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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California

Condado de MontereyCandidato para Supervisor, Distrito 1

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Fernando Armenta

Monterey County Supervisor
2,099 votos (25.15%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Healthcare and Senior Services
  • Youth, Prevention and Public Safety
  • Economic Development and Affordable Housing



Profesión:Supervisor-District 1, Incumbent
Monterey County Supervisor-District 1, County of Monterey Board of Supervisors — Cargo elegido (2000–2016)


San Jose State University M.S.W., Social Work (1979)
San Diego State University B.A. , Social Welfare (1976)


Fernando Armenta

Born in Salinas, Married to Noemi Armenta

One Son, three grandchildren

Has lived in District 1 since 1987 (nearly 30 years)

Elected in 1991-Salinas City Council-District 1

Appointed Salinas City Mayor Pro-Tempore 1997 to 2000

Elected Monterey County Supervisor 2000
Re-Elected in 2004, 2008, 2012

Fernando Armenta was born and raised in the City of Salinas.  He comes from a family of 11 at the age of 8 he was hospitalized in Natividad Medical Center and for nearly 4 months he had no human contact because he had tuberculosis.  He was traumatized as a child, but by the age of 11 he was a shoe shiner and delivering and selling newspapers in China Town to help his family financially.  Fernando understands hard work and understands his community.
Fernando attended local schools and attended Hartnell College. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1976 where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare. He worked locally for a non-profit before going back to school. In 1979 he received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Jose State University and began working for the County of Monterey. He worked for Child Protective Services dealing with families in crisis and developing plans in assisting children and families.
In 1987 Mr. Armenta became the Medical Social Work Manager at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California.
Fernando and his wife Noemi reside in East Salinas. They have one son and three grandsons. His son is a Veteran and served in Iraq.
Fernando served on the Salinas City Council from 1991 till 2000. He served as Mayor Pro-Tem from 1997 until his departure from office in November of 2000 to become our County Supervisor and has been your District 1 County Supervisor since January 9, 2001.
Fernando has been recognized for his community and public service on numerous occasions. Fernando has been a pioneer and leader addressing numerous community civil rights issues, labor issues, affordable housing, homeless advocacy and social service needs.
He was a community organizer for the United Farm Workers in 1976, and he has been involved in grassroots organizing since and has been a public servant in one form or another as a volunteer or as an elected official. He was instrumental in introducing the idea of building a Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Park in the City of Salinas, as well as naming César Chávez Elementary School, Library and Park in Salinas, California and making certain that Natividad Medical Center not only is viable but provides great healthcare and now is a level 2 trauma center.
Fernando served in the U.S. Army from 1968 till 1972. He served in two overseas military tours; one was in Okinawa, Japan for approximately one year and the second was in South Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Supervisor Armenta received an honorable discharge on January 18, 1972-at the rank of Sergeant E-5.
Fernando as a native of Salinas that was born in Salinas, has served Salinas and understands that we must support our local businesses, our local workforce and that they in turn must support our local community. He understands that together our community will foster! 
He was here yesterday, he is here today and he will be here tomorrow!

Experience, Trust and Leadership

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

I believe in the good of people and I always believe in being positive. My belief is that we give everyone a fair shake. I believe in building community and breaking barriers. I believe that by working together we can solve many of the issues before us. It is the responsibility of us all to solve what is at hand.

It is my responsibility as an elected official to put forth ideas and information gathered through listening to my constituents, as well as all the county residents that are interested in speaking to me or the board as a whole. In listening to these concerns and thoughts I also gather information, review information and analyze all before me in order to make sound policy decisions.

My philosophy includes having an open door policy to all, and listening to all in order to make the best possible decision. After listening, analyzing and defining a position I make those crucial decisions to try and deal with those issues before us. I believe that that is true leadership. It is important that policies implemented are policies that will benefit the most not just a few.

I am committed to working on solving working to bring jobs to our County, making healthcare accessible and affordable and focusing community efforts on the public safety issues before us. Beyond that, we must deal with the root of many of our problems that we face as a community and that is the economy. We must work collaboratively with various sectors of our business communty as well as business advocacy groups to make certain that these sectors are prosperous in order for the community at large to prosper as well. For example I just moved forward a local job ordinance-this ordinance will assist in making certain that the County gives an advantage to local businesses that provide jobs for our community.

I am committed to the following:


Developing healthcare opportunities for all county residents.


Making certain public safety issues are addressed and that our youth have positive avenues and opportunities to pursue.


Creating local jobs and strengthening our community through our economy.


I am a Vietnam Veteran and my son, Fernando Jr., is a veteran of the Iraq war. i have fought to make sure veterans receive the necessary services they deserve, and was instrumental in the creation of the Vietnam Memorial Park.


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A Letter To District 1 Residents


I am a lifelong resident of Salinas. My vision is simple, make government transparent and seamless. My number one priority is you, your family and our community. I have spent my entire life fighting for our families. So let's roll up our sleeves! Together, we can do great things for Salinas and the County of Monterey.

Dear District 1 Residents,

As a lifelong resident of Salinas, I am honored to serve you as your County Supervisor. I too have felt the economic downturn and believe as you do that the past few years have been extremely difficult. I pledge to continue working hard for you and your family. I will continue to push for: access to high-quality, affordable health care, a safe community, good-paying jobs, and overall accessible government that listens to the community. My vision is simple, make government transparent and seamless. I know that people don't care if they are calling their City, County or State and they could care less of what department takes care of pot holes, their disability issue, or their child support issue as long as it is taken care of. This philosophy of let's take care of it, let's not worry whom gets the credit is what I am all about.

My number one priority is you, your family and our community! I recognize that government doesn't always work, but I believe we must continue to make strides to make our County government work for the people. As your Supervisor I will continue to lobby for federal and state dollars for our communities and will continue working with our community to better District 1 and the County of Monterey.

I have spent my entire life fighting for our families, and I have brought that same fighting spirit to the County of Monterey for the past 11 years. People from all walks of life make up our community, from seniors, to business people, and from youth to those working in the fields. We all have dreams and aspirations. My goal is to make our County a better place to live. But it can't happen without you. Won't you get involved!

It is up to each and everyone one of us.  Not one person and certainly not one elected official will be able to solve all issues.  Anyone that says or pretends to do so is lying to our community and lying to themselves.  We cannot approach difficult issues by ourselves nor can we pretend as if we do it alone, we have to work on solving complex issues such as violence, and homelessness together!

So let's roll up our sleeves! Together, we can do great things for Salinas and the County of Monterey


Fernando Armenta Monterey County Supervisor-District 1


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