Monterey County Farm Bureau

Voter Guide

MCFB Endorses Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni


We recognize the leadership by Ms. Pacioni as the D.A.’s Office continued working diligently to protect all Monterey County residents. When other counties closed their courts during the pandemic, she worked together with our justice partners to keep the courts open and resumed conducting jury trials quickly. As a result, unlike other counties, Monterey County does not have a backlog of cases.

During Ms. Pacioni’s first 2 1/2 years in office, she implemented groundbreaking new programs to ensure justice is served and victims are heard. For example, a cold case team which reviews decades-old unsolved murder cases was established, and since its creation, the cold case team has worked tirelessly and their dedicated effort led to the filing of 5 murder cases, dating as far back as 1981.

D.A. Pacioni’s hiring and promotion policies have dramatically increased the diversity of their office, so that we look like the community we protect. She also created a Multi-Cultural Community Council comprised of representatives from local faith communities, the NAACP, LULAC, LGBTQ+, AAPI, mental health, a veterans advocate and a crisis service provider.

During her first term, Ms. Pacioni has made substantial progress in establishing a family justice center (FJC) by seeking to secure a space that would offer a broad spectrum of victim services, in cooperation with community-based organizations, all housed under one roof. When opened, the Monterey County FJC will enhance access to justice and life-improving services for vulnerable segments of our county.

Monterey County Farm Bureau is proud to endorse District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni for a second term.


MCFB Endorses Monterey County Supervisor, District 3 Christopher Lopez


Supervisor Lopez has been a valuable asset for Salinas Valley Agriculture in his service to District 3.  His enthusiasm for the farming and ranching sector of Monterey County’s economy has embraced farmworkers and farm and ranch employers alike.

Supervisor Lopez believes the priority of County Government needs to be the security, safety, and well-being of every one of our neighbors, the promotion, growth, and sustainability of local businesses, and providing the best customer service possible by the county and its agencies to the communities we serve.

Mr. Lopez’s leadership on a number of issues for the Salinas Valley, including wildfire response, farmworker safety during the pandemic, housing and community services, and water resource management during the drought, has embraced the values of the Salinas Valley residents.

As a native son who grew up in the South County area, Supervisor Lopez is dedicated to serving his community and helping to further the quality of life and economic prosperity for the residents of the Salinas Valley and throughout Monterey County.

Monterey County Farm Bureau is proud to endorse Supervisor Christopher Lopez for a second term.