Ralph Peduto (1942-2014) was a creative force on the Santa Cruz arts scene for 35 years
For someone who promises to be a smart, fresh alternative to sitting fourth district supervisor Greg Caput, candidate Jimmy Dutra did a good job of following the incumbent’s lead last week—although that might not win him too many votes in the business community.
“There are so many issues I care deeply about—environmental, social, economic—and this is the chance to really have an impact on them,” says Leonie Sherman, who just announced a bid for Santa Cruz City Council. She contemplates her words carefully and delivers them with bold enthusiasm. “This is the moment.”
Does Santa Cruz need campaign finance reform?
Every competitor knows the importance of setting clear rules before the start of a game, tournament or season—whether it’s a pick-up game in the park or the NBA. Should an election be any different? Of course not.