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Individual Endorsements

  • Senator Bill Monning, Senate Majority Leader, 17th Senate District
  • Assemblymember Mark Stone, California State Assembly District 29
  • Dr. Faris Sabbah, County Superintendent-elect, Santa Cruz County Office of Education*
  • Luis Alejo, Supervisor, District 1 – County of Monterey*
  • Abel Sanchez, Trustee Area 7 – Santa Cruz County Board of Education*
  • Adam Spickler, Trustee-Elect, Area II – Cabrillo Community College Governing Board*
  • Lowell Hurst, Mayor – City of Watsonville*
  • Felipe Hernandez, Councilmember – City of Watsonville*
  • Georgia Acosta, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee, Area II
  • Maria Orozco, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee, Area VI
  • Jenny Sarmiento, Planning Commissioner – City of Watsonville*
  • Casey Carlson, President – Greater Santa Cruz Federation of Teachers*
  • Beth Bastasch, Aptos Resident
  • Deborah Dorney, Principal (retired) – Rio Del Mar Elementary*
  • Pamella Foster, Social Worker – Watsonville Community Hospital*
  • Andrew Goldenkranz, Public Educator
  • Sarah Henne, Teacher
  • Barbara Johnson, Ph.D., MSN, RN, Director of Nursing – Cabrillo College*
  • Anne Lucero, MSN, Nursing Program Faculty – Cabrillo College*
  • Heather Peterson, Educator – Cabrillo College*
  • Marty Potkin-Belton, MA, BSN, RN, Nursing Program Faculty – Cabrillo College*
  • Ron Sandidge, Educator – Pajaro Valley Unified School District*
  • Mercedes Zertuche, Registered Nurse – Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System*

Organization Endorsements

  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC)
  • California School Employees Association, Pajaro Valley Chapter 132
  • Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County
  • GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County
  • IBEW Local 234
  • Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Pajaro Valley Cesar Chavez Democratic Club
  • Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers, AFT 1936
  • Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee

Endorsement Statements

"Jennifer has the right temperament, intelligence, experience and passion to make a great trustee. I admire her patience, attention to detail and her commitment to justice. Endorsement without any reservations."
 Abel Mejia, teacher – PVUSD*

 “Jen is a strong advocate for positions that support families and communities. We would be lucky to have her voice on the school board.”
 Arlene L. Maki Haffa, PhD, faculty member – CSUMB*

“I endorse Jennifer Holm because I have seen her commitment towards improving our community. One of her strengths is being a consensus builder. She is sincerely motivated to do the right thing and does not make determinations without reaching out to stakeholders. Her recent achievement of gaining a higher education, being a nurse teacher and having a family with school age children, place her in a position to bring a unique viewpoint as a school board trustee.”
 Sandra Martinez, RN, E-board member – Monterey Bay Central Labor Council*

“Jen has an amazing spirit full of positive energy and drive. In addition to her caring work as an R.N., being a politically active delegate who fights for healthcare and raising a family, she’s achieved a Master’s degree researching how to increase the number of bilingual and EAL nursing students that get their licenses, so she really understands the educational issues of the day. Lastly and importantly for one who will be a board member, Jen is extremely easy to work with even with those she doesn’t completely agree with.”
 Glenn Glazer, Secretary – Santa Cruz Democratic Central Committee*

“In my work with Jennifer as part of the AD-29 state delegate team I’ve found her to be hard working, knowledgeable, articulate, sincere, professional, personable, and most importantly passionate about her service to the community. I wholeheartedly recommend Jennifer Holm for election to a PVUSD Board of Trustees position. 
— Jason Spitzer, Engineer, Delegate – 29th Assembly District for the CADEM*

Jen is an amazing individual who’s committed to making the communities in our region a better place. She uses her voice and follows through with action, the type of characteristics needed to be a public official.”
— Tyller Williamson, E-Board Rep for the 29th Assembly District for the CADEM*

“I support Jennifer Holm because I know that she cares about people and has the courage to stand up for students and faculty.”
— Alan Haffa, faculty member – Monterey Peninsula College*

“I would like to endorse Jennifer Holm for School Board. I have known her for a couple of years and have found Mrs. Holm to be a fierce advocate. As a teacher, I know that she will respect the school, teachers, and most of all, will do what is best for the students. Jennifer Holm is an accomplished, intelligent nurse and mother. She is very involved in her children’s work and has creative ideas for problem solving. Jennifer is knowledgeable and hard-working, and would be an asset to the school board.”
— Natalie Gray, teacher – Foothill Elementary*

“Women today are an essential and vital voice in our community. Women’s strength lies in their actions and heart. Jennifer epitomizes core values, experience, intelligence, tenacity, caring and a strong work ethic that will serve our children and community and direct our environment forward and safe for all. I am the owner of Curves in Aptos. Jennifer joined in 2003 and faithfully through pregnancy, family, work, teaching, advocating and obtaining her Masters she consistently works out. Her strength sets the stage for a healthy, active future.”
— Janna Malizia, business owner – Curves Aptos*

*Organization listed for identification purposes only.

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Jennifer Holm for School Board 2018
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