Special Coverage: Midterm Elections
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.
Conklin represents Petaluma working families
The longtime Petaluma resident is a political newcomer.
For Pocekay, compassion is a strength
The doctor and council candidate is involved in several social justice community groups.
McDonnell has progressive city plans
The Parks commissioner leads forums to discuss a walkable healthy Petaluma.
Old Adobe district asks voters for bonds
Upgrades are planned at five east Petaluma schools if the $38.5M measure passes.
Regan’s housing experience key
Michael Regan is ready to have more honest discussions with Petaluma.For the longtime resident and local business owner, substantive progress on key issues calls for a more proactive approach to policymaking, as well as transparent conversations that he believes local officials haven’t necessarily been having with their citizens.
Fischer has deep progressive roots
It’s no surprise D’Lynda Fischer is politically active — it’s in her blood.Her grandmother fought for statehood in Alaska.
Four candidates seek Old Adobe school board seats
The city’s second largest school district, Old Adobe represents 1,900 students across five east Petaluma schools.
King leaning on city council experience in race for re-election
The longtime Petaluma lawyer is seeking his second term.
Alonso looks to bring ‘fresh perspective’ if elected to Petaluma City Council
Youngest candidate in council race has faced tough issues on planning commission.