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Endorsements

California Nurses Association and National Nurses United
IBEW 639

Tri Counties Building & Construction Trades Council

Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 403

Salud Carbajal

US Congressman

Bill Monning

State Senator

Bruce Gibson

County Supervisor

Adam Hill

County Supervisor

John Shoals

Grover Beach Mayor

Andy Pease

SLO City Council

Dan Rivoire

SLO City Council

Aaron Gomez

SLO City Council

Jeff Lee

Grover Beach City Council

Mariam Shah

Grover Beach City Council

Dawn Addis

Morro Bay City Council Candidate

Levi Sanders

Congressional Candidate

"We were on the Chamber’s Vision Committee together, and I was so impressed with Heidi’s deep understanding of our complex local economy and its relationship to our natural environment, her authentic desire to represent all segments of the community, and her ability to recognize today’s unique challenges and opportunities.”

Dave Garth
Chamber CEO for 39 Years

And a Coalition of San Luis Obispo Residents

Ryan Alaniz, Associate Professor of Sociology
Lan Alcorn, Baker
Ben Alexander
Adrienne Allebe, Assistant Professor of Art, Allan Hancock College
Stephanie Allen
Jeff Almashat
Mark Alonzo, Owner – SLO Trenchless
Nick Andre
Alena Andrews
Manuel Barba, Self employed
Robyn Berry
Kim Bisheff, Cal Poly lecturer
Lise Bjorck
Laura Bjorklund
Samson Blackwell
Jeanne Blackwell
Berkeley Blake, Union Electrician
Gage Bock, Professional Life Coach
Boo Boo Records
Quinn Brady
Michele Brooks
Bailey Brown, Talent Manager
Mitchell Carr
Joan Carter, Retired
Linda Castellón Comfort, Culinary Artist
Violet Cavanaugh, Assembly District Delegate
Julianna Cementina
Anika Chambers
Monique Chenault
Linda Chimenti
Sue Chippendale
Kelli Chollar
Larissa Clarke
John Alan Connerley, Musician-Diplomat
Dan Cook, Retired
George Cotkin, Emeritus Professor of History
Roberto Covey
Major Dalton
Mimi DeForest
Claudia Devaux
Andrea Devitt
Robi Duganne, Retired
Jay Erker
Liz Espy, Self Employed
Dawn Feuerberg
Jeremy Fleming
Kimberly Fonturbel, Mom
Pat Foote
Erin Foote Food Program Supervisor, ASI Children’s Center
Vince Fortunado
Josh Fox, Fimmaker
Jason Frankovitz, Software Investigator
Suzie Freeman, Partner Services Manager
Joe Galliani, President/Mr. Joe’s Really Big Productions
Dave Garth, Chamber CEO for 39 Years
Amaya Giauque
Keith Gledhill
Marc Goldberg, Owner Windward Vineyard.
Daniel Gómez, Business owner
Kay Gore, Grant Writer
Gabriel Granados
Tarrah Graves
Susan Graves, Grants Manager
Rich Graziano, University Faculty
Adrienne Greve, Professor
Brian Haberly, Board Member – 350 Silicon Valley
Courtney Haile
Elle Harlow
Gary Havas, Community Volunteer
Damon Hayou
Donna Helete Grief Coach
Grant Helete
Barbara Hernandez
Travis Higgins
Jason Hoar, Enterpreaur
J. Tavener Holland
Jackie Holland
Greg Holt, Chef/Owner Big Sky Cafe
Judy Hornaday, Retired
Judy Hornday

Michelle Houston
Sam Hughes, Environmental Planner
Philip Hurst, Retired Business Owner
AJ Jansen
Ali Jansen
Jacob Johnson
Spencer Johnston, Chef-entrepreneur-Resturant Owner
Cory Jones
Lisa Jouet, Small Business Owner, Jouet Studio
Sarra Kaufman, Yoga Teacher/Ayurvedic Practitioner
Melinda Keller, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Cal Poly
Anne Kennard, Doctor/OBGYN Physician
Clare Kennedy
Maia Kiley
Adam Kirchner
Jennifer Klay, Professor of Physics
Matt Klepfer, Community Organizer, Recent Cal Poly Graduate
Noha Kolkailah
Victoria Kromhout, Yoga teacher
Hilary Langdon, Marketing Manager at All Good Products
Ryan Lawrence, Owner SLO Movement Arts Center / Dance Instructor and Physical Therapist
Ian Levy
Patrick Lin Philosophy Professor
Kim Lisagor Bisheff lecturer, author
Dede Lombardo
Jannea Long
Wendy Lucas retired physical therapist
Keanu LyDay Student, Leader
Brenda Ma
Gary Madonna
Brandon Martinez
Laura Maxwell
Caity McCardell Volunteer Support, Transitions Mental Health Association
Terry McCrea CPA/CFO
Steve McGrath Executive
Evelia Melenez
Robin Mitchell Hee Realtor
Sarah Montes Reinhart Non-Profit Director
Rob Moore Secretary of Cal Poly Democrats/ Chair of Student Engagement Committee for the ASI Board of Directors
Jason Moyer
Jack Murphy
Hector Navarro
Laurel Neufeld-Williams R.N., B.S.N.
Thomas Ogren Writer
Chenin Otto Civil Engineer
Jessamyn Pattison
Carol Paulsen
Linda Pax, Retired Elementary Teacher
Josh Payne, Dj
Stephen Peck
Sean Perry
Claire Phillips 4th generation SLO resident
Gretchen Prince Senior Registered Relationship Manager
Samantha Pruitt Small Local Business Owner
Karen Rainbolt
Elena Ramos Peffly Homemaker
Barry Rands Electric Vehicle Specialist, SLO Climate Coalition
Sarah Reinhart
Paula Reynosa
Melissa Richardson Owner, – Advanced Practitioner, Gratitude Energy Medicine
Natalie Risner
Michaela Robbins Biologist

Michal Robinson Retired
Susan Robinson, Retired Physician
Monique Roman, Designer
Emily Rosten
Lluvia Santana
Tod Sarguis
Tyler Scheidt
Heidi Schreck, Financial Aid Advisor, Cal Poly
Pete Schwartz, Physics Professor, Cal Poly
Mary Kay Semon, Manager
John Semon, Retired
Aislinn Sexton-Moyer
Ariel Shannon
James Sofranko
Jessica Soni
Erin Stehli, Teacher
Dara Stepanek, High school math teacher
Stephen Stern, Lawyer and adjunct professor
Sherri Stoddard
Diane Suderman
Sharon Sutliff
Vicki Tamoush Administrator
Monica Tarzier Retired marriage and family counselor
Jonathan Tasini
Feben Tefferra
Quincy Tobin
Alan Tremper
Gina Tremper
Carmen Trudell
Joyce Tseng
Ethan Turer
Marieke Van Beurden Disabilities/Behavior Specialist
Chris Van Beveren Owner/Manager of Beck Travel
Eric Veium Energy Engineer
Cheryl Vines
Steve Walker
Kathie Walker
Michael Walker Teacher
Annie Wessels Business Development Manager
Amy West Marine scientist and science communicator
Stacey White Architect, Business Owner, and Mom
Tim Wilkinson Sales at MINDBODY
Jacquoline Williams Garden Designer (accessible gardens)
Floyd Wilson
Judy Wilson
Floyd Wilson Photogrammetrist
Mary Wood Wood Retired Teacher
Kara Woodruff
Rosemary Wrenn
Aimee Wyatt
Wnne Wyatt planner
Julie Zafiratos admin coordinator

*All titles are for identification purposes only.

"As a downtown business owner, I wholeheartedly support Heidi Harmon as the Mayor and her vision for our city. She uses innovation, community outreach, education, and a deep passion for our environment to make thoughtful decisions that benefit us short term, but more importantly long term. As a business owner, I value the care and concern she offers for the success of small businesses in our community. But even more so, as a mother, I value her concern for the next generation andthe environment/community they will inherit. I am excited for Heidi to be reelected to a second term so that she can continue on this path and forge a better future for us all."

Shannon Len

Shannon Len
Downtown Business Owner, Len Collective

"Heidi has been an outstanding leader on many community issues. She goes above and beyond to engage local residents in the conversation because she cares so much about this city and welcomes an inclusive conversation. While participating in one of her neighborhood walks, I was inspired how she listened to their concerns and then offered solutions on how to create the community they wanted to see."

Dale Stoker
Cal Poly

"Heidi has been a great leader for the city of San Luis Obispo. She has been a great communicator bringing together the different facets of our community to understand our small town’s concerns and working with the council to find solutions. She has challenged our town to be part of the 21st century addressing the current and future needs like affordable housing, and renewable energy. I like that she not only shows us her mayoral life, but her personal day in the life projects; walking around town and watching her prepare for speaking engagements through social media—she’s an INVOLVED community member who cares, and her beliefs don’t stop when she leaves the walls of the City Council."

Renoda Campbell
Owner, Renoda Campbell Photography

"I have been very impressed with Heidi Harmon as our Mayor, a leader and an organizer. Her presence at numerous community events and her creation and participation in neighborhood walks has shown a high level of energy and dedication to engagement. As an organizer, I believe she is especially talented at recognizing local people and inspiring them to contribute to the betterment of our community. She has inspired me personally to become a more active participant in our City. As a leader, she has a vision along with the confidence and fortitude to lead our community into a sustainable future. We are lucky to have her."

Kristen Hazard
Founder of Suntoucher, LLC

“Mayor Harmon listens to the community and represents the needs of the people. She’s deeply involved and makes government accessible.”

Robin Mitchell-Hee

“Heidi is progressive, advocates for the oppressed, and believes in community engagement and empowerment.”

Joyce Tseng

“Mayor Harmon is deeply committed to the betterment of San Luis Obispo. She has worked: to protect the environment by lowering our plastic footprint, to build political transparency by holding officials accountable, to empower women, children, and students by connecting them with city resources, and to support less well-off residents by investigating strategies to address the housing crisis, Heidi has proven herself a strong, passionate, and engaged leader for our community who has earned my support.”

Dr. Ryan Alaniz

Associate Professor of Sociology

“I appreciate Mayor Harmon’s compassionate vision of this community and it’s future, I support the foundation of dialogue she is laying to address real issues we face as a 21st century community.”

Mitchell Carr

Office Professional

“We need someone who isn’t afraid to stand up and speak for what’s right.”

Keanu LyDay

Student, Leader

“As a community organizer, delegate and Emerge California graduate Heidi comes with experience and a fresh perspective; both necessary traits for understanding and creatively solving complex issues to benefit the greater good of all concerned.”

Erika Feresten

Leadership Coach

“We need Heidi as Mayor to maintain to momentum that she has been able to start, especially on housing and transportation, issues that have direct impact on climate change.”

Barry Rands

Electric Vehicle Specialist, SLO Climate Coalition

“I met Heidi several years ago at a SLO Clean Water meeting. I was immediately impressed by her passion to help SLO become not only a better place but the best place to live. We have continued our journey to save the environment through a number of environmental actions and have had victories for our hard work. She is a great leader, a great organizer, and has a beautiful sweet heart. If you want someone who loves SLO and is willing to fight for a sustainable future Heidi is the woman for the job.”

Linda Chimenti

“Heidi has shown to be a wonderful and compassionate advocate for our city. Her heart and dedication shows through her willingness to listen and empower the people in our community.”

Marieke Van Beurden

Disabilities/Behavior Specialist

“She is creative, authentic, energetic, and has both a macro and micro view of the needs of today and the future.”

Alexis Gharavi

Teacher

“I worked with Mayors from over 30 cities, but I’ve never worked with one as hard working, dedicated, intelligent and compassionate as Heidi Harmon. She makes me want to move my business to SLO!”

Joe Galliani

Mr. Joe’s Really Big Productions

“She wants to move our community toward 100% renewable energy, and she works to include all citizens of SLO in the decision-making, political process. As mayor, she is accessible and willing to listen to her constituents. Heidi is very knowledgeable about the local issues, and she is a strong leader!”

Linda Pax

Retired Elementary Teacher

"Heidi cares about every member of our community and works tirelessly to make sure that every one of us has a voice. Under her leadership, SLO City has done more than ever before to advance our city's fight against climate change."

Eric Veium
Energy Engineer

"Heidi is in this for the people of SLO - not corporations or big campaign donors. I trust Heidi to listen to all sides and work for the good of all of SLO."

Julie Zafiratos
Admin Coordinator

"Heidi is a good representative for the working families that live in the city of San Luis Obispo. She is dedicated and ready to advocate for progressive reform in healthcare reform, climate change, building up working class families with strong leadership and good relationships with local unions."

Violet Cavanaugh
Assembly District Delegate

"She is forward in her thinking about improving our community and truly cares about all its citizens!"

Susan Graves
Grants Manager

“Heidi was very enthusiastic and responsive in my efforts to get something going to help Puerto Rico. Every email she sent me ended with “What can I do to help you?” This is unusual for any public official.”

– Chris Van Beveren, Owner of Beck Travel

“Heidi should be our next mayor because she listens and is open to change. We need to think about our climate and how it is changing. We need to get out of our cars, ride our bikes, use the bus and walk!”

– Lisa Jouet, Small Business Owner/Jouet Studio

“Heidi, in her approach to managing San Luis Obispo, adroitly balances hope and pragmatism, vision and realism. It’s hard to do, and Heidi does it very well!”

– John Alan Connerley, Musician-Diplomat

“Heidi has proven herself to be a great mayor. She is fully engaged with her community and is passionate about making a difference.”

– Gretchen Prince, Senior Registered Relationship Manager

“She’s done an amazing job so far. I am impressed with her commitment, energy, and passion.”

– Pete Schwartz, Physics Professor, Cal Poly

“She is fully present in our community and makes astounding effort to better it.”

– Dara Stepanek, High School Math Teacher

“Before Mayor Harmon was elected it was clear that she was committed to her SLO community, passionate about climate change, an excellent listener and was effective at rallying others to get involved in causes they cared about. Now in office, Mayor Harmon continues to shine those strengths, and demonstrates an ability to work cohesively with the rest of the council members and staff, even when there is disagreement. She has a knack for asking intelligent questions and sometimes pointed questions without being condescending. She has demonstrated her capability as mayor.”

– Laura Slaughter, RN

“I like her progressive, pro active approach.”

– Carol Paulsen,

“Because she is the REAL DEAL.”

– Samantha Pruitt, Local Small Business Owner

“Heidi the same progressive values that many of my friends, family and myself share. We need a strong leader to unite San Luis Obispo to create a better future for our entire community, and she is the lady to lead us there.”

– Josh Payne, Small Business Owner

“Heidi cares. She listens to the people of SLO and works diligently to enact positive change. She engages people from all walks of life. She is focused on solving our housing problems and making SLO affordable. She is environmentally aware and prioritizes making SLO sustainable. I’m so excited to have Heidi as our next mayor.”

– Elaine Stewart, Small business owner and mom of 3

“She is kind and listens to all people in our city. We need people on council who listen.”

– Ryan Walker, High School Student

“Heidi Harmon has everything San Luis Obispo needs in a mayor – vision, experience, approachability, and love. She is a community advocate with a unique ability to engage folks into being a part of positive change. A strong advocate for social justice, Heidi Harmon’s commitment to grassroots organizing will empower all of us to engage in the work needed to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable community. She has already transformed our community for the better. Heidi Harmon inspires me. As Mayor, she will create a community that I’m proud to live in.”

– Matt Klepfer, Student at Cal Poly; President, Cal Poly Queer Student Union

“She embodies much of the same values as Bernie Sanders.”

– Charlotte Erlin, Director of Finance

Over the Last 2 Years Heidi Has Earned a Wide Range of Support

Endorsed by Actress Rosario Dawson
Endorsed by Nicholas Belardes

Heidi is an amazing woman and human. She is good for us, because she is intelligent, convicted, open hearted and minded, caring, and has a great sense of humor. Heidi is passionate about life and living well. She is concerned with justice and what makes sense, in effort for positive community and community members.”

– Melinda Kincaid, Psychiatrist

“She is a capable, strong feminine force here on the central coast. Always fighting for the protection of the environment on a local and global level. She believes in this community….and does a stellar job of uniting people to educate themselves and take part in the Democratic process here in San Luis Obispo. She is a wife, mother and my dear friend. I know she will do great things as our next Madame Major!”

– Shy Smith

“SLO City Council needs fresh, progressive ideas.”

– Rich Mortensen

“Heidi has championed climate action and campaign finance reform, two of the most pressing issues for our plane and our democracy.”

– Patricia Golden, Accountant

“Time to get new blood into the office, someone younger who has raised a family here, someone who takes advantage of our downtown culture, someone who recognizes the impact of student housing on our neighborhoods.”

– Karen Wren Mead

“Energetic, tireless fighter for children and the planet. She understands the issues and has the right priorities for SLO. Heidi will make a great Mayor!”

– Brian Haberly, Sierra Club

“Heidi has demonstrated through years of community service, her commitment to a safe and clean environment for all citizens of the Central Coast. She has demonstrated her skill at working across political lines for the good of the community.”

– Tim Webb, Educator

“Heidi built the Bernie Sanders movement from the ground up on the central coast, galvanizing a beautiful grassroots campaign and getting people like me more involved in the political process. She actively offers support to my intersectional feminist club at Cal Poly – strengthening a bond between the campus and the community, encouraging student activism and social justice, representing (often underrepresented) young people, serving as a strong female role model, and actively and intentionally uplifting marginalized voices. She makes herself accessible – I know her personally just through attending community events! She meets us, hears our stories, listens to our visions, and genuinely concerns herself with the wellbeing of this community. Regardless if you supported Bernie or not, Heidi wants the best for SLO and the best for all of us.

She wants to empower tenants and opposes that horrible Rental Housing Inspection Program that we all know and hate. She understands climate change as our most pressing issue as a planet, and wants to push more clean energy in SLO. She understands this city’s need for inclusive, affordable housing. She consistently asks the community members what they want to see out of SLO, and promises to be a true representative of the community’s wants and needs. I would be honored to call her my mayor!”

– Jennifer MacMartin, Student

“She has empathy and care for the people. She has an open ear and an open mind. She could be a brave and wise leader.”

– Henry Mattei, Student

Abbreviated List

Jennifer Randall, Artist

Carrie Wheeler, Superhero

Rose Badrigian, Student/Waitress

Serrina Ruggles, Data Analyst

Olivia Richardson, Teacher

Melissa Richardson, Energy Medicine Practitioner

Dana O’Brien, Business Owner

Faye Lundberg, Insurance Sales

Haas Samantha, Office Manager

Tom Ogren, Writer

Natasha Melia

Logan Hunter, Firefighter

Becky Heart, Life Coach

Linn Bagette, Retired

Anna Lillian Mercado

Stevan Ruszceycky, Lecturer

Elizabeth Johnson, Artist

Carol Paulsen

LynAnne Weist

Jillian K.

Kathy Wilson

Aaron James Norton

Roxanne McDaid, Engineer

Robert Richey, Psychologist

Emily Frances, Teacher

Troy Nino De Rivero, Cook

Ryan Sauter, Artist

Bob Gillette, Camp Host

Victoria Kromhout

Alex Gough

Anne OBrien

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