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Sonoma County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Council Member; City of Sebastopol Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 17 1:47pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (5/5)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Robert Jacob Click here for more information about this candidate 2,335 votes 29.4%

  • Occupation: Nonprofit Executive Director
  • Chair, Sebastopol Planning Commission
  • Founding Member Cittaslow Sebastopol
  • Community Emergency Response Team Member
  • Sebastopol Rotary Member
  • Small business entrepreneur & experienced project manager
  • Community activist and organizational developer, funder, and board member
  • Build Sebastopol's economic vitality by encouraging the right type of business in our town.
  • Stand strong for environmental protection through impact reduction and expansion of eco-friendly programs and services.
  • Support our social community through support of heath and education services, and expanding affordable housing.
John Eder Click here for more information about this candidate 1,992 votes 25.1%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • BA, International Relations
  • Employed in the Design and Marketing of Emergency Vehicles
  • 10 year Sebastopol resident
  • Previously served on the Cotati City Council
  • U.S. Air Force Veteran
  • Active volunteer in community
  • Revise downtown development regulations and process
  • Update the 20 year old General Plan
  • Support economic vitality through supporting existing local businesses and attracting new small businesses.
Kathleen Shaffer Click here for more information about this candidate 1,930 votes 24.3%
  • Occupation: Sebastopol City Councilmember
  • Sebastopol City Council 4 years
  • Vice President of the League of CA cities, North Bay Division
  • Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights, 5th District Appt.
  • Sebastopol Senior Center, Board Member, 5 years
  • Master's Degree, University of San Francisco
  • Former Public School Teacher, Hearing Impaired
  • Leader and Advocate for Small Business Growth and Economic Vitality
  • Listens, Takes, Action and solves Problems
  • Values Our Quality of Life and Environment
Kathy Austin Click here for more information about this candidate 1,488 votes 18.8%
  • Occupation: Architect/Business Owner
  • Former Mayor 1997
  • Former Council Member 1996-2000
  • Former Planning Commissioner 1991-1995
  • Former Design Review Board Member 1991
  • Master of Architecture, UCLA 1986
  • Master of Fine Arts, Boston U. 1978
  • Stabilizing the financial health of Sebastopol to fix streets and infrastructure
  • Finding a new City Manager with good financial and managerial skills
  • Improving traffic flow and pedestrian safety
Colleen Shea Fernald 191 votes 2.4%
  • Occupation: Consultant, Producer, Artist

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