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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Monterey County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, District 5

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Vinz J. Koller

3,569 votes (7.32%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Unifying the Democratic Party through strong organization and a clear message
  • Promoting candidates who speak frankly and act honestly in promoting the public's business
  • Working to advance the common good - opportunity for everyone



Monterey Institute of International Studies MA, International Policy Studies (1988)


Vinz Koller has lived on the Monterey Peninsula for nearly thirty years. Since 2006 is the Chair of the Monterey County Democratic Party. He worked on the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns in several swing states. As a member of the Electoral College he cast the vote for Barack Obama for the 17th Congressional District in 2008.

Here in Monterey County he has managed the 2004, 2008, and 2012 presidential and special election campaigns since then. He is a firm believer in reaching fellow voters person-to-person to build a strong, effective, and unified Democratic Party that represents the dreams of the many and not the privileges of the few.

Vinz is Director of Training and Technical Assistance at Social Policy Research Associates and is in frequent demand as trainer and facilitator on a wide range of workforce and economic development related topics for the U.S. Department of Labor, Education, and for state and local agencies. His specialty is in organizational improvement and in managing for results. He has an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in political science and English from the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

In his free time he likes to hike the Big Sur coastline, paddle on the bay in his kayak, or climb Sierra peaks on skis or ride the bike trails at the former Fort Ord. For eighteen seasons he has also been singing in the Carmel Bach Festival chorus.

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