Endorsements

California Nurses Association and National Nurses United
Citizens Congress
The San Luis Obispo City Firefighters IAFF Local 3523
Americans for Democratic Action - SoCal
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And a Coalition of San Luis Obispo Residents

Heidi believes the position of mayor should stay non-partisan and therefore is not seeking the endorsement of any political party.

Endorsed by Legendary Former Mayor Ken Schwartz

“Heidi Harmon will be a Mayor with both vision and an approach to solving community problems that encompasses the broadest spectrum of citizen participation. I see her using our Council Chambers, not as a courtroom, but as a classroom where citizens, city staff and Councilmembers can learn from each other the means by which we can collectively embellish and grow our wonderful city to be an even better home than we know it today. I urge you to join me in voting for Heidi Harmon as San Luis Obispo Mayor.”

– Former Mayor of SLO, Ken Schwartz

SLO Mayor, 1969 – 1979; Councilman, 1998- 2004

“Time to get new blood into the office, someone younger who has raised a family here, someone who takes advantage of our downtown culture, someone who recognizes the impact of student housing on our neighborhoods.”

– Karen Wren Mead

“She is a capable, strong feminine force here on the central coast. Always fighting for the protection of the environment on a local and global level. She believes in this community….and does a stellar job of uniting people to educate themselves and take part in the Democratic process here in San Luis Obispo. She is a wife, mother and my dear friend. I know she will do great things as our next Madame Major!”

– Shy Smith

“Heidi is progressive, advocates for the oppressed, and believes in community engagement and empowerment.”

– Joyce Tseng

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Endorsed by Actress Rosario Dawson
Endorsed by Nicholas Belardes

“Heidi has championed climate action and campaign finance reform, two of the most pressing issues for our plane and our democracy.”

– Patricia Golden, Accountant

Heidi is an amazing woman and human. She is good for us, because she is intelligent, convicted, open hearted and minded, caring, and has a great sense of humor. Heidi is passionate about life and living well. She is concerned with justice and what makes sense, in effort for positive community and community members.”

– Melinda Kincaid, Psychiatrist

“Heidi has demonstrated through years of community service, her commitment to a safe and clean environment for all citizens of the Central Coast. She has demonstrated her skill at working across political lines for the good of the community.”

– Tim Webb, Educator

“As a community organizer, delegate and Emerge California graduate Heidi comes with experience and a fresh perspective; both necessary traits for understanding and creatively solving complex issues to benefit the greater good of all concerned.”

– Erika Feresten, Leadership Coach

“Heidi has everything it takes to become the Mayor of San Luis Obispo— she is driven, kind, innovative, experienced, strong, caring, intelligent, and most of all, passionate about our city. I have seen her stand up for SLO’s values time and time again. She works tirelessly for what she believes in, and she believes in San Luis Obispo— every resident deserves that kind of dedication and leadership. I know that our community is facing a lot of issues right now, old and new, which makes Heidi the perfect person for the job because she has lived in SLO long enough to understand our history while staying in step with the younger generation. Both long-time residents and Cal Poly students will benefit from her work. She is inspiring, grounded, and the best person for the job. I will be voting for Heidi Harmon because I’ve seen what a force of nature she is, I trust her, and San Luis Obispo needs her.”

– Mallory St. George

“SLO City Council needs fresh, progressive ideas.”

– Rich Mortensen

“She embodies much of the same values as Bernie Sanders.”

– Charlotte Erlin, Director of Finance

“She is kind and listens to all people in our city. We need people on council who listen.”

– Ryan Walker, High School Student

“I met Heidi several years ago at a SLO Clean Water meeting. I was immediately impressed by her passion to help SLO become not only a better place but the best place to live. We have continued our journey to save the environment through a number of environmental actions and have had victories for our hard work. She is a great leader, a great organizer, and has a beautiful sweet heart. If you want someone who loves SLO and is willing to fight for a sustainable future Heidi is the woman for the job.”

– Linda Chimenti

“She wants to move our community toward 100% renewable energy, and she will work to include all citizens of SLO in the decision-making, political process. As mayor, she will be accessible and willing to listen to her constituents. Heidi is very knowledgeable about the local issues, and she is a strong leader!”

– Linda Pax, Retired Elementary Teacher

“Heidi built the Bernie Sanders movement from the ground up on the central coast, galvanizing a beautiful grassroots campaign and getting people like me more involved in the political process. She actively offers support to my intersectional feminist club at Cal Poly – strengthening a bond between the campus and the community, encouraging student activism and social justice, representing (often underrepresented) young people, serving as a strong female role model, and actively and intentionally uplifting marginalized voices. She makes herself accessible – I know her personally just through attending community events! She meets us, hears our stories, listens to our visions, and genuinely concerns herself with the wellbeing of this community. Regardless if you supported Bernie or not, Heidi wants the best for SLO and the best for all of us.

She wants to empower tenants and opposes that horrible Rental Housing Inspection Program that we all know and hate. She understands climate change as our most pressing issue as a planet, and wants to push more clean energy in SLO. She understands this city’s need for inclusive, affordable housing. She consistently asks the community members what they want to see out of SLO, and promises to be a true representative of the community’s wants and needs. I would be honored to call her my mayor!”

– Jennifer MacMartin, Student

“Heidi Harmon has everything San Luis Obispo needs in a mayor – vision, experience, approachability, and love. She is a community advocate with a unique ability to engage folks into being a part of positive change. A strong advocate for social justice, Heidi Harmon’s commitment to grassroots organizing will empower all of us to engage in the work needed to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable community. She has already transformed our community for the better. Heidi Harmon inspires me. As Mayor, she will create a community that I’m proud to live in.”

– Matt Klepfer, Student at Cal Poly; President, Cal Poly Queer Student Union

“She is creative, authentic, energetic, and has both a macro and micro view of the needs of today and the future.”

– Alexis Gharavi, Teacher

“Energetic, tireless fighter for children and the planet. She understands the issues and has the right priorities for SLO. Heidi will make a great Mayor!”

– Brian Haberly, Sierra Club

“She has empathy and care for the people. She has an open ear and an open mind. She could be a brave and wise leader.”

– Henry Mattei, Student

“Heidi cares. She listens to the people of SLO and works diligently to enact positive change. She engages people from all walks of life. She is focused on solving our housing problems and making SLO affordable. She is environmentally aware and prioritizes making SLO sustainable. I’m so excited to have Heidi as our next mayor.”

– Elaine Stewart, Small business owner and mom of 3

“Heidi the same progressive values that many of my friends, family and myself share. We need a strong leader to unite San Luis Obispo to create a better future for our entire community, and she is the lady to lead us there.”

– Josh Payne, Small Business Owner

Abbreviated List

Linda White, Monterey Heights Neighbors

Mark Hornaday, Entrepreneur

Judy Hornaday, Retired University Admin.

Jennifer Randall, Artist

Phil Hurst, Live Local Apparel

Carrie Wheeler, Superhero

Rose Badrigian, Student/Waitress

Serrina Ruggles, Data Analyst

Maia Kiley, Therapist

Olivia Richardson, Teacher

Melissa Richardson, Energy Medicine Practitioner

Dana O’Brien, Business Owner

Nick Andre, Small Business Owner

Faye Lundberg, Insurance Sales

Haas Samantha, Office Manager

Tom Ogren, Writer

Natasha Melia

Logan Hunter, Firefighter

Jonathan Tasini, Political Organizer/Former National Surrogate Bernie Sanders

Becky Heart, Life Coach

Samson Blackwell, Talent Acquisition

Linn Bagette, Retired

Anna Lillian Mercado

Stevan Ruszceycky, Lecturer

Quinn Brady, Mother

Adam Kirchner, Farmer

Elizabeth Johnson, Artist

Camille Small

Carol Paulsen

LynAnne Weist

Jillian K.

Kathy Wilson

Aaron James Norton

Roxanne McDaid, Engineer

Steve Walker, EMS Helicopter Pilot

Kathie Walker, Designer

Robert Richey, Psychologist

Emily Frances, Teacher

Josh Fox, Filmmaker

Tod Surguis, Property Manager

Larry Brooks, Winemaker

Troy Nino De Rivero, Cook

Ryan Sauter, Artist

Bob Gillette, Camp Host

Jeanne Blackwell

Andrea Devitt

Victoria Kromhout

Alex Gough

Anne OBrien