Below are the Argus-Courier recommendations for the June 5 primary.
U.S. House of Representatives
We recommend incumbent Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), who has represented the district well, even as a member of the minority party in a deeply divided Congress. He faces two politically inexperienced challengers.
We recommend Marc Levine (D-San Rafael), who has matured as a legislator in his three terms in Sacramento. He faces a political newcomer.
Sonoma County Sheriff
We recommend the two most experienced law-enforcement candidates, John Mutz and Mark Essick, who we anticipate will move ahead to the top-two general election runoff.
We recommend Ray Leonard and Deva Marie Proto, who have both gained plenty of experience in a wide variety of roles at the Sonoma County CRA offices. We expect them to advance to the November runoff election.
Regional Measure 3
We recommend a “yes” on the proposed toll increase of $3 over six years on state-owned Bay Area bridges would bring about $100 million for rebuilding Highway 37 and completing the Highway 101 expansion in North Marin County.