Commitment 2018: Monterey County Supervisors District 2
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The Monterey County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has unanimously endorsed Regina Gage for District 2 Supervisor.
“Regina Gage, an experienced public servant, has the wisdom and insight to make the right decisions as County Supervisor. We believe she will serve District 2 with distinction and honor, putting her constituents first. We are not only public safety officers, but we are also members of the community.” wrote Acting DSA President William Hija on behalf of the DSA.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the deputy sheriffs support, and the outpouring of broad support for my election in general,” said Regina. “North County needs an accountable, accessible leader. I’ve been to every District 2 community talking to hundreds of voters – no one even know who their Supervisor is or what he is doing. North County simply doesn’t receive its fair share of attention or money, including the resources to address crime, gangs and youth violence,” continued Regina.
Further demonstrating her strong position in the race, Regina has to date raised over $170,000 and has earned the support of the Monterey County Central Labor Council representing over 37,000 working families. Regina is honored to be supported by residents and community leaders including Senator Bill Monning, Supervisor Jane Parker, former Salinas Mayor Pro Tem Jyl Lutes, fourth generation farmer Glenn Church, State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, former California Schools Superintendent Delaine Eastin, Aromas Water District Boardmember Wayne Norton, retired Army Reserve First Sergeant and County resident Bob Coble, and former Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Ann Hill, among others.
Regina’s leadership, hard work in the community and accessibility are a major strength in her campaign,making her the right fit for today’s North County communities. Recent independent polling on the state of race conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Mullin, Metz & Associates show Regina with a 14-point advantage over her opponent.
An excerpt from the Monterey County Weekly:
"In the race for District 2—North County and part of Salinas—political newcomer Regina Gage, currently the executive director Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, is challenging incumbent John Phillips. Gage has raised about $171,000, from many small donors including former supervisor Karin Stasser-Kauffman; the Democratic Women of Monterey County; LandWatch Executive Director Michael DeLapa; Marina City Councilmember Gail Morton; County Supervisor Jane Parker (who gave a larger total gift, $8,500); Parker's chief of staff, Kristi Markey; MPUSD board member (and a Parker staffer) Wendy Root Askew; HMBY LP (a company owned by businessman Nader Agha); retired judge Kay Kingsley; and Mari Kloeppel, a co-founder of the North County group Friends, Artists and Neighbors (FANs) of Elkhorn Slough.
Her single largest donation, $39,800, came from her husband, Steuart Samuels, who is the executive director of the St. Andrews Residential Programs in San Jose.
Phillips has raised $150,000 for his re-election campaign.
Donors include hospitality, business and agriculture interests, ranging from small ($100) to the thousands. Among them: Ted Balestreri, CEO of Cannery Row Company; Alvarez Brothers LLC, a business trio that started out in the hardware store business; Valley Home Mobile Park; D'Arrigo Brothers; the Nunes Company; Mann Packing chair Lorri Koster; Scheid Vineyards; Dale Huss, a VP at Ocean Mist Farms; John Narigi, owner of the Monterey Plaza Hotel; Bernardus Lodge; restaurateur Bert Cutino; developer Doug Wiele; architect Peter Kasavan; former supervisor Lou Calcagno; San Ardo ranchers Mary Orradre and Melissa Duflock; roofer Pete Scudder; Monterey County Superior Court Judge Mark Hood; developer Mark Kelton, who is behind the controversial Ferrini Ranch development on Highway 68; and Paraiso Springs Resort, a long-stalled project proposed for the Santa Lucia foothills outside of Soledad."