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Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson (Photo by J. Guevara)
Meet Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson
- Age: 44
- Residence: Lower Westside of Santa Cruz
- Occupation: Kalantari-Johnson is a co-founder of Impact Launch. It’s a local company that provides project design, planning and coaching for social service teams. She also runs an independent consulting business in project management and grant writing.
- Local government experience: Kalantari-Johnson is in her second year on the Santa Cruz City Council. Her term ends in December 2024. She’s a city representative on several boards, including the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District.
- Other connections:
- Board member of the Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley, a nonprofit health care foundation that provides grants and wellness services.
- Board member of the Central California Alliance for Health, a nonprofit health insurance agency that administers Medi-Cal locally.
In the Nov 8 primary election, residents of the North Coast and most of the City of Santa Cruz will choose a new District 3 representative on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. You vote on this race if you live in District 3. View a map or enter your address to see if you live in District 3.
Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson is one of two candidates. Read Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide for the other candidates:
Kalantari-Johnson and Cummings are in a Nov. 8 runoff because they were the top two vote-getters in the June 7 primary and no candidate received more than 50% of the vote. Cummings received 39.75% of the vote and Kalantari-Johnson received 43.06%.
Santa Cruz Local pressed the candidates on priorities we heard from District 3 residents this spring. For a deeper understanding of the candidates, listen to Santa Cruz Local’s podcast episode: District 3 Santa Cruz County supervisor candidates address voters’ priorities. Here are some of Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson’s positions on issues brought forth by voters.
Kalantari-Johnson’s voting record on the Santa Cruz City Council
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