Special Coverage: Midterm Elections
Rancho Adobe fire parcel tax ahead
A parcel tax to support the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District was narrowly passing in unofficial results Wednesday.
Local school bonds passing
Bond measures for two local school districts appeared to pass in unofficial results Wednesday.
Barnett Chelemedos, Ambrosi winning Petaluma Health Care District seats
The two newcomers were poised to win seats on the Petaluma Health Care District board in unofficial results after Tuesday’s election.
Barrett elected mayor as progressive wave sweeps Petaluma
Teresa Barrett wons the mayor’s seat in a decisive victory over opponent Mike Harris. The election focused on Petaluma’s future development.
King keeps Petaluma council seat; 2 newcomers ahead
Dave King won re-election while Kevin McDonnell and D’Lynda Fischer held onto seats
Challenger wins Old Adobe school board seat
Shaver picked up a seat while incumbents Knight, Fung held theirs.
Newcomers win seats on Petaluma school board
Challengers Cloud, Paun scored an election rebuke, while incumbent Chlebowski was holding onto her seat.
Huffman, Thompson set for new House roles in Democratic majority
‘There’s going to be a new sheriff in town,’ said Rep. Jared Huffman, who’ll join his first Democratic majority in the House come January.
Sonoma County parks measure poised for win
Measure M’s one-eighth cent sales tax would generate $11.5 million annually for county and city parks throughout Sonoma County.
Outside spending roils Petaluma election
A coalition of big oil companies has spent thousands to influence the Petaluma mayoral race.
Bond measure proposed to fix weathered schools
Shoreline school district west of Petaluma, where the “sea air is unforgiving,” is seeking revenue to repair aging buildings.
Barrett leading Harris in election fundraising
How much a candidate raises in donor dollars does not always correlate with winning.
Separation between candidates at second Petaluma forum
City council, mayoral candidates look to stand out as election season picks up.
Sales tax for parks on November ballot
Measure M, which would raise $11.5 million for county and city parks, is opposed by a taxpayer group.
Competitive election at pivotal time for Petaluma Health Care District
Three candidates are seeking two seats on the board that controls Petaluma Valley Hospital.
Candidates offer differing visions for Petaluma at first forum
City council, mayoral and school board hopefuls presented a snapshot of their plans at the first candidate forum of the election season.
Rancho Adobe Fire District looks for voter support on Measure W
The parcel tax rate in Penngrove, Cotati and unincorporated Petaluma has not been changed since the district formed in 1993.
Powell providing a ‘third option’ for Petaluma voters
The political newcomer is campaigning for a freeze on development and emphasizing road repairs.
Progress on Rainier is key for mayoral candidate Harris
After a narrow defeat in Petaluma’s 2014 election, the ex-councilman is seeking more advancement on key infrastructure projects.