With 70 percent of precincts reporting, Jill Ravitch was headed for a victory over incumbent Stephan Passalaqua in the hotly contested race for Sonoma County District Attorney, the Press Democrat reported.
“So far, the results are very promising,” Ravitch said at her Santa Rosa election party attended by lawyers and judges, the newspaper reported. “I’m enthused by the incredible support reflected in the results.”
“And I’m having a wonderful birthday,” added Ravitch, who turned 52 on election day.
Passalacqua wasn’t ready to concede defeat. He told the Press Democrat that he was waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. The vote wasn’t final in the last contest between the two, four years ago, for two weeks after election day.