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Sonoma County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member, City Council; City of Santa Rosa Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 19 4:09pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (112/112)
(94 Writein Votes 0.1%)
Candidates (Vote for 4)
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Jane Bender Click here for more information about this candidate 27,634 votes 14.3%

  • Occupation: City Council Member
  • Vice Mayor
  • Pres, Santa Rosa Youth Athletic Field Trust
  • Member, Calif. League of Cities Revenue and Taxation
  • Member, Russian River Watershed Association
  • Gang Prevention
  • Jobs
  • Environment
Mike Martini Click here for more information about this candidate 27,345 votes 14.2%
  • Occupation: Vintner/Small Businessperson
  • Council Member - City of Santa Rosa
  • Past Mayor - City of Santa Rosa
  • Board Member - Golden Gate Bridge District
  • Board Member - SMART II
  • Santa Rosa Representative on Water Advisory Committee
  • Support Multi-modal Transportation Solutions
  • Support of Public Safety
  • Support Youth Activities and Families
John Sawyer Click here for more information about this candidate 27,193 votes 14.1%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Chairman-Luther Burbank Home and Garden's Board
  • Chairman-Santa Rosa Merit Awards Committee
  • Past President-Santa Rosa Main Street Organization
  • Chairman-Downtown Parking Task Force
  • Chairman-Neighborhood Oriented Policing Community Advisory Board
  • Officer-City Vision Executive Board
  • Public Safety
  • Traffic Congestion
  • Downtown Vitality and City Centered Development
Lee Pierce Click here for more information about this candidate 22,186 votes 11.5%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • City of Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner
  • Sr. Personnel Commissioner, Sonoma County Office of Education
  • Member, Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)
  • Chair, Sonoma County Private Industry Council, 1997 - '99
  • Chair, Sonoma County Blue Ribbon Committee on Re-engineering Civil Service, 1992 -'94
  • Founding Member, Northbay Employment Connection (Sonoma, Solano, Napa, Marin)
  • Work to find viable solutions to traffic congestion problems on neighborhood streets, roads & U.S.101 corridor
  • Work to ensure adequate staffing levels within the city's Police & Fire Departments
  • Work to create better after-school opportunities for our children that keep them out of gangs
Veronica Jacobi Click here for more information about this candidate 21,634 votes 11.2%
  • Occupation: Business Owner/Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, UCLA, 1979
  • Small business owner, Energy Management Consultant
  • Exec committee member in National Women's Political Caucus, Sonoma County Conservation Council, Sierra Club
  • Co-founder Sonoma County Water Coalition and Forest Coalition
  • Preserve critical services, promote safety including gang and crime prevention; address services for older people and special needs
  • Increase affordable housing near transit/jobs; guide development and promote water reuse/conservation. Protect jobs/stop Big Box sprawl.
  • Protect water quantity, and water/air quality, preserve woodlands, open spaces and greenbelts, fight GMO farming, promote alternative transportation
Don Taylor Click here for more information about this candidate 20,995 votes 10.9%
  • Occupation: Owner of Omelette Express Restaurant since 1987
  • University of Oregon, B.S. Business Administration - 1982
  • Sonoma County Alliance Member
  • South & West Area Business Association - Charter Member - since 1995, Chairman Steering Committee - 2003 to present
  • Main Street - Executive Committee
  • Railroad Square Association - member 1987 to present
    President 90, 97, 98, 99
  • Planning Commissioner - City of Santa Rosa - 6/99 to 2/03 (Vice Chair 02)
  • Traffic
  • Affordable Housing
  • Managing Growth
Caroline Banuelos Click here for more information about this candidate 17,909 votes 9.3%
  • Occupation: Legal Assistant
  • B.A. Political Science, Sonoma State University, 1994
  • President, Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club, 1996 to present
  • Member, Community Advisory Board, City of Santa Rosa, 2004
  • Member, Coalition for a Better Sonoma County, 2002 to present
  • Community Support Network, Former board member and Chair, 1999 to 2004
  • Social Advocates for Youth, Former board member, 1996 to 2002
  • District Elections
  • Affordable Housing
  • Open and Accessible Government
Joseph "Joe" Romano, JD Click here for more information about this candidate 15,516 votes 8.0%
  • Occupation: Retired Deputy Sheriff
  • Experienced Local Goverment Manager and Small Business Owner/Operator
  • Former Santa Rosa Water (Utility) Dept General Manager
  • Former Santa Rosa Public Works Dept Budget and CIP Manager
  • Criminal Justice, Business and Law Degree (AA to Juris Doctorate)
  • Viet Nam Veteran, U.S Navy; Deputy Chief of Staff, (and Ambassador-At-Large), California Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), 87-88
  • Peace Officer of the Year 1973, Decorated for Valor....Please see my biography, (click blue star >), for additonal information about my experience.
  • Eliminate Conflict of Interest on the City Council . Act to Strengthen Police and Fires Services
  • Apply Business practices and get more done with less money.
  • Do more to promote building of affordable housing including mixed use development.
Harry Troutt Click here for more information about this candidate 12,622 votes 6.5%
  • Occupation: Retired Social Worker
  • President, 49ers Booster Club
  • President, San Francisco Dart Association
  • Inducted, Pro Football Hall Of Fame, 2003
  • Senior Citizens Rights
  • District Elections
  • Affordable Housing

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  • Monday, September 27, 7-8:30pm, Santa Rosa City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue
  • Taped Rebroadcasts on Community Access Channel 70: 10/3 at 1pm; 10/4 at 8:30pm; 10/9 at 10pm; 10/10 at 11am; 10/11 at 8:30pm; 10/16 at 9pm; and 10/17 at 11am (with forums on Measures M & O and the 7th Assembly District Candidates). Taped Rebroadcasts on Community Access Channel 72: 10/4 at 8:30pm; 10/8 at noon; 10/11 at 8:30pm; 10/15 at noon; 10/18 at 8:30pm; 10/22 at noon; 10/25 at 8:30 pm
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