July 31, 2020

The Board of the Salinas Valley Leadership Group is seeking input from our membership on the District 4 Supervisor race. This opportunity is for SVLG members only!

Join us virtually for a chance to hear from the candidates - Wendy Root-Askew and Steve McShane.

Monday, Au...

June 30, 2020

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mayor Joe Gunter. Mayor Gunter was a strong and active leader of our community and he will be greatly missed.

Gunter was first elected as Mayor in 2012. Previously, he spent decades working at the Salinas Police Depart...

June 15, 2020

There are many local elections taking place this November that are critical to our community. If you know anyone who may want to serve their community in this way, please let us know.  The filing period to run for office opens on July 13th and closes on August 7th....

September 27, 2018

We've got quite the line up of amazing and qualified candidates. Make sure to vote for them via your absentee ballot showing up in your mailbox soon, or November 6th at the polls!

Lorraine Worthy, Gonzales City Council

Lance Walker, Greenfield City Mayor

Jessica Bautista,...

July 25, 2018

You are invited to a special evening hosted by Susan Merrill and the Salinas Valley Leadership Group

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Merrill Home Ranch
14320 Reservation Road, Salinas, California

A chance to hear about local candidate races, The Salina...

July 18, 2018

ATTENTION CANDIDATES! The filing period for offices in the November 6, 2018 election is OPEN now through August 10th. If you are interested in running for local office, please contact us!

June 12, 2018

The City of Salinas is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City Commissions, Boards, and Committees to advise the City Council on issues relating to specific areas of responsibility. 

The following Commissions, Boards, Committees currently have vacancies: 

Animal...

April 20, 2018

The June election is just around the corner and absentee ballots are dropping in the mail in a few weeks. Please make sure to vote and encourage your friends and neighbors to vote for:


Steve Bernal for Monterey County Sheriff
John Phillips for District 2 Monterey Count...

April 16, 2018

Join us April 19th for our 2018 Annual Meeting! Dinner will include a full BBQ spread, as well as presentations from local elected officials and community leaders. Contact us today to RSVP or click here for more information!

March 14, 2018

Joe Alvarez, Sal Alvarez, Ed & Rosa Boutonnet, Ricky & Cecy Cabrera, Dr. Roly Cabrera, Don & Barbara Chapin, Kurt Gollnick, Dale & Mary Jane Huss, and Rob Weakley invite you to an evening in support of John Phillips For District 2 Supervisor!

Thursday, March...

February 12, 2018

There are many local elections taking place this June that are critical to our community.  Please take a look below to see which seats which are open and if you know anyone who may want to serve their community in this way, please let us know!  The mission of Salinas V...

September 26, 2017

Today is National Voter Registration Day. You can register to vote by picking up and filling out a registration card at your local city hall or county elections office, or by registering online. Through the National Voter Registration Day website, you can also find out...

February 1, 2017

As you know, our mission for the Salinas Valley Leadership Group is to affect change in local elected office by finding qualified candidates to run for these positions and by providing support and mentoring for these candidates. We understand the importance of searchin...

October 26, 2016

Please make sure to vote and encourage your friends and neighbors to vote for:

Salinas Mayor – Joe Gunter
Salinas City Council, District 1 – Scott Davis
Salinas City Council, District 4 – Virginia Mendoza
Salinas City Council, District 6 – John Villegas
Soledad City Cou...

May 9, 2016

Absentee ballots are dropping in the mail today. Please make sure to vote and encourage your friends and neighbors to vote for:

District 1 – Fernando Armenta

District 4 – Dennis Donohue

District 5 – Dave Potter

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