Supervisor race on June 3 ballot

Persistent drought, pension reform and much needed road fixes are just a few of the issues looming over the Board of Supervisors' Second District race between incumbent David Rabbitt and challenger John King.

Finishing up his first term, Rabbitt is the only supervisor in 59 years to serve two consecutive terms as board chair. Rabbitt said he is proud of his fiscal accomplishments thus far, and is looking forward to continuing long-term policy that is improving the health of the county.

King, an organic silage producer living in Penngrove, is passionate about issues of water access. King said he felt compelled to run due what he sees as the mismanagement of the county's water supply.

Water Exports

King is perhaps best known for his lawsuit against Rohnert Park, which forced the city to change how it allocates well water.

If elected, King said his goal is to stop the county from selling water to Marin County, which he said would free up billions of gallons for Sonoma County agriculture and residential use.

"The public doesn't understand that we're about to increase water exports, when we don't have enough water for people here," King said.

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