Mayor of Santa Rosa
Mayor of Rohnert Park
Petaluma City Council
Superior Court Judge, Ret.
Sebastopol City Council
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, 5th District
Cloverdale City Council
Sebastopol City Council, Ret.
Santa Rosa City Council,
Petaluma City Council
Sonoma County Democratic Party
Santa Rosa Vice Mayor, Santa Rosa City Council, District 7
“Carl is the candidate that will allow all parents to feel their children will be treated fairly in Sonoma County, that they will be safe. As a former police officer, Carl appreciates and respects our deputies as well as the sacrifices they make each day. In order to restore the community’s confidence in the Sheriff’s Office, we need a great leader that will put in the work. Carl T is the man for the job and has my vote.”
Commissioner, District 1
Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights
"I am delighted to offer my wholehearted endorsement of Carl Tennenbaum to be our next Sheriff. After too many years of hardnosed, calloused Bull Connor style Sheriffs who ride roughshod over integrity, honesty, transparency, and accountability, Sonomans now have an opportunity to vote for a genuine progressive who embraces all the above -not as campaign
logans but as the man he actually is.
Carl has had an impressive 32-year career experience in law enforcement, as well as having an intelligent approach to effective policing. I want to emphasize the man who would be my Sheriff: he's authentically compassionate and has volunteered with Acts of Kindness in distributing food to homeless encampments and at NAACP food giveaways, just for starters. He was there at Andy's Unity Park last June honoring Andy's birthday. Not to campaign, just to be with people and share the grief.
Carl not only endorsed Measure P, but he also worked enthusiastically to help get it passed! He's a member of NACOLE, the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Carl is a Democrat; his two opponents are Republican. And perhaps most important, Carl promises that if elected, Measure P will be his policy as Sheriff!
So, if you voted for Measure P along with 65% of our fellow citizens, Carl is the man you want to see as our next Sheriff. He listens to the people. Please join me in voting for Carl T. for Sheriff!"
Cotati City Council
"As a community college teacher, I care deeply that my students feel safe and that law enforcement is there to protect and serve them. It takes empathy, compassion, and a willingness to change to get there. Carl is the candidate who can lead the Sheriff’s Office in the positive direction it needs to go. He is committed to proactively engaging with the community he serves, and being accountable to us. I am proud to support him!"
Civil Rights Attorney
Former Deputy District Attorney for the County of Sonoma
"Carl will bring new vision, leadership, and compassion to an office that has struggled to keep pace with the changing expectations of the community it serves. Carl is a cop's cop, a public servant who has lived his life behind a badge - not a desk. He knows what it means to make the hard decisions, and he knows that the trust and respect of the people of this county must be
earned. I endorse Carl for Sheriff because we are long overdue for a change, and because the hardworking men and women of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office deserve a leader who is not afraid to do the right thing, a leader who leads by example, and a leader who will demand the best of every peace officer in his charge. If you want change at the Sheriff's Office, Carl is the only candidate on the ticket."
Chief, Healdsburg Police Department, (Ret.)
“I’m endorsing Carl because I believe that the Sheriff’s Office needs a change of culture and he is the candidate who can do that. Carl’s values reflect a leader who understands the importance of a department that reflects the community it serves, that transparency builds trust and without trust, there will be no community partnership.”
Susan Collier Lamont
Social Justice Activist
"I've devoted years to creating a more accountable and transparent Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, and I am delighted to endorse Carl Tennenbaum to be our next Sheriff. He knows that communication, empathy, and transparency are keys to safer streets. Safer communities and safer officers are what we all want and need, and Carl knows how to take us there."
San Francisco Supervisor
"As someone who has known Carl for over 20 years in his role in law enforcement, as a County Supervisor and personal friend, I strongly support him in his race for Sonoma County Sheriff. He has the law enforcement experience, smarts and know-how, but most importantly, Carl is a compassionate, community-based person who truly cares about his community and making it safe. As a San Francisco police officer, he was deeply committed to making the City safer
for all of us. And, in an era of society rethinking law enforcement, Carl is a uniquely equipped, progressive thinker and doer who is ready to rise to the occasion of 21st Century law enforcement. Vote for Carl T. for Sheriff!"
Susan L. Adams, Ph.D
Former Marin County Supervisor District 1 (2003-2015)
“Carl brings compassion, a sense of humor, and a balanced approach to dealing with the complexities of human nature. As Sheriff, Carl will commit to provide professional, fair, and compassionate public safety services with integrity and respect for all!”
Diane M. Goldstein
Lieutenant, Redondo Beach Police Department, (Ret.)
“Carl’s 32 years of policing experience and his commitment to his community reflects in his ability to seek out new ideas and different perspectives, to consensus build and to develop reasonable positions that enhance public safety. Carl is approachable, engaged and committed to ensuring that the Sheriff’s Office is transparent and accountable to its constituents.”
Sergeant, San Francisco Police Dept., (Ret.)
"I've worked for and with Carl Tennenbaum and he's the real deal. Solid, and while empathetic and compassionate, Carl is cognizant of the need for public safety. He's the guy for the times and for the county of Sonoma! I fully endorse Carl T for Sonoma Sheriff!"
Janice Cader Thompson
Peter B. Collins
Peter De Gregorio
Marsha Vas Dupre, PH.D
Laurie Lynn Hogan
Michael J Marcum
John McInerney III
Dr. Neela Patel
Luis "Lucho" Quezada
Dr. Randy Rischette
Steven Jay Schwartz