Endorsements

Supporting Ralph Rubio for Mayor of Seaside

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Endorsements

“Ralph Rubio has the experience, the knowledge, the understanding of the issues and countywide working relationships that Seaside needs. We strongly endorse his re-election.”
– Monterey Herald

Endorsed by Legislators:
Sam Farr, Congressman
Mark Stone, Assembly Member

Endorsed by Community Leaders:
Anna Caballero
Jimmy Panetta
Don Jordan, Former Mayor of Seaside
Helen Rucker, Former Councilmember
Nancy Amos, Former Councilmember
Steve Bloomer, Former Councilmember
Tom Mancini, Former Councilmember
Jan Penny Ziegler, Community Activist
Al Glover, Businessman
Ruthie Watts, Community Activist
Joe Watson, Community Activist
William “Terry” Bare, Col USAF Retired
James Bogan, Retired Veteran

Endorsed by Elected and Appointed Officials
Ian Olglesby, Seaside Mayor Pro-Tem
Dennis Alexander, Seaside City Council
Dave Pacheco, Seaside City Council
John Phillips, Monterey County Supervisor
David Pendergrass, Mayor of Sand City
Jerry Edelen, Mayor of Del Rey Oaks
Bill Kampe, Mayor of Pacific Grove
Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas
John Huerta, Mayor of Greenfield
John Owens, Planning Commissioner
Ken Rudisill, Board of Architectural Review Chair
Jackie Craighead, Former Planning Commissioner
Mary Claypool, Former Planning Commissioner
Jim Claypool, Former Redevelopment Agency Director
Dennis Donahue, Former Mayor of Salinas

Endorsed by Educators
Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools
Byrl Smith, Monterey County Office of Education (former)
Bettye Lusk, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Alana Myles, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Billy DeBerry, Retired Superintendent of Schools

Endorsed by Community Leaders:
Kathryn Alkire
Julie Azevedo
John Bandera
Delia D. Booker
Michael Cabaluna
Samantha Cabaluna
Nicole Cartier
Carol Chavarria
JoAnne Crivello
Sandy Della Sala
Gary Haedrich
Kerry Haedrich
Bob Ingersoll
Felomino N. Malate
Teresita V. Malate
Bobby Maxwell
Veronica Morales
Gracie Rubio
Sylvia Tucker
(Partial list)

“Rubio is an experienced and hardworking public official. He has direct, detailed knowledge of city issues. In particular, at a recent forum, Rubio showed by far the best understanding of two key issues — a water supply for the Monterey Peninsula and the financial realities of the reuse of Fort Ord.”
-Monterey Herald

Endorsed by Organizations:
Hotel Employees Restaurant Employees Local 483
Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
Monterey County Action Committee
Monterey County Association of Realtors
Monterey County Carpenters Local 605
Monterey County Hospitality Association
Monterey Herald
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Monterey Santa Cruz Building and Construction Trades Council
Operating Engineers Local 3
Seaside Firefighters Association

 

Endorsements from 2014

Endorsed by Legislators:

Sam Farr, Congressman

Luis Alejo, Assembly Member

Mark Stone, Assembly Member

Endorsed by Educators:

Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

Byrl Smith, Monterey County Office of Education

Bettye Lusk, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Mae Johnson, Retired Principle

Billy DeBerry, Retired Superintendent of Schools

Endorsed by Elected and Appointed Officials:

Ian Olglesby, Seaside Mayor Pro-Tem

Dennis Alexander, Seaside City Council

David Pendergrass, Mayor of Sand City

Jerry Edelen, Mayor of Del Rey Oaks

Chuck Dela Salla, Mayor of Monterey

Jason Burnett, Mayor of Carmel

Bill Kampe, Mayor of Pacific Grove

Joe Gunter, Mayor of Salinas

John Huerta, Mayor of Greenfield

Maria Orozco, Mayor of Gonzales

Don Jordan, Former Mayor of Seaside

Steve Bloomer, Former Councilmember

Tom Mancini, Former Councilmemeber

John Owens, Planning Commissioner

Ken Rudisill, Board of Architectural Review

Jackie Craighead, Former Planning Commissioner

Mary Claypool, Former Planning Commissioner

Jim Claypool, Former Redevelopment Agency Director

 

Endorsed by Community Leaders:

Al Glover, Businessman

Ruthy Watts, Community Activist

Joe Watson, Community Activist

William “Terry” Bare, Col USAF Retired

James Bogan, Retired Veteran

Kathryn Alkire

Julie Azevedo

John Bandera

Delia D. Booker

Michael Cabaluna

Samantha Cabaluna

Nicole Cartier

Carol Chavarria

JoAnne Crivello

Ric De La Cruz

Sandy Della Sala

Gary Haedrich

Kerry Haedrich

Bob Ingersoll

Felomino N. Malate

Teresita V. Malate

Bobby Maxwell

Veronica Morales

Leonard O’Neill

Sergio Rangel

Gracie Rubio

Sylvia Tucker

Mark Weller

 

Endorsed by Organizations:

Seaside Firefighters Local 1218

Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties Building and Construction Trades Council

Monterey County Hospitality Association

Operating Engineers Local #3

Excellence in Government, Monterey County

Monterey County Business PAC

Monterey County Democrats

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Monterey Herald

“One of the best Mayors Seaside has ever had.” 

Congressman Sam Farr

 

“Ralph Rubio has provided steady, reliable, and quality leadership for all residents of Seaside during his terms as Mayor. I endorse Mayor Rubio’s re-election as the candidate who is best-equipped to protect the interests of working families and the future of Seaside.”

Bill Monning, Assemblymember

 

Editorial: Incumbents doing a good job in Seaside

Monterey County Herald

October 15, 2014
Two candidates for mayor and four City Council hopefuls are on the ballot in Seaside, and we view the elected leadership of the city as doing a good job of serving the people of the city, and we see no reason for large-scale change.

The race for Seaside mayor is between incumbent Ralph Rubio and former mayor Felix Bachofner. They are old political foes and have gone back and forth for a few election cycles now. We endorse the re-election of Rubio.

Rubio and the current council have specific achievements to support their re-election bids, including new car dealerships, approved plans for a resort hotel at the golf course and a long-awaited and much-anticipated In-N-Out Burger. Rubio has been a diligent participant in regional efforts on water and a responsible leader for the Monterey Peninsula’s largest city. He identifies economic development and curbing youth violence as his priorities.

Challenger Bachofner’s almost singular focus is on fiscal issues. At a Seaside forum he described his style as “nitpicking.” While that may be a useful approach as a citizen observer, we are not convinced it is enough for good visionary leadership.

Rubio’s positive and broader outlook and his success over the last two years make him the better choice for mayor.

The Seaside council is functioning well, and incumbents Dennis Alexander and Alvin Edwards have been part of that. They and deserve re-election. Alexander’s experience as a teacher brings an important perspective to his work as a City Council member. He supports more school resource officers as one tool to fight youth violence. He supports economic redevelopment on Seaside’s Fort Ord land. Edwards singled out economic development as a priority, and he recognizes that public safety requires both prevention programs and law enforcement responses.

Challenger Ron Guth is a retired police officer and has a particular interest in public safety. For those who want to vote for a non-incumbent, Guth would be our choice.

The other challenger is Jason Campbell, a local landscape contractor. Campbell was the leader for last year’s Measure M campaign regarding Fort Ord. At a recent forum Campbell stated that open land creates jobs. But we believe that the already-saved 20,000 acres of permanent open space adjacent to Seaside on Fort Ord lands should be sufficient for the type of job creation to which he was referring. We are concerned about Campbell’s clear desire and past efforts to tie up even more open space land that has already been designated for economic redevelopment and job creation.

Rubio, Alexander and Edwards have been part of a well-functioning team, and they understand the importance of regional cooperation.

We recommend their re-election.

 

 

Endorsements from 2012

Endorsed by Legislators:

Sam Farr, Congressman

Bill Monning, Assembly Member

Luis Alejo, Assembly Member

 

Endorsed by Educators:

Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

Byrl Smith, Monterey County Office of Education

Bettye Lusk, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Mae Johnson, Retired Principle

Billy DeBerry, Retired Superintendent of Schools

 

Endorsed by Elected and Appointed Officials:

Steve Bloomer, Seaside Mayor Pro Tem

Dennis Alexander, Seaside City Council

Ian Olglesby, Seaside City Council

Dennis Donahue, Mayor of Salinas

David Pendergrass, Mayor of Sand City

Mary Claypool, Planning Commissioner

John Owens, Planning Commissioner

Ken Rudisill, Board of Architectural Review Chair

Don Jordan, Former Mayor

Tom Mancini, Former Councilmember

Jackie Craighead, Former Planning Commissioner

Jim Claypool, Former Redevelopment Agency Director

 

“Mayor Ralph Rubio has the experience, credentials and political skills to guide the City…Losing his expertise at this critical time would be a blow to Seaside…”

The Monterey County Herald Oct 12, 2010

 

Endorsed by Organizations:

Central Labor Council

Santa Cruz/Monterey Counties Building Trades Council

Carpenters Local 605

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Monterey County Democratic Central Committee

Monterey County Hospitality Association

Local Chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America

Monterey County Association of Realtors

 

Endorsed by Community Members:

Joe Watson, Community Activist

William “Terry” Bare, Col USAF Retired

James Bogan

Joan Adam

Tommy Adam

Kathryn Alkire

Nancy Amos, former Councilwoman

Joy Gonzales Anderson

Anthony Aranda

Marieta Aranda

Julie Azevedo

John Bandera

Delia D. Booker

Paul Buczynski

Michael Cabaluna

Samantha Cabaluna

Nicole Cartier

Carol Chavarria

JoAnne Crivello

Lawrence Cuellar

Sandy Della Sala

Robert Gonzales

Gary Haedrich

Kerry Haedrich

Bob Ingersoll

Felomino N. Malate

Teresita V. Malate

Bobby Maxwell

Veronica Morales

Leonard O’Neill

Nicolas Papadakis

Lenore Genovese Perez

Paul R. Perez

Sergio Rangel

Gracie Rubio

Michael and Shirley Spalleta

Sylvia Tucker

Lovell and Helen Wedgeworth

Mark Weller

(Partial list)

 

 

“I’ve known Ralph Rubio since 2008 when I was part of the leadership at DLI on the Presidio.  From Day One, he was a friendly and familiar face.  He and his wife Gracie were at every event, supporting our servicemen and women, supporting the community and the good people of his hometown.  From the beginning, I was impressed by his sincerity, honesty, and dedication.  He is genuine.  A man of thought and vision….a man of action.  The initiatives he put in place while Mayor continue to grow and make a difference for Seaside.  A good man, a good friend, and a great American.”

 

William T. Bare

Col (retired), US Air Force

Monterey Peninsula

 

Previous Endorsements:

Byrl Smith, Monterey County Office of Education

Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools

Bettye Lusk, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Jackie Craighead, Planning Commisssion (Past Chair)

Paul Mugan, Planning Commission Vice-Chair

Ken Rudisill, Board of Architectural Review Chair

Don Jordan, Former Mayor

Joe Watson, Community Activist

Sam Farr, Congressman

Bill Monning, Assembly Member

Anna Caballero, Assembly Member

Simon Salinas, County Supervisor Chair

Fernando Armenta, County Supervisor

Lou Calcagno, County Supervisor

Michael Kanalakis, Monterey County Sheriff

Sue McCloud, Mayor of Carmel

David Pendergrass, Mayor of Sand City

Carmelita Garcia, Mayor of Pacific Grove

Richard Ortiz, Mayor of Soledad

Steve Bloomer, Seaside Mayor Pro Tem

Dennis Alexander, Seaside City Council

Tom Mancini, Seaside City Council

Ian Olglesby, Seaside City Council

Michael and Samantha Cabaluna

Billy Deberry

Mark Weller

Sergio Rangel

Seaside Ministerial Alliance

Unite/Here Local 483

The Monterey County Herald

Monterey County Weekly

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Monterery County Hospitality Association

Central Labor Council

Monterey County Democrats

Monterey County Association of Realtors