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2020 LandWatch Election Candidate Questionnaire


In 2020, LandWatch solicited input from candidates for offices in three geographies within Monterey County. While LandWatch does not support or oppose any particular candidate this information is helpful to our members in understanding how their votes at the ballot box have the potential to influence land use policy locally. Twelve races were included in this candidate survey and responses are organize by geography and city below.

Monterey Peninsula


Salinas Valley

  • Gonzales
    • Mayor
    • City Council (no responses)
  • Greenfield
  • King City
    • Mayor (no race)
    • City Council (no responses)
  • Soledad
    • Mayor (no responses)
    • City Council (no responses)

Monterey County

  • Board of Supervisors - 4th District
    All candidates for the Monterey County Board of Supervisor were asked to complete the LandWatch Questionnaire. The February 2020 election narrowed the race down to two candidates: Wendy Root Askew and Steve McShane. Their responses to the primary election have been reposted for your information for the November 2020 general election.

LandWatch Monterey County compiled and distributed this questionnaire to 70 mayoral and city council candidates on the November 2020 ballot. LandWatch is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational organization that does not endorse, support or oppose individual candidates or political parties. Except for length (responses were truncated to the 200 word limit given), replies from candidates are printed as received. LandWatch is not responsible for the content. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. No part of this questionnaire may be reproduced without permission of LandWatch, or used in any way that may be construed to be an endorsement of an individual's candidacy or views by LandWatch.

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LandWatch's mission is to protect Monterey County's future by addressing climate change, community health, and social inequities in housing and infrastructure. By encouraging greater public participation in planning, we connect people to government, address human needs and inspire conservation of natural resources.



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