May 15, 2022 – Monterey Herald

In support of Yee Steck

The constituents of New Monterey, Pacific Grove, Del Monte Forest, Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Big Sur are fortunate to have Annette Yee Steck ready to serve as the Zone 1 Administrator’s Representative on our school board. of Monterey County.

Annette has spent her adult life focusing on improving the quality of education for students in public schools. Having served 27 years on the board of trustees for the Carmel Unified School District, which extends far beyond Carmel, Annette knows the territory and understands the problem and the problems – and how to solve them. She has worked tirelessly to improve academic quality and increase college attendance rates, with a relentless focus on those who have traditionally been underserved. A school district financial advisor by profession, Annette helps districts build new facilities and purchase new technology. She also guides and instructs administrators across the state.

With the ballots now out, I urge you to join me in voting for Annette Yee Steck – ensuring a solid education for our young people is at stake.

— Karin Strasser Kauffman, Carmel Valley

We are fortunate that Annette Yee Steck is available to serve on the Monterey County School Board. Annette served with distinction as an administrator of the Carmel Unified School District. During this period, the district became—and remained—one of the top performing districts in the state. And for the past 18 years, she’s taught administrators across the state how to do their jobs more efficiently. She has the skills, commitment and energy to ensure that our children’s education is as good as possible.

— Senator Bill Monning (retired), Carmel

In support of Odello

Having been elected to Monterey County for nearly 40 years – first to my local school board, then to the Board of Supervisors and now as Chair of the Monterey County School Board – I have learned to spot leadership . Not just leaders who seemingly just want to make their own nest, but leaders who were born with a passion to give back, those real leaders around whom people rally to get things done. Jake Odello is such a leader.

Jacques is a leader in his profession. As the Director of Food and Industrial Safety for a large local agricultural company, Jake works daily to keep our community safe. And yet he continues to give back, advising Hartnell College on its food safety program and teaching as an adjunct faculty member. Jake’s leadership and expertise in this area aligns well with the County Board of Education’s STEAM orientation.

The Departmental Board of Education needs a young leader, steeped in science, who comes from public education, understands its needs and has a vision for its future. Jake Odello is such a leader and will serve the Council well.

—Judy Pennycook

It is a pleasure to write on behalf of my brother, Jake Odello, for the Monterey County Board of Education. My brother has a host of qualities that make him a good candidate for the County Board, but what really sets him apart is his selfless attitude. Jake takes great care to ensure that the needs of others are met before his own. His passion for student voice and top-notch teaching quality are second to none. Naturally, I’m biased towards one candidate because he’s my brother, but I wanted everyone to know the Jake Odello you see in public… caring, compassionate, honest and caring is the same Jake Odello in private. What you see is what you get. My brother is not a politician, he is a servant of the community. Our grandfather Bruno Odello always said this community is heaven, Jake takes that to heart and wants nothing more than to give back to this community.

— Josie Odello, Carmel Valley

In support of Glenn Church

If you want a District 2 Supervisor who will bring you authenticity, integrity, transparency and visibility, vote for Glenn Church. Glenn is the candidate who knocked on more than 5,000 doors in an effort to personally connect with future voters to hear about their dreams and concerns. A fervent defender of the United States Constitution, Church demonstrates that “We the People” truly means government by and for the people. As county supervisor, he will be present in the community, serving people with the same longstanding commitment to truth and service that he and his family have demonstrated for decades. As a board member of The King Foundation, Church champions its mission to educate all Monterey County eighth graders about the United States Constitution and its inherent values ​​of liberty and unalienable rights.

Church takes a regional approach to water solutions that benefits all citizens through creative and collaborative projects. The Church’s grassroots campaign is proof that people matter. His outstanding community leadership demonstrates that character matters. The church is the voice we badly need and the winner we want!

—Margaret-Anne Coppernoll, Marina

In support of Regina Gage

I think most of us agree that the District 2 Board of Supervisors race is very important. The next county supervisor should live in our community; to be someone who knows OUR NEEDS.

There’s a lot of tax revenue from local cannabis sales as well as federal infrastructure money that we should be getting. We need a supervisor who can be operational and who knows how to advocate and collaborate to get things done. That person is Regina Gage.

As Managing Director of Meals on Wheels, Regina led a team to transform this agency into a vibrant essential service. It doubled their source of income and greatly expanded their program. She was honored as an unsung hero by Nonprofits Alliance Monterey County for her innovative work during the pandemic where they created a program working with private, quasi-government and local restaurants to serve an additional 250 people a day in addition to supporting restaurants local.

As Vice Chair-elect of the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, she provides governance oversight for this $650 million health care system that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Regina will bring her great energy and dynamic leadership to the role of Monterey County Supervisor for District 2 to secure our fair share of county resources and services. There’s a lot to do in our district since we’ve been neglected for years, but I’m confident Regina has the leadership experience, perseverance and character to do it.

—Gordon and Terri Larson

In support of Tina Nieto

I’m voting for Tina Nieto for sheriff. Easy choice. I had the chance to meet her and attend a few forums. Impressive. Tina knows her stuff. Tina doesn’t work for the sheriff’s office. Its good. This department needs an outsider with fresh ideas and new blood. And Tina has decades of law enforcement experience and has had several opportunities in her career to reform police departments, primarily in the Los Angeles area. Currently, Tina is Marina’s Chief of Police.

Tina began her career at the LAPD and earned her first college degree from the police academy. She became the first Latina police captain in LAPD history.

We have a good choice here. Don’t forget that we are part of the hiring committee.

— Gary Karnes, seaside

Yes on Measure B

With Biden overspending from Washington, the last thing we need is millions of dollars for another unused and overpriced bike/pedestrian path project. Look at the one on North Fremont Street.

We don’t need to change the character of our beautiful residential community. Protect Del Rey Oaks. Help avoid another mess. Please vote YES to STOP the project. YES, made to measure B.

– Vince Tuminello, Del Rey Oaks

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