DEMONSTRATES STRONG SUPPORT FOR SUPERVISOR RUN
Monterey County, CA – Joined by friends and supporters, Meals on Wheels of Salinas Valley Executive Director© and Prunedale resident Regina Gage on March 9 officially filed for election to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat.
“Regina has spent her entire career advocating for seniors, veterans, women and children. We need someone like Regina on our side, not someone in the pocket of special interests,” said fourth-generation North County farmer and resident Glenn Church. Church is also the son of former North County Supervisor Warren Church.
“Our North County communities have been ignored for too long. The time is now for new, fresh leadership. Regina will make sure North County gets its fair share to make North County safer, address crime, gangs and youth violence,” echoed Monterey County public safety professional Jose Mendoza.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the outpouring of broad support for my election,” said Regina. “North County needs an accountable, accessible leader. I’ve talked to many neighbors who have never met their County Supervisor. North County simply doesn’t receive its fair share of attention or money.”
Further demonstrating her strong position in the race, Regina has to date raised over $100,000 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 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 Easton, 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.
ABOUT REGINA: As the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley, Regina uses her regional leadership role to advocate for the health and nutritional needs of local seniors. Regina is also a proven leader in supporting housing and counseling needs for foster youth, and an advocate for women victims of domestic violence. Regina has extensive experience running community-based organizations, balancing complex budgets, delivering vital services, and making touch choices as a leader.
A graduate of Monterey College of Law, Regina previously worked as a Legal Advocate for women for a Salinas-based non-profit. She has extensive financial and staff management experience as a former Chief Financial Officer and current nonprofit Executive Director. She is a member of the Salinas Steinbeck Rotary Club and the Salinas Community Alliance for Safety and Peace. Regina has tirelessly volunteered to assist our community’s most vulnerable as a Salinas Public Library adult literacy volunteer and advocates for women and families who cannot afford legal representation to navigate our complex legal system.