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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City Council, Council District 1 — City of Salinas

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Brian Contreras

Non Profit Executive Director
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Scott Davis

Business Owner/Deputy
1,343 votes (31.89%)Winning
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Nonprofit Executive Director
1,298 votes (30.82%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • • Make youth and gang violence a priority, using successful practices that have shown to reduce violence
  • • Creating a viable solution to address the homeless situation.
  • • Putting youth and families first. Working to provide youth with quality, life-enriching activities to help keep them from gangs or other criminal behavior

Experience

Experience

Profession:Non Profit Executive Director
Executive Director, Second Chance Youth Program of Monterey County (1989–2016)
Parks Commission, Monterey County Supervisors — Appointed position (2005–2016)
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Commission, Monterey County Superior Courts — Appointed position (2000–2009)
Restorative Justice Commission, Monterey County Supervisors — Appointed position (2001–2004)
Parks and Recreation Commission, Salinas City Council — Appointed position (1995–1998)
Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Commission, Monterey County Supervisors — Appointed position (1993–1996)

Biography

Brian is the founding Executive Director of 2nd Chance family & Youth Services program, a community based counseling agency whose primary mission is to work with youth and families at risk of gang membership.

He studied Non-Profit Leadership and Management at San Jose State University, Behavioral Services Management at University of Phoenix, and graduated from Hartnell College.  He believes change in the community comes from action, not words. He is the only candidate who has been an active volunteer in this community with over 30 years of volunteering & government experience.

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Organizations (3)

  • Service Employees International Union, Local 521
  • Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Monterey County Democratic Party

Individuals (4)

  • Monterey County Supervisor, Fernando Armenta
  • City Council member, Tony Barrera
  • City Council Member, Gloria De La Rosa
  • Kelly McMillin, Salinas Police Chief, Ret.

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Juan G. Sandoval

Maintenance Worker
921 votes (21.87%)
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Jose Castaneda

Salinas City Councilmember
650 votes (15.43%)
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