Sonoma County Supervisor Valerie Brown has endorsed John Sawyer in his bid to become her replacement on the county board.

Sawyer earned the endorsement over Susan Gorin, who also is seeking the supervisor's seat for the First District, which encompasses east Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley.

Both Sawyer and Gorin serve on the Santa Rosa City Council.

Sawyer said Brown's backing "says she trusts me to listen, to care, and to represent the interests of people in the First District."

Gorin received the most votes of the six candidates who squared off in the June 5 primary for the supervisor's seat.

Sonoma Valley engineer Mark Bramfitt, who finished fifth, also has endorsed Sawyer.

Brown initially endorsed Bramfitt in the primary election.