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Monterey County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, District 5

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Gary Karnes

Retired Consultant
4,801 votes (8.99%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My first priority is to promote greater public outreach and voter engagement in the democratic process.
  • Specifically the local Democratic Party should focus on reaching out to 16-30 year olds to ensure their full participation in the democratic process
  • As the local Democratic Party it is our responsibility that we screen local candidates for public office to ensure that we provide clear guidance on who is the best Democrat to represent the people.



Solano Community College and U.C. Santa Cruz B.A. in History, Chinese and American history---especially California history (1969)

Community Activities

Feb 7th 3-5 @ Dem Hdqters writing postcards 2 voters 1238 Fremont-Seaside, Progressive Democrats of Monterey Area Chapter (2020–current)


My whole working life has been as a public servant and advocate. I have lived and worked in Monterey County since moving here in 1970.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My political philosophy is that facts matter, people are put before profits and community comes first. Politics is rerlational and is building relations and partnerships that should last throughtout our lifetimes, if done well. This requires great humility but great strength of conviction to do the right thing as an elected or appointed official. We are all in this together. 

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