We Endorse Tina Nieto for Monterey County Sheriff!

Endorsed by the Monterey County Deputy Sheriffs Association, PORAC, LAPD Police Union AND The Monterey County Weekly

        

Elected Officials

  • Sen. Bill Monning (Ret.) Ca. State Senate Majority Leader Emeritus
  • NEW! Santa Barbara County District Attorney & POST Commissioner Joyce Dudley 
  • Helen Rucker, MPUSD School Board (Ret.) Seaside City Council (Fmr.) teacher, librarian, Monterey County NAACP leader, recipient of the keys to the City of Seaside
  • California Senator Anna Caballero 
  • Monterey County Supervisor Mary L. Adams
  • Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo
  • NEW! Former Monterey County Supervisor Karin Strasser Kauffman
  • Former Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker
  • Soledad Mayor Anna Velazquez
  • Former Soledad Mayor Fred Ledesma
  • Former Soledad School Board Rep. Gloria Ledesma
  • Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado
  • Marina Councilmember Dr. Lisa Berkley
  • Marina Councilmember Cristina Medina Dirksen
  • Marina Councilmember Kathy Biala
  • Former Marina Councilmember/Marina Coast Water District Director Gail Morton
  • Former Marina Councilmember Nancy Amadeo
  • Marina Coast Water District Director Herbert Cortez
  • NEW! Marina Coast Water District Director Matt Zefferman 
  • NEW! MPUSD Trustee Jeff Uchida
  • NEW! MPUSD Trustee Dr. Bettye Lusk
  • Salinas Councilmember Steve McShane
  • Seaside Mayor Ian Oglesby
  • Seaside Councilmember Alexis Garcia-Arrazola
  • Seaside Councilmember Jon Wizard
  • Monterey City Councilmember Tyller Williamson
  • NEW! Pacific Grove Unified School District Trustee Carolyn Swanson
  • Greenfield City Councilwoman Yanely Martinez 
  • Alisal Union School District Trustee Vice President Guadalupe Gilpas Barrera
  • Fernando R. Elizondo, EdD, (Ret.) Superintendent of Schools, Salinas Unified High School District
  • Salinas Union High School Trustee Sandra Ocampo
  • Hartnell College Trustee Aurelio Salazar, Jr.
  • Monterey Peninsula College Trustee Area 2 Yuri Anderson
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Trustee Veronica Miramontes
  • Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Trustee Amy Anderson
  • North Monterey County Fire Protection District Director Ramon Gomez
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Boardmember Joel Hernandez Laguna
  • Greenfield Union School District Trustee David Kong
  • Former Carmel Mayor Ken White

Public Safety Leaders

  • NEW! Justin Patterson, Monterey County Sheriff's Deputy, Former Candidate, Monterey County Sheriff
  • NEW! Jeff Hoyne, Chief of Police, Del Rey Oaks, Former Candidate, Monterey County Sheriff
  • NEW! Bob Eggers, Salinas Police Commander (Ret.)
  • Bertha P. Simpson, Monterey County Office of Emergency Services (OES) Grant Administrator-Planner (Ret.) Realtor, Coldwell Banker, Gay Dales 
  • Carmel Police Chief Paul Tomasi (Ret.)
  • Greenfield Police Chief Gregory C. Allen
  • Los Altos Police Chief Lucy Carlton (Ret.)
  • Pacific Grove Police Chief Amy Christey (Ret.)
  • Salinas Police Chief Adele Frese (Ret.)
  • Former Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen
  • Lou Panetta, President, California Grand Jurors’ Association
  • Dave Crabill Sr. Marina Business Owner and Salinas PD (Ret.)
  • Terry Heffington, Retired Law Enforcement (Salinas) 
  • Mary A. Hostetler, Seaside Police (Ret.) Army Chief Warrant Officer Five (Ret.) Army Military Police (Ret.)
  • Jose Mendoza, Monterey County Sheriff's Deputy Sheriff (Ret.)
  • Shelly Mow Schmidt, Monterey County Sheriff's Deputy Sheriff (Ret.)
  • Jack Riso, Presidio of Monterey Fire Chief (Ret.)
  • Ann Hill, Prosecutor, Monterey County District Attorney's Office (Ret.)
  • Melanie (Rodgers) Kunoa, Monterey County District Attorney's Office (Ret.)
  • ***

Community Leaders, Friends and Neighbors

  • NEW! Marc Del Piero, Attorney, Pebble Beach 
  • NEW! Jose A. Velasquez, Sr., Attorney/Abogado, Salinas
  • NEW! Diana & Jimmy Jimenez, Castroville
  • NEW! Helen Rucker, MPUSD School Board (Ret.) Seaside City Council (Fmr.) teacher, librarian, Monterey County NAACP leader, recipient of the keys to the City of Seaside
  • NEW! Byrl Smith, Community Advocate, Seaside & Hacienda Carmel 
  • NEW! Martha Diehl, Monterey County Planning Commission, Big Sur
  • NEW! Chef Michael Jones, Carmel Valley
  • NEW! Terri Short, East Garrison Community Services District Advisory Committee Chair
  • Fidel M. Soto, Sports Analyst, Writer, Community Leader, Former Local TV News Anchor
  • NEW! Dinice Y. Maiden, Seaside
  • NEW! Ida Holber, Carmel Highlands
  • NEW! Debra Ann Thomas,
  • NEW! Mary Parker, Gonzalas
  • NEW! Anna Mae Gazo Gonzales
  • NEW! Debra Ann Thomas, Marina
  • NEW! Beatriz Diaz, Mother & Community Leader, Greenfield
  • NEW! Phillip Butler, PhD. CDR, USN (Ret.)
  • NEW! Miguel Esq. & Bonnie Hernandez, Attorney, Salinas
  • NEW! Jevin Hernandez Esq., Attorney, Salinas
  • NEW! Tom Folliard, Realtor, Salinas
  • Vinz Koller, Carmel
  • Kate Daniels, Monterey County Planning Commission, Carmel Valley
  • Steve Cardinalli, Monterey
  • Sheri Perlman, Attorney
  • NEW! Ana Vargas, Mother, Business, King City
  • NEW! Becky Korchek, Nurse (Ret.) Carmel Valley
  • NEW! Janet Brennan, Environmental Consultant, Carmel Valley
  • Manjeet & Nita Dhillon, Small Business Owners, Marina
  • Gabriela Forte, Businesswoman and Carmel Valley/Cachagua  
  • Berniz House, Salinas resident and community volunteer
  • Terry Tallen, Tallen Capital Partners, LLC, Marina Business Owner, Indiana University Football Standout/Terry Tallen Indiana Football Complex 
  • Juanita Padilla, Castroville Resident, Mother & Community Leader
  • Valentia Piccinini, Carmel Business Owner/Mother & Cannabis Industry Leader 
  • Shawn Adams, Seaside & Santa Cruz Business Owner, Disc Golf Enthusiast 
  • Kushma Maharaj, Seaside Resident and Community Leader
  • Joy Gonzales Anderson, Past District Governor at Rotary International District 523
  • Christian Schmidt, Monterey 
  • John Graves, East Garrision
  • Beverly & Steve Bean, Salinas
  • Carrie Parker, Teacher (Salinas), Carmel 
  • George McInnis
  • Lauren & William Keenan, Teachers Soledad (Ret.), Salinas
  • MacGregor Eddy, nurse (Ret.), Salinas

Organizations

  • Monterey County Deputy Sheriff's Association (DSA)
  • NEW! PORAC (Peace Officers Research Association) Central Coast Chapter, a Branch of the Largest Law Enforcement Organization in CA. 
  • NEW! Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPD Union)
  • NEW! Monterey County Weekly
  • NEW! Democratic Women of Monterey County
  • Democratic Party of Monterey County - Sole Endorsement & Unanimous
  • Monterey Bay Central Labor Council - "The Unions of All Unions"
  • Monterey/Santa Cruz Building and Construction Trades
  • Monterey County Renters United (MCRU)
  • Marina Police Officers Association
  • Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3)
  • Progressive Democrats of America (Monterey Chapter)
  • Salinas Valley Democrats

*** 75+ Monterey County Sheriff's Department Corrections/Patrol/Classified Employees 

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[Organizations & names listed for identification purposes only]

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