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Sonoma County developer Bill Gallaher launches recall campaign against District Attorney Jill Ravitch


The Press Democrat | October 25, 2020

Sonoma County developer Bill Gallaher and his family have launched a recall campaign against District Attorney Jill Ravitch nearly two months after the company running their senior care homes paid $500,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by local and state prosecutors over the abandonment of frail elderly residents during the 2017 Tubbs fire.

Gallaher and his daughter, Molly Gallaher Flater, were the first and second of 27 signatures on a petition notifying Ravitch of their intention to oust her from the office she’s held since 2011. The list of signatures includes several current and former business associates and employees of Oakmont Senior Living, a Windsor company founded by Gallaher.

The petition includes a list of complaints about Ravitch’s decade as district attorney, including claims her office has not prosecuted corporations for environmental crimes, failed to publicize conviction-rate data, “prevented the disclosure of police body camera recordings” and used its official powers to pursue personal vendettas.


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