Latino Voters to Decide Sonoma Supes Race?
Another in our running list of election previews, the race to succeed Efren Carrillo in Sonoma County has a set field of five candidates, though former legislator Noreen Evans and newcomer Lynda Hopkin seem to be leading the field.
An interesting angle is the influence of Latino voters in this race. As the Press Democrat outlines:
The issues shaping the race are wide-ranging, with housing availability, rising rents and road upkeep at center stage. Latinos, who make up 25 percent of the county’s population, as well as younger voters, could be key in deciding who will replace Carrillo, who in 2008 was the first Latino elected to countywide office.
A growing population in the western edge of the county, this is another race that could be influenced by high profile and incendiary rhetoric from the presidential contest making its way to California.
On another note, the is yet another example of a race that could shift a County Board to majority female this cycle. See also our write up of races in LA County here.
Read the full rundown of the Sonoma race in the Press Democrat here.