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City of Santa CruzCandidate for City Council

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Sonja Brunner

Business Community Director
14,860 votes (14.66%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Working on economic recovery, sustainability, development, and supporting our small local businesses and artists through the impacts of COVID-19.
  • Maximizing opportunities for affordable housing across very low to moderate incomes, for young adults just starting out, our workforce, and seniors on a fixed income.
  • Public health and safety, and exploring solutions that address racial and social equity and all determinants of health.



Profession:Downtown Community Operations Director
Director of Operations, Downtown Association of Santa Cruz (2015–current)
Board of Commissioners, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Cruz and the Cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista — Appointed position (2015–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (8)

  • Locally Owned Business Alliance of Santa Cruz (LOBA)
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates - Mar Monte
  • Santa Cruz City Firefighters Local 1716
  • Santa Cruz Police Officer's Association (SCPOA)
  • Santa Cruz Together
  • Santa Cruz United
  • Queer Cruz
  • Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County (DWC)

Elected Officials (15)

  • Pamela Comstock, former Santa Cruz City Council Member
  • Zach Friend, Santa Cruz County Supervisor
  • Donna Meyers, Santa Cruz Vice Mayor
  • Cynthia Chase, former Santa Cruz Mayor
  • Lynn Robinson, former Santa Cruz Mayor
  • Cynthia Mathews, Santa Cruz City Council Member and former Santa Cruz Mayor
  • Richelle Noroyan, former Santa Cruz City Council Member
  • Mike Rotkin, former Santa Cruz Mayor
  • David Terrazas, former Santa Cruz Mayor
  • Bruce McPherson, Santa Cruz County Supervisor & former California Secretary of State
  • Renee Golder, Santa Cruz City Council Member
  • Ryan Coonerty, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, and former Santa Cruz Mayor
  • Hilary Bryant, former Santa Cruz Mayor
  • Fred Keeley, Former pro Tem California Assembly
  • Justin Cummings, Santa Cruz Mayor

Individuals (6)

  • Jayme Clancy, Jennifer Clark, Bruce Cline, Heather Cline-Scott, Val Cole, Rico Contreras, Krista and Peter Cook
  • Diane Abel, Becky Acosta, Johnny Agnone, Tobias Aguirre, Reez Aikawa, Germaine Akin, Hamza Al Haidari, Ursula Alexandre
  • Abra Allan, Robert Atkinson, Joe Bailey, MichaelAnn Barrabee, Caleb Baskin, Richard Beach, Kirsten Beaulieu
  • Carlos Becerra, Lisa Benson, Cindy Bernard, Terry Bernard, Shinehah Bigham, Alison Blackwell, Raquel Blair, David Bodine
  • Emily Bolton, Brad Brereton, Greg Brooks, Tammi Brown, JM Brown, Corine Brown, Miguel Brunner, Erin Buchla
  • Linda & John Burroughs, Christina Campriello, Ken Carlson, Zulhay Castillo, Renee Cervo, Courtney Chase, Chip, Yong Choi

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