Monday, November 21, 2011

Mark Stone Announces Endorsements

Mark Stone's campaign for the State Assembly announced today that Assemblyman Bill Monning and the California League of Conservation Voters have endorsed his candidacy for State Assembly.  The entire news release is presented below.

Assemblymember Bill Monning Endorses Mark Stone for the 29th Assembly District

(Santa Cruz, CA) Bill Monning, who represents California’s 27th Assembly District, today announced his endorsement of Mark Stone for the 29th District State Assembly seat.

“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of Mark Stone for State Assembly,” commented Mr. Monning. “I have known Mark Stone for many years throughout his time as a Santa Cruz County Supervisor where he has championed social and environmental causes. He has served the State of California wisely as a California Coastal Commissioner, upholding the values of coastal protection that are so important to this district. I believe we can count on Mark to apply his integrity and intelligence to protecting the diverse communities, the natural environment, and the creative local businesses that make our region so special.”

Mark Stone was also recently endorsed by the California League of Conservation Voters, one of the premier conservation groups in the state. 

He was gratified to get Mr. Monning’s endorsement at this early stage of his campaign. He said,"I am indeed honored to receive the endorsement of Assemblymember Bill Monning. Bill has distinguished himself as a leader in healthcare, social justice and environmental protection. I believe that our past history of working together will enhance the prospects of advancing strong representation for our region."

Monning is running for the California State Senate in the new 17th Senate District, encompassing Santa Cruz County, parts of Santa Clara and Monterey Counties, and San Luis Obispo County.

Mark Stone has served on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors for over eight years and currently serves as Chair. He has served as a Commissioner on the California Coastal Commission since 2009 where he cast several key votes on environmental decisions. He is the Vice-chair of the Commission. Mr. Stone, a Democrat, is running to replace Assemblymember Bill Monning for the newly drawn 29th Assembly District
which encompasses most of Santa Cruz County, coastal Monterey County and parts of Santa Clara County, including the cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Carmel. Mark Stone lives in Scotts Valley, California.

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