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Sonoma County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Council Member; City of Cotati Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 3 8:30am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (5/5)
(10 Total Write-In Votes 0.1%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Janet Orchard Click here for more information about this candidate 1,594 votes 20.2%

  • Occupation: Cotati City Councilmember
  • Vice-Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
  • Director of the Russian River Watershed Association
  • Alternate Member Sonoma Co. Water Advisory Committee
  • Member Association of Bay Area Governments General Assembly
  • Small Business Owner & Manager
  • Corporate Executive
  • Economic Viability
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Improvement of Community Services and Public Safety
Robert "Bob" Coleman Click here for more information about this candidate 1,593 votes 20.2%
  • Occupation: University Professor
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • B.A., M.A. San Francisco State University
  • Doctoral Studies Frei University Berlin, U.C. Berkeley
  • Tenured Professor Sonoma State University
  • Design Review Committee, 1992-94
  • Cotati Planning Commission 2005-2007 &2007-Present
  • Raise the standards of city services by improving cooperation between business, city staff, and citizen to create a caring city that works for you
  • Reform city budget strategies and practices to build and maintain an ample reserve
  • Increase pedestrian safety by instituting traffic calming measures and promoting "kid-safe" neighborhoods
George Barich 1,296 votes 16.4%
  • Occupation: Licensed Electrical Contractor
Mike Kurvers Click here for more information about this candidate 1,291 votes 16.3%
  • Occupation: Adjuster/Planning Commissioner
  • B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, San Jose State University
  • Cotati Planning Commissioner, appointed Dec 2006
  • U.S. Army 1975-1978
  • Police Officer - San Jose State University 1980-1982
  • Police Officer - City of Cotati 1982-2002
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster - State Compensation Insurance Fund 2004-present
  • Require installation of solar on ALL future development in Cotati, both residential & commercial
  • Planned replacement of city vehicle fleet with electric/hybrid/alternative fuel vehicles
  • Ban the use of plastic bags by all merchants in Cotati
Susan Harvey Click here for more information about this candidate 1,235 votes 15.6%
  • Occupation: Information Technology Manager
  • Information Technology Manager - Fireman's Fund Insurance 1973 - 2007
  • Member Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society 1993 to present
  • Volunteer - Creating Wellness Pet Therapy Program 2008
  • President - FFIC Fundsters 1989 to 2005
  • Balanced Budget and Maintain Services
  • Increased Public Participation and Communication
  • Protect Cotati's Character by capitalizing on Cotati's History
Eric Kirchmann Click here for more information about this candidate 892 votes 11.3%
  • Occupation: Educator, Businessman, Trustee
  • Cotati Citizen of the Year 1999
  • Cotai School Board Trustee 18 years
  • Co-Producer Cotati Accordion Festival 18 years
  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees Sociology and English SSU
  • MBA/ Gevernance CSBA
  • Cotati Environmental Commisioner 2 years
  • A Balanced Budget with carry over- stay within our means
  • Hold Staff accountable and reduce unnecessary positions
  • Generate sustainable revenue sources

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