Monterey County Farm Bureau

Voter Guide

MCFB Endorses Steve McShane for Supervisor, District 4

Monterey County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors endorses Steve McShane for the Fourth District Monterey County Supervisorial position; the election will be on March 3rd when California holds its primary election.

Steve McShane is in his third term as a City Councilmember, representing District 3 serving the South Salinas area since 2010.  Steve has been active in many public forums, councils, commissions and boards over the past 20 years, and currently serves as the Chair of the Monterey Air Resources District and Vice-Chair of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments and Monterey Bay Community Power.

As a Salinas City Councilmember, Steve has been a strong advocate for public safety, city-centered housing, economic development, arts, and the agricultural sector.  He has played a key role in addressing the continuing housing and homelessness issues.  Steve worked hard to pass an adaptive re-use ordinance that focuses city-centered growth in the downtown area.  As a former member of the Salinas Planning Commission, Steve helped shape economic development and citywide improvements.

Steve is a graduate of CalPoly, San Luis Obispo and Santa Clara University and is an active Farm Bureau member.  Steve resides in the Los Olivos-Riker neighborhood of Salinas with his wife Danielle and their son Patrick.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Monterey County Farm Bureau, please consider supporting Steve McShane for election to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in early 2020.

MCFB Endorses Luis Alejo for Supervisor, District 1

Monterey County Farm Bureau has endorsed Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo for his re-election to District 1, representing most of the city limits of Salinas; the election will be on March 3rd when California holds its primary election.

Alejo is a former Mayor and State Assemblymember, and seeks a second term as a County Supervisor. Alejo has made agriculture a top priority in his first 3 years, including advocating water sustainability and storage, endorsing legalization for agricultural workers, championing agricultural workforce housing and supporting Salinas Valley farms and jobs.

"I am proud to receive the support of our local farmers in our county. I do understand the critical importance of maintaining a strong, vibrant agricultural industry in Monterey County and help solve the greatest challenges facing our farms," said Supervisor Luis Alejo. "From water, immigration and housing, I am committed to continue to collaborate with our agricultural leaders to ensure that our county continues to be a national leader."

"Supervisor Alejo is a problem solver and bridge builder. His hard work for Monterey County and agriculture earns him our support to continue to effectively serve our county," said Monterey County Farm Bureau Executive Director Norm Groot. "He has delivered for agriculture in our county and has shown to be a thoughtful policy maker in addressing the complex issues that confront our local farms."