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Santa Cruz CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 4

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Felipe Hernandez

Watsonville City Councilmember
1,517 votes (23.09%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Affordable housing countywide for local families will be one of Felipe's top priorities when elected.
  • Innovative solutions to the transportation crisis will be another of Felipe's priorities.
  • Stabilization of our homeless population and the provision of services, job training and one of Felipe's high priorities.



Profession:Politician and community activist
City Councilmember District One,, City of Watsonville — Elected position (2006–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Watsonville — Appointed position (2003–2006)
Library Commissioner, City of Watsonville — Appointed position (2002–2003)


UCSC BA, Community Studies (2002)
UCSC BA, Community Service (2002)

Community Activities

Chairman, Santa Cruz County Library Finance Committee (2018–current)
Active Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1716 (2012–current)
Active member, California League of Cities (2015–current)
Member, AMBAG (2018–current)
Active Member, Santa Cruz County Democrats (2009–current)


Felipe was born and raised in Watsonville, Ca. He was educated in local schools. His parents worked in agriculture and in the local cannery industry. The experience of seeing his mother and her workmates engaged in a prolonged strike had a profound effect on him and instilled a committment to community.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • United Farm Workers
  • Democratic Central Committee
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel Board of Editors

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