Brad Coscarelli Drops Out of Sonoma County Superintendent's Race

Santa Rosa elementary school principal Brad Coscarelli has dropped out of the race for Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, two months after finishing second in the primary. His decision leaves Marin County Assistant Superintendent Amie Carter unopposed.

Coscarelli has revealed he suffered a heart attack in May and is choosing to focus on his health.

“At the age of 52, to have a heart attack, it’s a little scary,” said Coscarelli in a quote from the Press Democrat.

Although exiting the race was a difficult decision, he called the heart attack a “wake-up call” he could not ignore.

Coscarelli received 41,287 votes in the primary (35.26%). Carter came in first place with 51,000 votes (43.56%). A third candidate, Ron Meza Calloway, received 24,804 votes (21.18%).