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Pulley reflects on how robo-calls affected school board race

Incumbent Karyn Pulley will not serve a fourth term on the Cotati-Rohnert Park School Board after coming in a distant fourth in a race for two seats. Readers may remember Pulley as the target of at least two so-called robo-calls that urged voters not to vote for her, citing three votes Pulley allegedly made in her third term. The calls were supported by a group called “Parents For Better Schools” but no candidate or group has claimed responsibility for the… Read More »

Filing open now for Nov. school board races

November may seem like a long way off, but those interested in running for school board in the fall can begin filing paperwork today. The deadline for filing is Aug. 10 unless one of the incumbents does not file, in which case there is a five day extension for all candidates except incumbents, said Deborah Russotti, election services supervisor for the Sonoma County elections office. In Santa Rosa, Larry Haenel. Laura Gonzalez, Donna Jeye and Tad Wakefield are up for… Read More »