Together We Can and Will Grow Stronger
I would like to thank you for all the support you have continued to show as I prepare to win Monterey County Supervisor in District 4. This week the campaign took a step toward victory as primary election candidate and Seaside resident, Alex Miller, showed his support for my campaign and officially endorsed me. Together we will fight for change and make our community a better place to live for everyone. You can read more about it and see the video in this newsletter.


It seems as though each week of 2020 has resulted in a new chapter written in the history books. First and foremost, my sincerest condolences goes out to the family of George Floyd and his community. I admire and stand with how many of you showed up to peacefully protest here in Monterey County. I stand with you in solidarity to condemn the actions of those that lead to the senseless loss of George Floyd’s life. I will continue to advocate for a safe and positive relationship between police and the community here at home.

The last few weeks have been truly remarkable as we have adapted to virtual graduations, drive-by birthday parties, less than perfect at-home haircuts, and coming together to march for peace. Our community has been strong and resilient, but most importantly we have come together to support one another during these hard times. Together we can and will grow stronger from these trying times.

I encourage you to stay tuned as we get closer to Election Day on November 3, 2020. Please feel free to forward these newsletter updates to friends and family.




Stay safe. Stay well.

-Steve
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Memorial Day 2020
On Memorial Day I had a quiet visit to the Monterey County Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This memorial was built to honor the 78 County residents that lost their life in combat, as well as purple heart recipients, MIA & Gold Star Veterans. 

I also stopped by the city of Salinas Veterans memorial Rose Garden at Central Park to apply some fertilizer. This Rose Garden has been in place for nearly 70 years to commemorate those soldiers that didn't return from World War II.

Our freedoms and liberties come with a hefty price. We honor you & thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice and veterans for their service.

Alex Miller Endorses Me for County Supervisor!
On June 9th, Alex Miller announced his support for my campaign at Mal's Market in Seaside. Miller was the third highest vote getter in the primary election and ran a grassroots campaign based largely on housing and a stronger voice for Seaside.

The 4th District represents a cross roads of Monterey County including both Salinas Valley and the Monterey Peninsula. Working families dominate the district and demand proven leadership based on bridge building and collaboration.

I am proud to have the support of Alex Miller so that we can continue to build those bridges and collaborate as leaders.

See the press conference on Youtube Here

Police Service & The Community
This week I attended the solidarity rally where the Salinas Police Chief, Adele Frese, affirmed the commitment of her department to protest the killing of George Floyd. The statement attached strengthens our commitment as a City to all people and an end to police brutality. "We cannot allow those officers' actions and their disregard for human life to take anything else away from us." I thank all officers who have made it their duty to set an example. Unity will prevail.
Small Businesses are ready for an Accelerated Re-Opening
The City of Salinas sent a letter on May 21st to the County urging a move to re-open under the state’s *Stage 2* guidelines for COVID-19.

On May 26th, The Monterey County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously for permission to accelerate rolling back the COVID-19 lockdown.

On June 1st, the re-opening was granted. The county will also then issue a revised shelter-in-place order for businesses to begin re-opening. The revised shelter-in-place includes guidelines for safely re-opening dine-in restaurants, on-site shopping, barbers and salons (with modifications).

Click Here to see state guidelines for reopening in various industries.
Re-Opening and Testing
Monterey County meets much of the criteria for reopening, including fewer than 20 hospitalizations in any single day over the past 14 days and less than 25 new cases per 100,000 residents in the past 14 days.

However, it is still highly recommended that residents schedule an appointment to be tested to ensure our numbers remain safe for re-opening. If you do not have insurance, the state will cover the full cost of testing.

The Salinas Valley Young Professionals Group and the Monterey Peninsula Professionals have come together to raise books for kids in Monterey County. I was glad to be able to stop by and donate a bag of books that Danielle and I had picked out earlier that week. Ultimately, they collected over 1,000 books! What a great community effort for a great cause!
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