Natalie Rogers is the first black woman to be elected to the Santa Rosa City Council. Seventeen days after the election, results were finalized, with Rogers receiving 200 more votes than the runner-up Eric Christensen for the District 7 seat. According to the Press Democrat, Rogers was pleased with the outcome, despite the two and a half weeks it took to get the final election results. Voter turnout in Sonoma County was 90%, close to the 93% turnout for the 2008 presidential election. Rogers is a marriage and family therapist.