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City of CapitolaCandidate for City Council

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Yvette Brooks

Educational Executive Assistant
3,060 votes (30.17%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Supporting Economic Vitality through affordable housing, child care and good jobs
  • Enhancing Public Safety for all of our children and residents
  • Preserving Green Space and our beautiful natural Environment



Profession:North Santa Cruz County SELPA Executive Assistant
NSCC SELPA Executive Assistant/MIS Technician, Santa Cruz County Office of Education (2008–current)


UC Santa Cruz Bachelors, Sociology (2006)

Community Activities

Board Member, Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (2017–current)
Board Member, Children's Advisory Committee (2016–current)


I am seeking office because I am committed to a sustainable, safe and family-friendly Capitola.  As a second generation Mexican American woman that was first in my family to graduate from a four year college, I am eager to pave a path for my young daughter.  I also hope to inspire others to pursue public service and get involved in our remarkable community.  After graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2006, I started my position at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, first working in human resources and then transitioning to my current capacity, serving the Special Education Department.  My qualifications stem from my work in the field of education. They have driven my appreciation that quality education is an essential component in our society, contributing to success in life for all. As a result it has furthered my drive to expand my passion and skills and serve our community by volunteering on the Childhood Advisory Council, the Board of the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, and most recently graduating from the Capitola Leadership Academy.



Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Santa Cruz Democratic Party
  • Democratic Woman's Club of Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Cruz County GLBT Alliance

Organizations (1)

  • Monterey Bay Central Labor Council – AFL-CIO

Elected Officials (4)

  • Zach Friend, 2nd District Supervisor
  • Ryan Coonerty, 3rd District Supervisor
  • Michael Termini, Mayor, City of Capitola
  • Michael Watkins, Superintendent, Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I value a diverse population and I believe it is imperative we figure out ways that our residents can work within the county while living here too. My central focus is to ensure Capitola is sustainable, safe, and family-friendly. My priority is to prepare Capitola for the future, while keeping its intimate small-town feel and coastal village charm. I will to bring community voices to the table, to collectively problem solve our very real challenges, including impeding pension costs and other budget shortfalls, without compromising what makes Capitola special.


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