
The Hawley family has graciously opened their beautiful property for a wine and food pairing that will raise funds needed to operate the Democratic Party’s 2016 election headquarters.
Maintaining a campaign office this summer through the November election will enable us to increase voter contact on behalf of our endorsed candidates and ballot issues.
Please join our host committee that includes Sonoma County supervisors Susan Gorin, James Gore and Shirlee Zane in sponsoring this event for $250.
For information on this event, please contact us at 575-3029 or at email@example.com.
Sponsorship checks can be sent directly to the Sonoma County Democratic Central Committee, P.O. Box 3727, Santa Rosa, CA., 95402.
Victory on Nov 8 for the Democratic Party candidates won’t be possible without the help of volunteers.
If you have a few hours to spare, we are looking for volunteers to contact voters and to staff the office headquarters. in downtown Santa Rosa at 120 D. Street.
We are generally open from 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays.
Campaigns get crazy and we could use your help.
Val Hinshaw, campaign coordinator
The governing board of the Sonoma County Democratic Party decided April 12 to support re-election of Susan Gorin as 1st District Supervisor and to back former state legislator Noreen Evans for 5th District Supervisor.
——————————————————————————————————————————————————–Excerpts of the news media release on the Evans endorsement:
The governing board of the party decided that Noreen Evans has an unmatched record of public service to her constituents, a record that dates back to her vast experience in the state legislature as well in Santa Rosa government. Over the last 23 years, Evans has already represented portions of the broad Fifth Supervisorial District, which covers west Santa Rosa and spans the West County to the Sonoma Coast.
“Noreen’s experience, particularly on environmental protections and on affordable housing, reflect the values of Fifth District residents,” said Bleys W. Rose, chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. “An open seat on the board gives us a unique opportunity to set a new course for the future. The Democratic Party is confident the people of this district don’t want to go down the path of inexperience again.”
Evans is an attorney who returned to private practice in Sonoma County after serving four years in the California senate and six years in the state Assembly. Before that, she was on the Santa Rosa city council for eight years and on its planning commission for three years.
Excerpts of the news media release on the Gorin endorsement:
The governing board of the party decided that, due to her outstanding record of leadership during the last four years, Susan Gorin merited a second term representing the residents of east Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley.
“Four years ago, the Democratic Party endorsed Susan in first run for the county Board of Supervisors. Susan has devoted every day of those four years to putting leadership into action,” said Bleys W. Rose, chair of the Sonoma County Democratic Party. “Susan’s priorities always put working families at the forefront of the board’s efforts to build Sonoma County’s sustainable economy.”
In addition to her four-year term as supervisor, Gorin served six years on the Santa Rosa city council, two years on the city planning commission and four years on the Santa Rosa school board. She was an active community volunteer prior to her 14 years as an elected official. During all that time, she has proven to be a solid advocate for the best interests of the community.
About 600 people dined on crab and pasta at the 28th Annual Sonoma County Democratic Party Crab Feed on March 4.
In case you missed it:
Dave Jones, the incumbent state insurance commissioner and candidate for Attorney General, was the featured speaker.
Special annual awards went to:
Jack Buckhorn, IBEW leader and North Bay Central Labor Council president, as Democrat of the Year.
Blake Hooper, Conservation Action community relations coordinator and Young Democrats activist, as Young Democrat of the Year.
Maggie Fishman, trustee of the Santa Rosa Junior College board, as recipient of the Robert Hollowell award.
Thanks so much to these event contributors at the President level:
U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson
Ca. Sen. Mike McGuire
Noreen Evans for Sonoma County Supervisor campaign
Tony Crabb & Barbara Grassechi
Santa Rosa Democratic Club
Service Employees International Union, Local 1021
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 551
Operating Engineers, Local 3
The next fund raising event for the Democratic Party will be May 21 at the Hawley Winery.
We look forward to the next Crab Feed returning to its usual position on the calendar, the last Friday in February, Feb. 24.