Former California State Senator and California Secretary of State, Bruce McPherson is running for 5th District Supervisor of Santa Cruz County. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I endorse Bruce, (the only Republican I have ever voted for) because he has a long history of supporting environmental leadership and education. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, an ocean conservation and educational organization that is very near and dear to my heart.
I have had the good fortune to meet and talk with Bruce on several occasions and I have always been impressed with his genuine interest in and desire to serve the community in which he lives. Bruce has years of experience in both state and local government and comes from a long line of environmentalists in his family. Bruce McPherson has been a partner, environmental leader and tireless supporter of many successful efforts that have made Santa Cruz County the wonderful and healthy place it is today. There is no candidate running for 5th District Supervisor who has accomplished more, or is more committed to protecting our environment than Bruce McPherson, which is why he is also endorsed by Jack O’Neill, founder of O’Neill Wetsuits and O’Neill Sea Odyssey Foundation and Dr. Gary Griggs, Professor and Director of the UCSC Institute for Marine Science. It if for all of these reasons that I wholeheartedly endorse Bruce McPherson.