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Felipe Hernandez
Watsonville City Councilmember/Veteran    831-707-4382    Age: 49

Born and raised in Watsonville, attended local schools, enlisted in the Army at 17 as Combat Medic. Proudly served in the 1st Cavalry Division in the Persian Gulf War, earning numerous medals.

Attended Cabrillo and Gavilan Colleges, before transferring to UCSC and graduating with a degree in Community Studies. Worked as a Political Organizer with the UFW and SEIU to help improve the quality of life for working families.

Longtime involvement in Santa Cruz County and state Democratic Parties. I am a proud member of the American Legion Post 121 and VFW Post 1716.

I served as Mayor of Watsonville, the Vice-Mayor and as a Councilmember for 9 years.

Some of my accomplishments include: fought Sacramento to return $4.4 million to Watsonville, negotiated 90 days extension and relocation assistance at Crossroads stores, approved over 250 new homes, created our region’s best skate park for our youth and brought FedEx Regional Hub, creating over 400 jobs.

Cabrillo faces new challenges and I am ready to do the same. I have served my country and our community my entire adult life. I respectfully ask for your vote to be your representative on the Cabrillo College Board of Trustees.