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Gorin, Cook to square off at supervisor forum

Wednesday October 16th 2019 - 7:00am to

The Santa Rosa Metro Chamber will put on a forum for current candidates running for Sonoma County Supervisor on Oct. 16, 7-9:30 a.m. at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club.

On hand will be current First District Supervisor Susan Gorin and challenger David Cook, who presently sits on the City of Sonoma’s City Council.

Sitting Third District Supervisor Shirlee Zane will there, as will challenger Chris Coursey, former City of Santa Rosa councilman and mayor.

Fifth District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins will attend the forum as well. She is currently running unopposed.

The supervisorial primary election is scheduled for March 3, 2020. In the challenged races, if no candidate receives a simple majority of votes, a runoff between the top two vote-getters would take place in June of 2020.

People have until Dec. 6 to file the paperwork necessary to run for supervisor in the March election. If an incumbent does not file by Dec. 6, then the deadline is extended to Dec. 11.

At the Oct. 16 forum, attendees will have the opportunity to personally connect with the candidates prior to the start of the program. During the program the candidates will be asked questions about important topics facing the region.

The forum will be moderated by Dan Condron.

Cost to attend is $40 for chamber members, $50 for non-members, Tickets include breakfast. Ticket prices go up after Oct. 9. Go to to register.

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