Bill Monning for Senate

17th Senate District, California


Organizations Endorsing Bill Monning, California State Senator

Association of California State Supervisors

CAL FIRE Local 2881 (AFL-CIO)

Cal Poly Democrats

California Association of Highway Patrolmen

California Association of Professional Scientists

California Chiropractic Association

California Correctional Peace Officers Association

California Democratic Party

California Faculty Association

California Federation of Teachers

California Labor Federation

California League of Conservation Voters

California Medical Association (CALPAC)

California Nurses Association

California School Employees Association

California State Retirees

California Teachers Association

California Teamsters Public Affairs Council

Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP)

Crosson North County Democratic Club

Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley

Democratic Women of Monterey County

Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County

Equality California

GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW Local 332

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW Local 234

Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties Bldg & Construction Trades Council

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council

Monterey County Democratic Party

Monterey County Herald

Monterey County Medical Society

Monterey County Weekly

National Association of Social Workers, CA

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3

People's Democratic Club of Santa Cruz County

Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte

Professional Engineers in California Government

Progressive Democrats of America-Monterey Bay

Salinas Valley Democratic Club

Santa Cruz Sentinel
“The incumbent has served the people of the district well.”

SEIU Local 521

Sierra Club

Silicon Valley Young Democrats

South Bay Labor Council

South County Democratic Club

Tri-Counties Central Labor Council

Unite HERE Local 483

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5

We Support Bill Monning, California State Senator!

Herb Aarons
Former President, Cal Coastal Rural Development Corporation* (ret)
“Bill has always stood for justice and humanity.”

Luis Alejo
Assemblymember, 30th Assembly District; Former Mayor, Watsonville
“I hope that you will continue to support Bill Monning. He is a genuine people's candidate that you will remain proud of. He stands for the right causes and will continue to serve us with distinction in the State Senate in Sacramento. ¡Si se puede con Bill Monning!!!”

Elaine Alquist
Former CA State Senator, 13th District
Tom Ammiano
Former CA Assemblymember, District 20
Karen Araujo
Planning Commissioner, City of Salinas*; Peace Coalition of Monterey County, Steering Committee*; Labor Activist
Dr. Peter Arellano
Gilroy City Councilmember
Fernando Armenta
Monterey County Supervisor, First District
Marilyn Armstrong
Treasurer, San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee
John Ashbaugh
Member, San Luis Obispo City Council
Timothy Barrett
Member, Monterey City Council
Dr. Beverly G Bean
Cory Black
David Brown
City Council Member, City of Marina
Mark Buchman
Trustee, San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Jason Burnett
Former Mayor, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Bill Camp
Executive Secretary, Sacramento County Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Lois Capps
Member, U.S. Congress
Larry Carr
Councilmember, City of Morgan Hill
Pedro Castillo
University of California*, Santa Cruz
Wes Chesbro
Former CA Assemblymember, 1st District
Ron R. Chesshire
CEO, Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
John T Collins, II
Former Member, Santa Cruz City School Board; and Former Senior Vice President, Goodwill Shoreline Workforce Development Services*
Richard Constantine
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Morgan Hill
Neal Coonerty
Former Santa Cruz County County Supervisor, Third District
Ryan Coonerty
Santa Cruz County County Supervisor, Third District; Former Mayor, Santa Cruz
Diane Creasey
Former Trustee, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Julian Crocker
Former San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ken E Cuneo
City Council Member, City of Pacific Grove*
“Bill accurately knows the pulse of the citizens of Pacific Grove. He looks out for the common good and welfare of all.”

John Dalessio
Board Member, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District*; Former Commissioner, Monterey County Housing Authority*; Former Chairman, Carmel River Advisory Committee*; Former President Emeritus, Carmel Valley Association*
Rhea DeHart
Teacher; Former Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Susan Devine
Member, San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee
Daniel Dodge
Former Mayor, City of Watsonville*
Libby Downey
City Council Member, Monterey
Nick Draper
President, College Democrats at UCSC
Swanee Edwards
Santa Clara County Central Committee*; Former MH City Commissioner; Member of PCAG
“Bill has done a wonderful job, first in the Assembly and now in the Senate. Bill is intelligent and honest, and works very hard for us in Sacramento.”

Paul B Elerick, Sr
Past Co-chair: Campaign for Sensible Transportation*; Past Chair: Santa Cruz County Democratic Party*
“Bill Monning continued the tradition of Sam Farr, Fred Keeley, and John Laird representing us in the Monterey Bay Area. He needs to be re-elected to the California Senate.”

Anna Eshoo
Member, U.S. Congress
Sam Farr
Member, U.S. Congress
Mike Farrell
Actor, Death Penalty Activist
Chris Finnie
Boulder Creek
Chris Fitz
Paul Fong
CA Assemblymember, 28th District
Dana Frank
Zach Friend
Santa Cruz County Supervisor
Carmelita Garcia
Former Mayor, City of Pacific Grove
“Senator Monning's time in Sacramento has proven him to be a leader. His ability to understand our values has allowed him to act on issues addressing the environment, education, and healthcare. Bill Monning's talents are recognized and needed in Sacramento.”

Bruce Gibson
County Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County
Elia Gonzalez-Castro
Former Hartnell Community College Trustee
Darcie Green
Former Alum Rock School Board Trustee
Allison Guevara
Economic Justice Alliance
“Bill Monning gets it. He listens, he cares, and he believes in our community's ability to effect change.”

Jeff Haferman
Former Vice-Mayor, Monterey
“I believe that Bill Monning is the best candidate to represent the diverse interests and constituents of the 17th Senate District. He has a proven track record working with a broad range of district residents and brings a wealth of professional experience and passion to his work. His voice will be heard in Sacramento and he will be dedicated to providing service and representation to all constituents. Go Bill!”

Dan Haifley
Executive Director, O'Neill Sea Odyssey*
“Bill has displayed enormous courage in defending our precious coastline - bravo!”

Eric Hammer
Director, San Lorenzo Valley Water District
Stephanie Harlan
City Councilmember, Capitola
Patricia Harris
Chair, San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee
Jim Heaney
S.E.I.U. 521*
Felipe Hernandez
Mayor of Watsonville, Former Watsonville Planning Commissioner
“I fully endorse Bill for Senate because I know he has the community's interest at heart. And he will always do the right thing, in spite of Sacramento politics.”

Adam Hill
County Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County
Nora Hochman
Labor/Community Organizer, Santa Cruz County
“I'm eager to send Bill to the Senate where I'm confident he'll carry on sponsoring progressive pro-worker, pro-family legislation for all Californians.”

Bill Monning

Thanks for your support!!

Hon. Mike Honda
Member, U.S. Congress
Erik Howell
Pismo Beach City Councilmember
Dolores Huerta
Co-Founder, United Farmworkers
John Huerta
Former Mayor, Greenfield
Diana Jimenez
Former North Monterey County Unified School District Board Trustee;
President of NMC LULAC*
“Mr. Monning is a man of strong conviction and character. He stands up against injustices not for the glory or recognition, but because it's the right thing to do. He is a strong leader and mediator who looks to solving issues in a fair manner that is in the best interest of all involved.”

Dave Jones
California Insurance Commissioner
Ash Kalra
San Jose City Councilmember
Bill Kampe
Mayor, Pacific Grove
Mike Kanalakis
Past Sheriff, Monterey County
“I am supporting Bill Monning's candidacy because of his commitment to fairness and his proven ability to treat all stakeholders with respect.”

Fred Keeley
Former Treasurer, County of Santa Cruz; Former Speaker pro Tempore, California State Assembly
“No candidate is better equipped to protect the environment, stand up for justice, and represent the diverse communities of Central California, than Bill Monning.”

Dennis Kennedy
Former Mayor, Morgan Hill
Alex Kennett
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Director; Past President, South County Democratic Club
Dr. Dana Kent, M.D.
Barry Kirschen
President, Greater Santa Cruz Federation of Teachers
Michael Klein
Former Chief of Police, Sand City
Vinz Koller
Chair, Monterey County Democratic Party*
“Bill has been a tremendous legislator for our local area. His ability to mediate conflict and to achieve win-win solutions to seemingly intractable problems is exactly what Sacramento needs.”

Nancy Kotowski
Superintendent-Monterey County Office of Education
Todd Kruper
City Council Member, Sand City
Sheila James Kuehl
Former State Senator
Dr. Jennifer Lagier Fellguth
Former President, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District*
“Bill is the most principled, ethical human being I have ever had the pleasure to work with and know. I have personally witnessed his many acts of moral courage and heartily endorse his candidacy.”

Don Lane
City Councilmember, Santa Cruz
Jeff Lee
Mayor Pro Tem - City of Grover Beach
“Having the perspective of a local elected city official, I understand the need to have a highly qualified individual serve in our local office of California State Senate District 17 Senator. Observing Bill Monning in that position and now as California State Senate Majority Leader, I have seen him do great things for California's residents, cities, and state government as a whole.”

Mary Ann Leffel
President, Monterey County Business Council; Monterey Airport District, Board of Directors
Mark Leno
California State Senator
John Leopold
Santa Cruz County Supervisor, First District
Peter Leroe-Munoz
Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Gilroy
Ted Lieu
Member, US Congress; Former California State Senator
Barbara T. Livingston
Carmel City Council Member, 1992-2004
Patty Lockett
President, Friends of the Watsonville Public Library; Vice-president, California Retired Teachers Association, Santa Cruz chapter
Bill Lockyer
Former Treasurer, State of California
Zoe Lofgren
Member, U.S. Congress
Rick Longinotti
Santa Cruz
Bernard Lown
Author, Inventor of the Heart Defibrillator Device;
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, 1985, as co-founder and co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
“In two decades of association, Bill has impressed me as the best product of America's democratic tradition. His words are never distant from deeds that are forged for the well being of others. He leads by example and inspires with attainable visions to make the political process serve people rather than powerful vested interests.”

Tony Madrigal
Former City Councilmember, Santa Cruz
Steve Martin
Mayor, Paso Robles
Jan Marx
Mayor, San Luis Obispo
Mel Mason
Former City Councilmember, Seaside;
President, NAACP, Monterey Peninsula Branch*; Co-Chair, Civil Rights Coalition of Monterey County*

Cynthia Mathews
Mayor, City of Santa Cruz
Sue McCloud
Former Mayor, Carmel
Steven McDougall
President, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
Todd McFarren
President, California Applicants' Attorneys Association*; Former Mayor and City Council Member, Watsonville
Judy McGooden
Trustee, Soquel Union Elementary School District
“Bill is approachable and supports the children in our community.”

Scott Miller
Former Sheriff, Monterey County
Eduardo Montesino
Former City Councilmember, Watsonville
Brian Murtha
Santa Cruz City; County Democratic Central Committee; Chair, People's Democratic Club; Member, SCC Human Services Commission; Vice-Chair, CRLA Board of Directors; J.D. degree from Monterey College of Law
“Bill Monning has devoted his life to supporting and upholding his values to assure that all people have access to health, security and justice. Few politicians can make that claim!”

Sandra Nichols
Trustee, Santa Cruz County Board of Education; Former Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District*
“I appreciate Bill's accessibility and the stands he takes on the environment, education and workers. We need more like him in Sacramento.”

Richelle Noroyan
City Councilmember, Santa Cruz; Former Chair, Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee
Jack O'Connell
Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction; former State Senator, San Luis Obispo
Tom O'Malley
Mayor, Atascadero
Ian Oglesby
Mayor Pro Tempore, Seaside
Karen Osmundson
Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District; Cesar Chavez Democratic Club; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
“I have always supported Bill for every position he has run for and have walked precincts for him many times.”

Jimmy Panetta
Vice-Chair, Monterey County Democratic Central Committee
Jane B. Parker
Monterey County Supervisor
Ian Parkinson
Sheriff, San Luis Obispo County*
Gary A Patton
Environmental Attorney; former Santa Cruz County Supervisor
“Let's put the word "progressive" back into our politics!”

William Perlstein
Law Enforcement Commander
“Bill Monning exudes reasonableness in his thoughtful and intelligent approach to public policy making.”

Ellen Pirie
Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor
Steve Preminger
Chair - Santa Clara County Democratic Party Central Committee
Ben Rice
Tamyra Rice
Oscar Rios
City of Watsonville City Council Member and former Mayor
“Bill es una persona que con hechos a puesto los intereses de todos. En Sacramento nos representara con la misma consistencia.”

John Robbins
Food activist and author
Lynn Robinson
Former Mayor and City Councilmember, Santa Cruz
Eddie Rodriguez
Chief of Police, City of Marina
Francisco Rodriguez
President, Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers*
Pedro Jaime Rosso
Former Trustee, Gilroy Unified School District
Mike Rotkin
Former, Mayor, Santa Cruz; President, University Council, American Federation of Teachers Local 2199 (UCSC)
Lecturer; Organizer; Negotiator

Ralph Rubio
Mayor, Seaside; Manager, The United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America, Local 605
Helen Rucker
Community Leader, Seaside; Trustee, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District*
Patty Padilla Saenz
Former Salinas Union High School Board Trustee
“I personally appreciate Bill's willingness to meet with his constituents and truly listen to their concerns.”

Simon Salinas
Monterey County Supervisor; Former State Assemblymember
Ronald Sampson
Member San Luis Obispo County Democratic Central Committee; VP Cambria Democratic Club of the North Coast
“Bill Monning has the experience, knowledge, and caring we need for the California State Senate.
Bill Monning is the right person for the job.”

Rebecca Kay Scheel
California School Employees Association; Gilroy Parks & Recreation Commissioner; South County Democratic Club
Celia Scott
Attorney; Environmental Activist; Former Mayor, Santa Cruz
Bob Scowcroft
Founder, Organic Farming Research Foundation*
Nancy Selfridge
Former Member, Monterey City Council
Greg Sellers
Former City Council Member, Morgan Hill
David Serena
Trustee, Hartnell Community College Board
Kristy Sermersheim
CEO, SEIU Local 521
John Shoals
Mayor, Grover Beach
Teri Short
Vice Chair, Monterey County Democratic Central Committee; Commissioner, Salinas Traffic and Transportation Commission
“Bill's a fighter for all people and I am grateful for his service!”

Michael Shulman
Trustee, Scotts Valley Unified School District
Gordon Siebert
Morgan Hill City Councilmember
Joe Simitian
County Supervisor, Santa Clara County; Former California State Senator
Wesley Smith
Former Superintendent, Morgan Hill Unified School District
Adam Spickler
President of the Board of Directors for the Diversity Center, Santa Cruz
Darrell Steinberg
Mayor, City of Sacramento; Former President pro Tempore of the California State Senate
Mark Stone
Member, California State Assembly; Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor; Former California Coastal Commissioner
Sam Storey
Former City Councilmember, Capitola
Karin Strasser Kauffman
Professor-Author; Former Monterey County Supervisor; Former Chair, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council*;
Kathleen Sullivan
Former Morgan Hill Unified School District Trustee
Phillip G Tabera
Trustee, Salinas Union High School District
Ken Talmadge
Former City Council Member, Carmel
David Terrazas
City Councilmember, Santa Cruz
Charlotte Townsend
Former Mayor, Carmel by the Sea
Luis and Lupe Valdez
Founder, El Teatro Campesino*
(Zoot Suit, La Bamba, Los Corridos)

Bruce Van Allen
Trustee, Santa Cruz County Board of Education; Software Developer; Community Organizer; Former Mayor and Councilmember, Santa Cruz
“Bill has been a hero to many of us for decades, as a strong advocate for human rights, environmental protection, and a fair shake for working families. I enthusiastically endorse him for re-election to the California State Senate!”

Raphael Villar
Monterey County Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Commissioner; U. S. Army Retired Command Sergeant Major
Chief Kevin Vogel
Chief of Police, City of Santa Cruz
Michael and Anne Watkins
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Santa Cruz County
Ruthie Watts
Community Leader, Seaside and Monterey County
Jane Weed-Pomerantz
Former Mayor and City Councilmember, Santa Cruz; Positive Discipline Community Resources; Community Action Board; SC Education Foundation Advisory Committee
“Bill Monning has what it takes to bring people together to understand each other and the needs of the situation, and to find solutions that work for the broader good. We are lucky he has chosen to do this work on behalf of the people of the State of California.”

Clint S Weirick
San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Board Vice Chair*

*Affiliation shown for identification purposes only.

Mark Weller
Project Coordinator, Safe Strawberries Coalition
“For decades, Bill Monning has been at the forefront of justice and peace movements not only locally but all over the world. Bill is a local hero of mine, and he's the smartest guy I know.”

Ken White
Former Mayor, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Forrest W Williams
Former San Jose City Council member
Phil Wowak
Former Sheriff, Santa Cruz County
Mariko Yamada
Former CA Assemblymember
Richard Zamora
Secretary of San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party