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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of PetalumaCandidate for City Council

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Robert Conklin

Transportation Technician/Parent
8,082 votes (11.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Relieve Traffic & Move Rainier forward to give Petaluma another, much-needed crosstown connector.
  • Properly fund our Police & Fire departments to maintain Petaluma's commitment to Public Safety.
  • Affordable housing with smart, balanced growth



Profession:Petaluma Working Parent
Tree Advisory Committee, Tree Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2018–current)


My name is Robert Conklin and I’ve lived in Petaluma my entire life. I grew up on the West Side and graduated from Petaluma High School.

As an adult, I moved to the East Side and became a homeowner.

I know I can represent all of Petaluma and help bridge our East/West divide.

My wife and I started our family during the Great Recession. We now have two children and commute to work each day.

If elected, I will be a powerful voice for Petaluma’s working families.

We need to ease traffic and improve Petaluma’s roads. The Rainier crosstown connector is long overdue, and I will work to make it a reality.

I believe in affordable housing and smart development that balances growth with the needs of those who already live in our great city. 

I also believe in greater transparency from our local government to engage all of Petaluma in the civic process.

I’m not a politician, I’m a Petaluman. No matter the issue, I believe we can overcome any challenge if we work together toward our common goals.

​I’m asking for your vote, and I thank you for your consideration.

To learn more, please visit my website at

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Petaluma Firefighters Local 1415 & Police Officers Association of Petaluma
  • Sonoma County Latino PAC & Teamsters Local 665
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers & North Bay Labor Council

Videos (1)

— September 30, 2018

Robert Conklin's campaign kick-off video.

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