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The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters this week began mailing vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 2, 2021.

So a small group of us came together as a mayoral candidate review committee to suggest an endorsement. We’ve done a lot of research on backgrounds and four of us went to the recent Candidates night sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. We spoke with all three candidates and gave them a handout describing our current situation with the stalled process.

We endorse Sandra Lowe for the city council seat. She has more, higher level political experience than the other candidates and supports the second dispensary. As the Sonoma Index-Tribune stated in its endorsement of Lowe, “In recent years, Sonoma voters have supported an exceedingly progressive City Council, driven by Amy Harrington, Logan Harvey and Rachel Hundley. But with all three stepping down from their seats, the current council mix is decidedly more centered. Lowe’s views seem to align best with the voters here in Sonoma, giving us confidence that she will listen and lead in a direction that people can get behind.”