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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Monterey CountyCandidate for Supervisor, Supervisorial District 5

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Mary Lucille Adams

Retired Nonprofit Ceo
16,616 votes (55.77%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure a reliable water supply. Success will require expanding conservation activities, aquifer storage and recovery, and wastewater purification, and finally reaching a solution to desal.
  • Stop wasting taxpayer money on pursuing development projects that have no place in our county. We must protect our environment, limit traffic, and conserve water, while continuing to fuel the economy with living wage jobs.
  • Reduce traffic and improve transportation, involving increased workforce housing, incentivized mass transit, and more resources from Sacramento. Mary will be bold in introducing cost-effective, outside-the-box solutions to our traffic problems.



Profession:Retired CEO, United Way Monterey County
President and CEO, United Way Monterey County (2001–2015)
Executive Committee Member, Children's Council of Monterey County — Appointed position (2002–2015)
President, California Biomedical Research Association (1999–2001)
Senior Vice President, American Heart Association (1993–1999)
Senior Vice President, American Diabetes Association (1991–1993)
Director of Public Issues, American Cancer Society (1988–1991)
Chair of the Administrative Committee, Grand Jury of Monterey County — Appointed position (1980–1981)


Saint Mary's College Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), management (1983)

Community Activities

Board of Trustees, York School (2010–current)
Distinguished Rotarian, Salinas Rotary Club (2004–current)
Founding Member, Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (2009–2015)
Co-Chair, Lead Me Home, 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness (2011–2015)
Conveyor, Impact Monterey County (2012–2015)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Monterey County Superior Court Judge Susan M. Dauphine (Ret.)
  • Monterey County Supervisor Karin Strasser Kauffman (Ret.)
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin (Ret.)

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