Deva Proto and Erick Roeser re-elected as Sonoma County Clerk, Treasurer-Tax Collector

Deva Proto, Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar, and Erick Roeser, Auditor-Comptroller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, were both elected to a second term.

The two holders presented themselves without opposition.

Proto received 100% of the 42,467 votes counted at 8:15 p.m. and Roeser received 100% of the 41,864 votes counted at the same time.

Proto, 41, has worked in county government for 15 years, including more than five years as chief deputy secretary, her position when she ran for office in 2018. She won the June primary , in a race with two other veterans. county officials.

Proto holds an undergraduate degree in communications and a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University.

The Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Clerk oversees a total of 103 full-time employees and is responsible for conducting elections, maintaining accurate and up-to-date appraisals of 183,000 parcels of land in the county, issuing licenses of marriage and the retention of ownership and financing documents. such as deeds, mining concessions and subdivision plans.

Roeser, 56, has been the county’s top finance official since 2017, when he was appointed by the board of supervisors to succeed Donna Dunk, who retired. He was also unopposed in 2018.

The Southern California native holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting from Sonoma State University.

The County Auditor-Comptroller-Treasurer-Collector oversees 108 full-time employees and is responsible for preparing financial statements, providing accounting and payroll services to county departments; collecting and distributing approximately $1.25 billion in property taxes; managing the county’s treasury of $2.4 billion; sit on the board of directors of the county pension system; and overseeing bond issuance and audits of local government departments and accounting practices for the county’s $2 billion budget.

In 2001, the county consolidated its offices of clerk-recorder and assessor into one department, and made a similar consolidation effort with its offices of auditor-comptroller and treasurer-collector of taxes in 2006.

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Esther L. Steinbach