The City of Sonoma is the only one of eight governmental units in the Valley that will definitely have a contested election in November.
As of 5 p.m. Friday, candidates in four bodies, Santa Rosa Junior College Sonoma Valley seat, Jeff Kunde; Sonoma Valley Unified School District, Sal Chavez and Dan Gustafson; Kenwood Fire Protection District, Dennis McIntosh; and the Valley of the Moon Water District, Charles Heneveld, Jon Foreman and Maghan Peddicord; were re-elected by default since nobody filed to run against them.
Because one or more incumbents didn’t file for re-election, the filing deadline stays open until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 for Kenwood School, Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District and the Sonoma Valley Health Care District. But in each of the districts, there are candidates who have filed for the seats, so unless additional candidates file, they too will win by default. The candidates are Virginie Boon, Susan Reiter and Frances Threewit for the three seats in the Kenwood School; Terrence Leen, Nicholas Greben and Brian Brady for the three seats in the Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District; and Peter Hohorst and Joshua Rymer for the two seats in the Sonoma Valley Health Care District.
Additional candidates for the Sonoma City Council also have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file because incumbents Steve Barbose and Tom Rouse didn’t file.
Candidates who have filed for the Sonoma City Council include incumbent Ken Brown, Madolyn Agrimonti, Rachel Hundley, Lynda Corrado, Jack Wagner, Andrew Sawicki and Gary Edwards. Cameron Stuckey has also pulled nominating papers.
Candidates for the Sonoma City Council must obtain and file their nominating papers with City Clerk Gay Johann.