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Local attorney joins City Council race

Petaluma attorney Dave King is the latest candidate to join the Petaluma City Council race.

King filed his paperwork on Monday, and is running against councilmember Chris Albertson, Ken Quinto and former mayor Pam Torliatt for three open council seats.

If elected, King said he would focus on promoting job growth and economic development through business attraction and retention. King's other priorities include working on infrastructure, finding funds to complete the Highway 101 widening and the Rainier cross-town connector, and improvements in parks and recreation.

King has practiced employment law in downtown Petaluma for the last 22 years, while coaching youth sports for 15 years and serving as president and board member of the Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce. King was also one of the city's original youth commissioners, serving as the commission's first chair for two years.

As a 23-year resident and business owner, King said he has a stake in the city's future. With his background in law, King said he brings the "ability to think about all sides of an issue, and not be someone who's simply a philosopher king."

King and his wife, Lynn, have two daughters, Carrie and Katie. King noted that he is not related to John King, a candidate for county supervisor.


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