Dear supporters and friends,
After much reflection, I have decided to discontinue my campaign for election to the Santa Cruz County Superior Court.
So much has happened since March. I was honored to receive enough votes in the primary to compete in a top-two runoff in November and also to earn the full support of the 3rd place candidate, Jack Gordon, for moving forward.
But the world turned upside down immediately after the primary, with the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders. Coronavirus surges in prisons and jails placed further pressure on Santa Cruz County’s understaffed court system.
Having succeeded at my original goal of displacing the unqualified incumbent, I have now decided that it is time to unite the community and end my electoral campaign. I look forward to working actively with the primary frontrunner, County Counsel Nancy de la Peña, to ensure that the Santa Cruz community benefits from the ethical, equitable, and compassionate judiciary we deserve.
I am extremely grateful to all the people who have given so much support to my campaign.