Jennifer Anderson, Live Oak School District

Paul Garcia, Live Oak School District

Randy Johnson, Scotts Valley City Councilmember

Gayle Ortiz, Fmr. Capitola Mayor, Owner Gayle’s Bakery & Rosticceria

Sam Storey, Capitola City Councilmember

Nels Westman, Capitola Parking and Traffic Commissioner, President Capitola Village & Resident’s Association

Susan Westman, Fmr. Capitola City Manager, Capitola Planning Commissioner


Ted Burke, Owner Shadowbrook Restaurant - “Manu can deliver new and better ways to make local government more efficient and responsible. Same ol’, same ol’ doesn’t work in today’s modern world.”

Tyler Fox, Publisher Santa Cruz Waves Magazine, Mavericks Big Wave Surfer

Bill Simpkins, Live Oak Neighbor

Robert Stephens, Fmr. Chair of Santa Cruz County Land Trust and Founding Chair of Audubon California

Community Members

Frank “Buzz” Anderson, Owner, Mid County Auto Supply - “Manu will be an excellent 1st District Supervisor. He knows the issues facing the county and will be responsive to the needs of the community. His administration will be transparent and he will make decisions with input from a wide range of citizens. I can't think of a better candidate. He is intelligent, pragmatic and a genuine public servant. He will be a steward of the environment and will be fiscally wise in spending taxpayer money. He is not beholden to special interests. Manu will bring a youthful exuberance to the office of county supervisor. He is just what we need to get the county moving in the right direction.”

Barbara Bacon, Owner, Flower Business

Jack Brown, Founder Take Charge and Go - “I have worked with Manu on several campaigns and love his enthusiasm and energy. He will be a welcome change to the old way of doing things in Santa Cruz and will bring real change for all residents of the county.”

William Cook, William Cook Constructions and Designs - “Manu is one of the most positive, persistent and attentive people I know. He is a natural for addressing the challenges our county faces at this time.”

Anita Gabriel, Soquel Village Business Owner

William Menchine, Self-Employed Property Manager

Sue Peoples, Teacher PVUSD - “Manu is the change that we need, He is smart, energetic and has the capacity to think out of the box. If you are happy with the way things are going vote for Leopold. If you want our community to thrive and reach its full potential we need Manu!”

Dave Smith, Self-Employed

David Thiermann, Career Counselor - “Always hire the best.”

James Thompson, 50+ years as a Resident in Santa Cruz and an active Board member of many organizations - “Manu's experience and his genuine affection for the Santa Cruz that we can be is strong deep and multifaceted.”

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