There are fifty-eight counties in California. 14 Counties are charter counties and except for San Francisco the remainder are general law. San Francisco has a consolidated city/county make up and has 11 Supervisors representing the eleven districts in the city. All other counties have five Supervisors.
Fourteen counties are “charter” counties while the rest are “general law” counties. The definition of a charter county is the following:
Forty-Three counties are Non-Charter or General Law:
Sonoma County is a Non-Charter or General Law County.
The five Supervisors in Sonoma County are:
1st District - Susan Gorin
2nd District - David Rabbit
3rd District - Chris Coursey
4th District - James Gore
5th District - Linda Hopkins
A redistricting commission is currently reviewing the supervisorial boundaries. There will be an election for Supervisor in the 2nd and 4th Districts in 2022.
All counties elect their Treasurers except Los Angeles, Sacramento, Santa Clara and Glenn.
All counties elect their District Attorney and their Sheriff.
Counties may also have an Assessor, a Recorder, an Auditor, a Controller, a Treasurer, a Tax Collector, a County Clerk, a Registrar of Voters, a Coroner and/or a Medical Examiner.
The Sonoma County Chief Administrator is Sheryl Bratton. She is the highest paid county employee with a yearly salary of $257,270.44.