Congress

Independent Barbara Honegger is one of five candidates to running to replace retiring Congressman Sam Farr.  During the Reagan Bush Administration, Honegger worked in the Justice Department on a project to eliminate sexual discrimination from federal and state laws.  She later resigned calling the President’s commitment to the effort a sham. 

Honegger is also active in the 911 Truth movement.  Journalist Lewis Leader interviewed her about her run for Congress and how her beliefs about September 11th  play a role.

Hospital Lab Technician and Union Representative Joe Williams is one for five candiates running to replace Congressman Sam Farr.  Williams, who is  from Santa Cruz , calls himself a Berniecrat and is on the ticket for the Peace and Freedom Party.  Journalist Lewis Leader interviewed Williams about why he’s running.

    

Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Jimmy Panetta is one of  three candidates, so far, running to replace retiring Representative Sam Farr in the 20th Congressional District, which includes Monterey and San Benito Counties as well as parts of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

Doug McKnight

State Senator Bill Monning is running for re-election.  He made the announcement Tuesday in Monterey outside of Colton Hall where the California Constitution was signed.

He won the seat to represent District 17  in 2012.  He now serves as Senate Majority Leader.

During his speech, Monning talked about his accomplishments since being elected including the recently passed “End of Life Option Act,” and the establishment of the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery on the former Fort Ord.

Doug McKnight

Former Assemblywoman Anna Caballero hopes to return to the California State Assembly.

Her announcement Thursday came as a surprise to some who thought she would run for the Congressional seat of retiring Representative Sam Farr.

But standing in the sunlit courtyard of the Salinas City Hall where she served 15 years as councilwoman and mayor, Anna Caballero announced she is running for the state Assembly seat now held by Luis Alejo.

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