Wendy Root Askew is a mother to a young child, wife to an architect, and daughter to a parent educator and retired Army Colonel. A creative problem-solver with 4th generation deep roots in our community. Wendy is committed to advancing policy that promotes the ability of families – in all their forms.
She is committed to supporting all Monterey County residents to have their basic needs met in safe, connected communities where there is opportunity for personal fulfillment and access to protected natural resources. Her priorities as Supervisor include: social equity, healthcare access, high quality services, access to affordable child care, water and mass transit solutions, increased accountability and customer service for County services, housing, and recovery from the pandemic.
Since assuming office I have been reminded about the critical importance of relationships among elected and community leadership, especially in times of crisis. I have worked for years to build trusting relationships with a broad coalition of community leaders who know how to work together to navigate our path forward.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed pervasive inequities — in healthcare access, wages, paid sick leave, paid family leave, educational opportunities, housing, childcare, health outcomes, internet and computers — that have not occurred overnight, nor will they be solved quickly. I am committed to doing what it takes, for as long as it takes, to create a more just and equitable community for every resident.
As Supervisor, I am committed to staying laser focused on keeping our communities safe and healthy, keeping our children in school and our residents employed, and addressing our housing needs now and for future generations.
I am honored to be your County Supervisor. My staff and I have compiled some helpful resources available here. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need to be connected to support or services. I am here and honored to serve you.
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Monterey County Supervisor Wendy Root Askew
2616 1st Avenue, Marina, California 93933, United States
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