James Gore sworn in as newest Sonoma County supervisor

It’s been a busy 12 months for 36-year-old James Gore. He and his wife welcomed their second child. And earlier this week, Gore was sworn in as Sonoma County’s newest supervisor.

Gore, a former White House appointee and first-time public officeholder, addressed to a standing-room-only crowd after taking the oath of office, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports.

Gore takes over the 4th District seat previously  held by Mike McGuire, who was elected to the state Senate in November. The 4th District stretches from northern Santa Rosa to the Mendocino County line, encompassing the cities of Healdsburg, Windsor and Cloverdale and the communities of Geyserville and Larkfield-Wikiup.

Supervisors also selected Supervisor Susan Gorin as the new board chairwoman, replacing Supervisor David Rabbitt, who held the position for two years.

“Three other county officials were also sworn in Tuesday, including District Attorney Jill Ravitch and Sheriff Steve Freitas, who both won re-election in June. Also sworn in was David Sundstrom, the county auditor-controller-treasurer-tax collector, who was first appointed in late 2011 and won his seat in a June election,” the paper reported.


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