Sonoma County’s PAC uses grassroots campaigning to galvanize the public to vote for environmentally-savvy candidates and provides information about important ballot initiatives.
or Call 707-571-8566
In 2014, we were 71% effective with our endorsements throughout Sonoma County. In the fight for preserving our beloved natural environment, campaigning for and electing strong environmental candidates is absolutely necessary. It’s also vital to keep and maintain environmental majorities on the Boards and Councils in Sonoma County, so that we can affect development, sustainability, environmental protection, and policies to be reflective of concerns of the environmental movement. This is the Political Action Committee’s primary function – working tirelessly to promote political candidates that conserve and maintain Sonoma County’s natural health and beauty. In addition, we create a yearly Report Card as a tool to keep our local officials accountable. Each Card evaluates our officials’ performance and grades them based on their voting records for environmental initiatives for the year and how well they listen to their constituents.
How can you help the Political Action Committee? We are always looking for passionate volunteers to help us campaign, canvas, educate, and more. If you’re invested in Sonoma County’s environment and want to do your part to maintain it through powerful action, this is the perfect opportunity. Additionally, contributions are always highly valued, and we’re incredibly grateful to receive them. Donate online or by mail. Because Political Action Committee is political in nature, these contributions are not tax-deductible.
Join us in making a difference at one of the most fundamental levels – local government! For more information, please contact us at any time.
Our Endorsements – November 2018
After many weeks of reviewing applications, conducting interviews and research, SCCA is excited to announce our endorsements for the 2018 November election! The names below represent forward thinking leadership on conservation and broader environmental policy in Sonoma County. We hope that you will take our endorsement under consideration as you make your voting decisions this November, and vote for the environment and better communities.
|US Congress-CA District 2||Jared Huffman|
|City Council Offices||
|Cloverdale City Council||
|Cotati City Council||
|Healdsburg City Council||
|Petaluma City Mayor||
|Petaluma City Council||
|Rohnert Park City Council||Gerard Giudice|
|Santa Rosa City Council||
District 2: Lee Pierce
District 4: Dual Endorsement
|Sebastopol City Council||
Sarah Glade Gurney
|Sonoma City Council||
|Windsor Town Council||
|Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees||Candidates|
|Sonoma Area||John Kelly|
|Santa Rosa Area||Dorothy Battenfeld|
|Petaluma Area||Maggie Fishman|
|West County Area||Jordan Burns|
|Measure M – Parks for All||YES|
|Santa Rosa Measures||Position|
|Measure N – Housing Now||YES|
|Proposition 1 – Housing & Veterans Loan Bond||YES|
|Proposition 3 – Water Bond||Neutral|
|Proposition 6 – Transportation Funding Attack||NO|
|Proposition 10 – Local Control of Rent Control||YES|
Our Endorsements – November 2016
After many weeks of applications, interviews and research, SCCA is excited to announce our endorsed candidates for the 2016 November election! The names below represent forward thinking leadership on conservation and broader environmental policy in Sonoma County. We hope that you will take this endorsement under consideration as you make your voting decisions this November.
|US Congress-CA District 2||Jared Huffman|
|5th District County Supervisor||Noreen Evans|
|City Council Offices||City Council Candidates|
|Cloverdale City Council||Melanie Bagby|
|Cotati City Council||John Dell’Osso|
|Cotati City Council||Susan Harvey|
|Healdsburg City Council||Tim Meinken|
|Petaluma City Council||Bill Wolpert|
|Santa Rosa City Council||Julie Combs|
|Santa Rosa City Council||Chris Rogers|
|Santa Rosa City Council||Jack Tibbetts|
|Sebastopol City Council||Write in and fill in box for Craig Litwin|
|Sebastopol City Council||Neysa Hinton|
|Sonoma City Council||Laurie Gallian|
|Sonoma City Council||Amy Harrington|
|Windsor Town Council||Deb Fudge|
|School Board Offices||School Board Candidates|
|West Sonoma County Union High School Board||Ted Walker|
|West Sonoma County Union High School Board||Diane Landry|
|Santa Rosa City School Board||Ed Sheffield|
|Santa Rosa City School Board||Laurie Fong|
|Santa Rosa City School Board||Caroline Banuelos|
|Santa Rosa City School Board||Jenni Klose|
|Sonoma Valley School Board||John Kelly|
|SRJC Board of Trustees||Trustee Candidates|
|Santa Rosa Junior College Board of Trustees-Area 3/4/5||Mariana Martinez|
|Sonoma County Board of Education||Trustee Candidates|
|SCOE Trustee Area 1||Jason Carter|
Fall 2016 Newsletter
After a great deal of time, community engagement, and research, the Fall Newsletter is out. Click here to take a look!
Election Results – November 2014
Final election results determined that:
SCCA endorsed candidate David Glass won Mayor of Petaluma by 84 votes! Bridgette Mansell won Healdsburg City Council by 40 votes! With these two wins added to our list, SCCA PAC was 71 percent effective on its endorsements in November. Gosh the 29 percent always hurts though… but we’ve made some progress.
With your support we:
- Gained a seat in Santa Rosa (Chris Coursey)
- Held ground in Petaluma and defeated Q (and arguably gained with Harris not seeking reelection and Dave King taking his spot on council)
- Held a 5/5 environmental majority in Sebastopol
- Swept endorsements in Cotati as well
- Had a sweep of the SRJC School Board endorsements gaining three seats.
- To work with our nonprofit, issues-oriented arm, please visit this page for more information about Sonoma County Conservation Action.