Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Susan Gorin held a 1,299-vote lead over fellow Councilmember John Sawyer in the contest for the 1st District Sonoma County supervisor's seat early this morning.
Gorin had tallied 20,197 votes and Sawyer had 18,898, according to preliminary results from Tuesday's election.
The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office estimated that thousands of mail-in votes remained to be counted.
Santa Rosa voters re-elected incumbents Ernesto Olivares and Gary Wysocky to the City Council and Erin Carlstrom and Julie Combs to the remaining two seats.
Mary Ann Brigham and incumbent Robert Cox were elected to the Cloverdale City Council.
Cotati voters re-elected John Dell'Osso and Susan Harvey to the City Council and elected Wendy Skillman to the third available seat.
Incumbents Gary Plass and Tom Chambers were re-elected to the Healdsburg City Council and Shaun F. McCaffery won the third available seat.
In Petaluma, incumbent council members Gabe Kearney and Mike Healy were re-elected and Kathy Miller captured the final seat on the City Council.
Robert Jacob was elected to the Sebastopol City Council, and John Eder and incumbent Kathleen Shaffer were virtually deadlocked for the second open seat. Eder, with 1,638 votes, led Shaffer by only nine votes.
David Cook and incumbent Laurie Gallian were elected to the Sonoma City Council.
--- Bay City News