Voter’s Edge California
Get the facts before you vote.
Voter’s Edge California
Go to top
Brought to you by
MapLight
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The CapRadio Voter Guide@CapRadioNews
June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
Ballot and voting information for Santa Cruz County.
This is an archive of a past election.

Supervisor, Supervisorial District 1Santa Cruz CountyJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

County
June 7, 2016California Primary Election

Santa Cruz CountySupervisor, Supervisorial District 1

Share This Page

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (47/47).
  • 18,527 ballots counted.

About this office

Supervisors implement and refine local applications of state laws and public policy, and supervise the official conduct of public officers in the county.
Access additional information about this contest in the tabs in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.

Who’s Running?

You can vote for 0 candidate of 2 total candidates.
Candidates are sorted in order of election results.
Santa Cruz County Supervisor
14,548 votes (78.52%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter’s Edge.
  • Preservation and support of our nieghborhoods
  • Protecting the environment and assuring an sustainable water supply
  • Support programs for our youth and support the families in our county
Profession:Santa Cruz County Supervisor
Trustee, District Three, Cabrillo College — Elected position (20002008)
UC Santa Cruz Bachelor of Arts, Politics (1988)
Board member and Chair, California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) (2010current)
Vice Chair, Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals (2016current)
Member and Past Chair, Regional Transportation Commission (2009current)
Board Member, Metropolitan Transit District (2011current)
Board Member, Central Coast Alliance for Health (20132016)

John Leopold was first elected to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in November 2008, and then re-elected in 2012. He represents the First District, which includes Live Oak, Soquel, the Summit Area, Santa Cruz Gardens, and Carbonera. John previously served on the Cabrillo College Governing Board for 8 years, leading the effort to pass a $118 million facilities bond for the college in 2004.

 

As a member of the Board of Supervisors, John has worked tirelessly with the community to develop an effective Vacation Rental Ordinance, sensible gun shop regulations, budget policies that prioritize essential community services, and medical cannabis regulations. John engages with First District residents at regular community meetings to actively listen, inform, and support the interests and concerns of the community. He has engaged with hundreds of community members in developing community projects as part of the Redevelopment Agency, broadening the dialogue about criminal justice reform efforts in response to state prison realignment, discussing the sustainable future of Santa Cruz County, neighborhood safety issues, and local development projects. With a strong environmental ethic, John led the Board in banning hydraulic fracking in Santa Cruz County and securing Sunny Cove Beach for permanent public use. John also played a leadership role in the acquisition of the branch rail line through Santa Cruz County and the development of a master plan for the Monterey Bay Scenic Trail (the Rail Trail).

 

John has worked collaboratively with the Live Oak School District and the Santa Cruz Boys and Girls Club to open a new Youth Center and has partnered with the Loma Prieta and Happy Valley School Districts to create new recreational facilities for students.

 

John lives in Live Oak with his wife Teresa and has two daughters, Rose and Ana.

  • Bike Santa Cruz County
  • GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County
  • Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • Democratic Women's Club
  • Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
  • Sierra Club

I believe that government plays an important role in helping out the residents of our area, especially the most vulnerable. I work to stay in touch with my constituents through regular community meetings that help guide my decisions on the Board of Supervisors.

Local government is closest to the people, and as such I recognize the critical role that I play in advocating for the community. Whether on the Board of Supervisors or with state and federal representatives I want our community voice to be strong and heard. At the local level we have the ability to be the most creative and thorough our work we can shape the larger statewide and national discussion. As a Supervisor I have sued that creativity on important issues whether that be in banning plastic bags from our environment or fracking in our county as well as innovative approaches to dealing with vacation rentals or promoting alternative treatments for Medi-Cal patients.

 

Lead Diagnostic Technician
3,864 votes (20.86%)
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My List'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter’s Edge.
  • Re-instate the California State Constitution's appeals board for the Planning Department.
  • Bring back a represenitive government and a Supervisor who works for the people protecting our local government.
  • Educatiate and discuss the dangers of the current big Pharma vaccines and work hard to give back parents their right to decide for themselfs and their kids.
Profession:Lead Diagnostic Technician for Glen P. Davis Auto Repair shop
Lead Diagnositc Technician, Glenn P. Davis (2015current)
Automotive Service Excelence ASE Master Technician , ASE testeing (current)
Butte Commuinty College Certificate of Automotive, automotive technology (2005)
BSA Eagle Scout, Troop 37 Redding California (2001current)

Born in Sherman Oaks Los Angles.  Moved to Redding California when I was 8 years old.  Graduated from Foothill High School 2001.  Achieved my Eagle Scout in Redding California.  I was accepted to Santa Cruz State University and went to Chico State University.  Then I went to the local Butte Community College achieving  my Certificate of Automotive along with all my ASE tests and SMOG license.  I have been working over 11 years professionally.  The last three have been in Santa Cruz.  I look forward to using my skills of problem solving for the people of Santa Cruz. 

To me Santa Cruz has been about the importance of individual expression and individual freedom.  I would revive and continue that legacy by restoring the power of the individual in government.

Committed to transparency; hold evening meetings so more people can attend.

Keep it local - prevent powers from being transferred to outside agendas, agencies and corporations.

Increase safety by focusing on violent crime first.

My interests are; clean air, water, beaches, streets, and parks.

Increase “off-leash” play-space/times on local beaches for dogs.

Promote better maintained roads.

Lower taxes by cutting waste in government - not cutting services.

Increase citizen involvement in decisions regarding new, essential and non-essential, infrastructure.

Increase creative housing solutions to address homelessness and affordability, by way of “tiny homes” and backyard cottages rather than “stack ‘n’ pack” apartment buildings.

Protect our freedom of choice.

Re-instate the citizens appels board for the planning department.

Anything unconstitutional will receive my “no” vote.

 

Being my first time in public office, I offer new energy, spirit and ideas.  My passion is our freedom and independence.  I look forward to representing you and serving you better.  

 

 

 

This is the first youtube video I created for myself.  It is filled with passion.  I have made many more videos and evean debated the incumbant at the candidate forum.  Please check out my youtube channel under Benjamin Cogan and see the debate with some of the other videos which are mroe profeshionel.  My passion is our independence for Santa Cruz with a thriving community.  Also check out my website www.benjamincogan.com.  I look forward restoring a representive government growing with you.

— June 2, 2016 Myself on my I phone.

Anything that affects your life deserves your informed consent.  We have some challenges ahead of us and I am the candidate to solve them.  Our independence witrh honesty and courage.  Cogan June 7th 2016.

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.

PUBLISHING:PRODUCTION SERVER:PRODUCTION