Sonoma, Measure H

Should Sonoma County enact a sales tax to fund fire protection and emergency response?

Measure H

Sonoma County. Sales tax. Passes with majority vote.

Yes61.7%
89,646 votes
No38.2%
55,615 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure H would create a half-cent sales tax that would generate $60 million annually. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes Argument

Sonoma County has faced major fire and winter storm disasters in recent years and faces more in the future. The Sonoma County Fire Chiefs Association has crafted Measure H to fill gaps in emergency services, increase staffing, reduce response times and accelerate fire prevention work, such as vegetation management. The tax would stay local and be overseen by a mandatory oversight committee to make sure the money is spent appropriately.

No Argument

Citizens of Sonoma County pay enough taxes between existing sales taxes and parcel taxes for local fire protection districts. This proposed tax is regressive and will hurt small businesses.  

Key Supporters

This list represents notable organizations and individuals who have taken a position on the ballot measure or candidate, or who are funding campaigns in support or opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

In Support

  • Mike Thompson, U.S. representative 
  • Professional Fire Fighters of Sonoma County 
  • Sonoma County Fire Chiefs Association

In Opposition

  • Michael Hilber, county resident

More Sonoma County Results

U.S. House of Representatives, District 2

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Jared Huffman (D)(incumbent)73.6%
169,005 votes
Chris Coulombe (R)16.2%
37,372 votes
Tief Gibbs (R)8%
18,437 votes

Race called at 5:46 PM PT on March 11, 2024
98.93% of votes countedAssociated Press
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U.S. House of Representatives, District 4

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Mike Thompson (D)(incumbent)62.9%
118,147 votes
John Munn (R)29.9%
56,232 votes
Andrew Engdahl (D)5.9%
11,202 votes

Race called at 4:30 PM PT on March 6, 2024
97.16% of votes countedAssociated Press
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State Senate, District 3

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Thom Bogue (R)27.8%
61,776 votes
Christopher Cabaldon (D)26.5%
59,041 votes
Rozzana Verder-Aliga (D)20.4%
45,546 votes

Race called at 6:24 PM PT on March 14, 2024
100% of votes countedAssociated Press
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State Assembly, District 2

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Michael Greer (R)27.3%
38,079 votes
Chris Rogers (D)19.5%
27,126 votes
Rusty Hicks (D)18.4%
25,615 votes

Race called at 2:38 PM PT on March 22, 2024
100% of votes countedAssociated Press
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State Assembly, District 4

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D)(incumbent)
Race called at 8:00 PM PT on March 5, 2024
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State Assembly, District 12

Top two candidates advance to general election.

Damon Connolly (D)(incumbent)77.5%
111,275 votes
Andy Podshadley (R)12%
17,240 votes
Eryn Cervantes (R)10.4%
15,017 votes
Race called at 5:25 PM PT on March 20, 2024
100% of votes countedAssociated Press
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Superior Court Judge, Office 3

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Kristine M. Burk68.8%
79,498 votes
Beki Berrey31.1%
35,907 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
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Superior Court Judge, Office 4

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Paul J. Lozada100%
86,789 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Superior Court Judge, Office 6

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Kenneth English64.2%
75,754 votes
Omar Figueroa35.7%
42,236 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
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Board of Supervisors, District 1

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Rebecca Hermosillo78.9%
23,958 votes
Jonathan Mathieu21%
6,390 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Board of Supervisors, District 3

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Chris Coursey(incumbent)69.5%
11,346 votes
Omar Medina30.4%
4,966 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Board of Supervisors, District 5

Candidate with majority vote wins seat. If no candidate reaches majority, top two candidates advance to runoff in general election.

Lynda Hopkins(incumbent)100%
23,356 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure A

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes75%
10,320 votes
No24.9%
3,436 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure B

Petaluma Joint Union High School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes63.4%
15,795 votes
No36.5%
9,082 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure C

Fort Ross School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes55.5%
159 votes
No44.4%
127 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure D

Harmony Union School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes56.5%
1,089 votes
No43.4%
836 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure E

Petaluma City (Elementary) School District. Parcel tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes68.4%
7,622 votes
No31.5%
3,511 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure G

Rincon Valley Union School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes59.4%
8,668 votes
No40.5%
5,909 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County

Measure H

Sonoma County. Sales tax. Passes with majority vote.

Yes61.7%
89,646 votes
No38.2%
55,615 votes
Updated at 6:51 PM PT on March 29, 2024
Sonoma County