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Sonoma County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Council Member; City of Santa Rosa Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 28 11:42am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (74/74)
(126 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.1%)
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Chris Coursey Click here for more information about this candidate 21,047 votes 19.6%

  • Occupation: Retired Newspaper Columnist
  • Former community relations manager for SMART rail project
  • 34-year Santa Rosa resident
  • Member, Policy Advisory Council of Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Restore core city services (street repair, park maintenance, street lighting, etc)
  • Repair dysfunction and end conflict on City Council
  • Economic development downtown and along rail corridor
John Sawyer Click here for more information about this candidate 16,555 votes 15.4%
  • Occupation: Business Manager
  • Jobs and Our Economy
  • Affordable Housing
  • Public Safety
Tom Schwedhelm Click here for more information about this candidate 16,291 votes 15.1%
  • Occupation: Retired Police Chief
  • Masters Degree in Psychology focusing on Organizational Development
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management
  • Associates Degree in Administration of Justice
  • 31 year career with the Santa Rosa Police Department
  • Currently on the Board of Directors for the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation
  • Past Board of Directors member of the Community Child Care Council, Redwood Police Activities League and the Chaplaincy Service of Sonoma County
  • Economic Development & Jobs in Santa Rosa
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy to address the infrastructure needs of the City (roads, parks, City facilities, etc.)
  • Keeping Santa Rosa a safe place to live, work and play
Ashle Crocker 15,534 votes 14.4%
  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner/Mother
Curtis Byrd 13,271 votes 12.3%
  • Occupation: Minister/Planning Commissioner
Lee Pierce Click here for more information about this candidate 11,833 votes 11.0%
  • Occupation: Recycling Regulations Manager
  • Attended Sonoma State University and the University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science degree in Human Relations & Organizational Behavior
  • Has worked for Hewlett-Packard, Sonoma County, and John Muir Hospital
  • 2004-2008, served on the Santa Rosa City Council
  • From 2006-2007, served as Santa Rosa's Vice Mayor
  • Served as Chair of the Sonoma County Private Industry Council, Chair of the Sonoma County Office of Education's Personnel Commission
  • Member of the Sonoma County 's Minority Citizens Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • Stimulate our local economy and create jobs - while giving workers a living wage
  • Build better relationships between law enforcement and the community
  • Improve education by increasing teacher resources and creating more pre-school programs
Colleen Shea Fernald 5,237 votes 4.9%
  • Occupation: Consultant/Analyst/Artist
Chucker E. "Chuck" Sims, II 3,830 votes 3.6%
  • Occupation: Assembly Line Worker
Keith Rhinehart Click here for more information about this candidate 3,815 votes 3.5%
  • Occupation: Retired UPS Management/Substitute Teacher
  • Full-time substitute teacher since 2010
  • Full-time UPS Supervisor 1989 - 08
  • BS in Business Management, 1998
  • Minor in Communications, 1998
  • Full-time UPS package driver 1983-89
  • Small business local employee, auto service, agriculture, food service, beverages from 1970-83. Montgomery High graduate 1970.
  • Local Business supports: resist "Living Wage," affordable housing, homeless
  • Education - Implement Career Technical Education in ALL schools
  • Reform budget, Public transit, Measure "O" reform, Fire Dept. and streetlights

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  • Santa Rosa City Council Candidates Forum - Monday, September 15th, 6p.m. - 7:30p.m., at Santa Rosa -City Council Chambers, Sponsored by LWV, C-media live broadcast,-recording available on Vimeo
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