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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.

Barrett championing progressive mantle in Petaluma’s mayoral race

The three-term councilwoman is advocating for better enforcement of Petaluma’s river and bike plans, even if it results in slower growth.

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