Why I’m Running

Salinas is moving in the right direction, but there’s much more work to do. As your County Supervisor since 2017, I’ve worked hard to address our housing and homelessness crisis while leading on major projects for our communities, such as the Salinas Regional Soccer Complex and the largest water storage project for our agriculture-rich Salinas Valley.

I haven’t been afraid to take on our toughest challenges, like working to lower violence, protecting the civil rights of local families and workers, and ensuring that every county resident has access to safe and clean drinking water. I’ve shown what it means to deliver results while leading with compassion and treating all people with dignity and respect.

As the County Budget Committee Chair, I’m proud to have kept a balanced budget and worked to have our county be upgraded to a recent AA+ credit rating, which saves local taxpayers millions of dollars. I’ve also worked to invest more in our county libraries, enhanced funding for military veterans services, provided assistance for students going to college, and expanded early childhood development for our children.

I hope you’ll allow me to continue representing you as your County Supervisor to uplift Salinas and our families.