SONOMA, CA – Voters in Sonoma appeared poised to oust longtime incumbent Ken Brown, who was trailing behind Gary Edwards, Madolyn Agrimonti and Rachel Hundley in the race for three open seats on the Sonoma City Council.

With all precincts counted Wednesday morning and only a portion of mail-in ballots counted, Brown, who was seeking a fifth term, had 14.6 percent of the votes.

“I’d rather not be behind at this point,” Brown said Tuesday night. “But it’s too soon to call.”

Edwards, who sits on the Sonoma Planning Commission, had 18.9 percent of the votes. Agrimonti, a retired fundraiser and a former mayor of Daly City, followed closely behind with 17.6 percent. Hundley, a political newcomer and licensed attorney who owns a catering and food business, had 16.6 percent of the votes.

Brown was first elected in 1998 when he ousted incumbent Dick Dorf by a single vote. He later went on to win three other elections with greater margins.

Eight candidates were running in this election. The other four were: personal trainer Cameron Stuckey; podiatrist Andrew Sawicki; property manager Lynda Corrado; and Jack Wagner, a restaurant server and community organizer for the Public Banking Institute.

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