A packed house at the Sonoma County Democratic Party crab feed
A sold-out crowd came to support Sonoma County Democrats on Friday, the 28th.
Wes Chesbro was the Guest of Honor.
Marcos Suarez shows his support.
With the Pasta King!
Rotary rocks in Oakmont!
I joined over a hundred happy crab consumers last night, including my friends Valerie Hulsey and Jim Wood. Raising money for worthy causes, and having some fun as well!
Another great result from our Consumer Protection division!
Over half a million dollars from this suit will go right back into protecting Sonoma County consumers from fraud, false advertising, and other illegal practices.
My goal is to make Sonoma County the safest county I can – and one way to do that is engage people before they commit crimes. I believe a collaborative approach to community programs can bring better results. Check out this article about our new program, Safe Neighborhoods D.A.
Just turned 18 and registered to vote!
Happy birthday and thanks for the support Reni!
Good Editorial in the PD Today
There is absolutely no place for politics in this investigation.
Supplement Maker Ordered to Pay Fine
This article highlights another outstanding outcome achieved by our consumer fraud prosecution unit. The $95,000 gained from that settlement will help us fight consumer fraud and protect the residents of Sonoma County.
Endorsed by Kamala Harris
What an honor! As a career prosecutor and former district attorney, Attorney General Kamala Harris understands the important role that district attorneys play in keeping their counties safe. She has been a strong partner with local law enforcement and I am grateful for her vote of confidence in the work that we are doing in our local DA’s office.
Endorsed by the CBSC
Sonoma County voters elected me in 2010 to reform a troubled agency — and that’s exactly what I did. I put safety first and improved accountability, focused scarce resources on crimes having the greatest impact and expanded services for crime victims and their families. I know that to build a strong economy, improve our quality of life and create a brighter future for all of us, we must keep Sonoma County safe. I am proud to have the endorsement of the Coalition for a Better Sonoma County.
P.S. If you missed my conversation with Steve Jaxon on KSRO's The Drive, you can listen to the full interview here. As usual, we had a great time discussing what's been going on in the office as well as the campaign!
A New KSRO Interview
If you have a moment, check out my latest radio interview on KSRO. I had a great chat with Steve Jaxon about all the great work going on in the DA's office and about our exciting progress on the campaign.
More funding for DUI prosecution
I'm proud to start the New Year with more funds to target DUI's in this county. Have fun and stay safe on New Year's Eve!
Return of the Pasta Feed!
Thanks to all who attended or contributed to our Pasta Feed last week! We had a great crowd, good conversation and lots of fun.
I also want to give a big shout out to the Pasta King, Sunce Winery and Worth our Weight for making our event so successful!
I appreciated Steve Jaxon's interview on KSRO on the legal process in place to investigate the tragic shooting of Andy Lopez. I reaffirmed my commitment to a fair process & full explanation for the community when I release my decision. You can listen here:
Democratic Party BBQ
I attended the Democratic Party's BBQ at Howarth Park and joined many others to discuss the issues of the day and upcoming campaigns, including my own!
It was wonderful to see so many powerful women at the BBQ, including Supervisors Zane and Gorin as well as Lisa Maldonado, Executive Director of North Bay Labor Council.
I enjoyed spending time being part of the the United Way Day of Caring project today. I helped Habitat for Humanity organize boxes of light fixtures that were donated. Thanks to all of those who took time out of their busy lives to give back to this vibrant community!
Supervisor David Rabbitt and County Administrator Veronica Ferguson
joined in the effort.
A Call For Sensible Gun Legislation
The gathering was sponsored by Organizing for America, and many came out to call for federal legislation requiring a background check prior to the purchase of a firearm, as well as a ban on assault weapons.
Felony Convictions at a 10-Year High
I was proud to read about the outstanding work my office has been doing in the Press Democrat. Though only a small part of the picture, this report by the Attorney General confirms that we are making progress. As I said in the article, we can always do better. Thanks for your support.
A fun day at the Cotati Kids' Parade
The Re-Elect Jill Ravitch for District Attorney Campaign Kickoff was a rousing success!
Turnout was phenomenal, with as many as 250 supporters in attendance!
Jill with Carolyn Wasem and Katie Jackson, who hosted
the event on behalf of the Jackson family.
Mike McGuire speaks in support of Jill.
Sheriff Steve Freitas gave a fiery speech.
Jill gets a well-deserved round of applause from
Mary Szecsey and Michelle Whitman.
Tony Crabb & Barbara Grasseschi, Puma Springs Vineyards
Janae & Frane Franicevic, Sunce Winery
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP
Rick Theis, Founder, Leadership Institute for the Ecology and the Economy
Susan Gorin, 1st District Supervisor
Joseph Palla, Mayor of Cloverdale
Julie Combs, Santa Rosa City Council
Sarah Glade Gurney, Sebastopol City Council
Deborah Fudge, Windsor Town Council
Rev. Ann Gray Byrd
Karen & George Dutton
Stan Feingold & Roslyn Edelson
Bill & Margaret Fishman
Kip and Marilyn Herzog
M. Lee Hunt
Lydia & John Karcher
Dave & Bunny Lewers
Wallace & Elinore Lowry
Jim & Sandra Maresca
Patrick & Corinne Murray
Genevieve Navar & Donn Franklin
Fawn Nekton & Gene Gaffney
Marvin & Leslie Pederson
Roger and Lyn Phelps
Steven & Eleanor Rabinowitsh
Bill and Mary Louise Reinking
Roger & Deanna Sanborn
Ethel and Stuart Schy
Brian & Anne Seeley
Susan & Don Silverek
Kenneth & Leda Stelling
Warren & Janis Watkins
Doug & Denise Wood