ELECTION RESULTS UPDATE: WE DID IT!
It has been my absolute honor to campaign these past two years in Seaside, Marina, South Salinas, East Garrison, Del Rey Oaks, CSUMB, and Sand City and to hear about the issues impacting you and your families.
With 33,129 District 4 votes counted, I am honored to have earned your vote to serve as the next Monterey County Supervisor for District 4.
My heart is full today – with gratitude for our amazing campaign team – hundreds of volunteers who spent thousands of hours talking to voters, to donors who gave what they could when they could, to every single person who engaged in our social media and talked to friends and family about the campaign, and most importantly to the voters of District 4 who made their voices heard.
Thank you for believing in our campaign and believing in me.
Canvassing door-to-door in the Primary, I heard from families who want action on affordable housing and a compassionate response to homelessness. I listened to seniors who are frustrated about sitting in traffic as they traveled growing distances to their work. I heard from young people who want to know that our plans for economic development include living wage jobs and career paths.
Keeping our community safe during the General election meant spending hours on the phone, talking and texting with voters who want a safe economic recovery that protects public health while getting people back to work, access to healthcare for all, and a renewed commitment to treating everyone in our community with dignity and respect.
As a fourth-generation Monterey County resident, raising my own young family here, my local roots run deep. I care passionately about our community and know that there are so many others who share my love and passion for our County and our future. We may not always agree, but we must continue to work together, honestly and respectfully, to uplift our shared values of fairness and equity for all.
I want to congratulate my General Election opponent, Steve McShane, on a hard fought campaign and for the sacrifice that comes along with running for local office. Steve and I are both raising our own young families here in Monterey County, having each built small businesses and worked in public service. I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with Steve to serve our shared South Salinas constituents, to advance compassionate solutions for the unhoused and housing insecure members of our community, and to ensure a safe and responsible recovery from COVID-19.
To those in our community who may not have voted for me – or voted at all: I am here for you too, and my door will always be open.
I ran to serve because our County residents deserves a strong experienced leader who will ask the hard questions, speak truth to power, lead with integrity, and deliver results for the hard working families, seniors, students, and veterans who rely on the services the County provides.
I’ve never been so proud to call Monterey County my home and never been so grateful to see so many neighbors fighting for shared values of clean water, safe schools, affordable housing, integrity in leadership, workers rights, and equity and opportunity for all.
Thank you for placing your confidence in me to lead our communities forward.
Wendy Root Askew
For Monterey County Supervisor
Integrity. Values. Principled leadership. Creative solutions.
A mom, School Board member, fourth-generation county resident and long-time aide to retiring Supervisor Jane Parker, Wendy Root Askew is the choice of Monterey County leaders like Senator Bill Monning, Mayor Ian Oglesby, Supervisor Mary Adams and former Congressman Sam Farr.
As one of the County’s top COVID-19 response coordinators, Wendy Root Askew has led efforts in Seaside, Marina and Salinas responding to this crisis and keeping your family safe.
A creative problem-solver with deep roots in our community, Wendy Root Askew will deliver results on the issues you care about most – housing, education, community and school safety, and smart growth that brings good jobs while protecting the natural beauty of our spectacular Central Coast.
Now more than ever, we need honest, accountable leaders who know how to get things done.