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Who Can Get Endorsed in the November 2018 Election?
On August 12, 2018, the GLBT Alliance will send questionnaires to every contested candidate, and to non-incumbent uncontested candidates who filed to run for local election in the races listed below: 

  • US Congress, District 18
  • County Supervisor, District 4
  • Capitola City Council
  • Santa Cruz City Council
  • Scotts Valley City Council
  • Watsonville City Council, Districts 1, 5 & 7
  • Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, Districts 2 & 6
  • Bonny Doon Elementary School District
  • Pajaro Valley Unified Schools, Districts 4, 5 & 7
  • Santa Cruz City Schools, District 1 & 3
  • Scotts Valley Unified School District
  • Soquel Union Elementary School District


Completed questionnaires are due back no later than Friday, August 24. If a candidate in one of these races does not return their completed questionnaire by the August 24 deadline, they will not be included for our membership's endorsement.

How Does the November Endorsement Process Work?
On August 31, paid GLBT Alliance members will receive an email invitation to review completed candidate questionnaires, along with the Steering Committee's endorsement recommendations, and to vote (Survey Monkey) for the candidate(s) in each race they want to endorse. Members have until until 8 pm on Friday, September 7 to vote. 


Questionnaires completed and returned from eligible candidates by the August 24 submission deadline will be posted here starting August 31. Come back then with your reading glasses ready...!