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Gorin boosts lead in final supervisor election results

Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Susan Gorin has sealed her victory over rival Santa Rosa Councilman John Sawyer in the 1st District Sonoma County supervisor's race.

Gorin earned 24,033 votes, or 51.9 percent, to Sawyer's tally of 22,251 votes, or 48.1 percent, according to the final results released Friday.

She claimed victory the day after the election with a lead of 1,299 votes. Sawyer conceded, acknowledging final results were not likely to change the outcome of the race. Gorin added to her lead by 483 votes in the final count.

On Friday Gorin said she was happy to have that outcome confirmed.

"I'm excited that the vote will be certified and that my lead has held and widened just a bit," Gorin said.

The 1st District encompasses Sonoma, Sonoma Valley and eastern Santa Rosa. It was the only Board of Supervisors seat up for election last month.

— Brett Wilkison


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