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MCHA Candidate Endorsements

MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 2 JOHN PHILLIPS
Incumbent Supervisor John Phillips served the legal community for many years, is the founder and past president of Rancho Cielo, and has continued to serve our county as District #2 Supervisor. He has worked to find solutions to the water challenges, affordable housing and traffic congestion issues.  He has served on several boards such as FORA, TAMC, Pure Water and was the co-chair for the successful Measure X ballot measure.  He has provided leadership on affordable housing and farm worker housing. He has shown his dedication to our county in his first term and we enthusiastically endorse him for a second term.


MONTEREY COUNTY SUPERVISOR, DISTRICT 3 CHRIS LOPEZ 

Mr. Lopez has a strong business background, and as Chief of Staff to retiring Supervisor Simon Salinas, he has gained vast experience in the workings of county government and is knowledgeable about the district and the business of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors.  Mr. Lopez is a native of Monterey County with ties to both the Salinas Valley and the Monterey Peninsula. He will be an advocate for county policies that will support businesses to help the county grow and prosper.


MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF/CORONER STEVE BERNAL
Incumbent Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal says his top concerns are working with schools to keep students safe and fostering greater community input with groups such as the Sheriff’s Advisory Council, Sheriff’s Immigration Advisory Group and the Sheriff’s School Safety Advisory Group.  For example, his expanded outreach programs include school resource officers, Sheriff’s Explorer Program and partnerships with schools.  He is focused on reducing vacancies in the Sheriff’s office.


Along with the Monterey Bay Action Committee Candidates and the
Monterey County Business Political Action Committee,
MCHA endorses the above candidates that support business.