About Heidi

Heidi Harmon is running for Mayor of San Luis Obispo during the November 8, 2016 election. Her run for public office comes after being elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention representing Bernie Sanders.

Heidi is an experienced community organizer, climate change activist and public speaker with a track record of success impacting positive change through coalition building, policy advocacy and public education.

She was also an early childhood educator in San Luis Obispo for many years and continues to teach a music program for young children.

Quick Facts

Age: 47

Education: B.A. – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Current Positions:

  • Director of San Luis Obispo 350.org
  • Climate Change Task Force Chair of the Santa Lucia Sierra Club
  • Point Person at Protect SLO – Stop Oil Trains.
  • Mayor of San Luis Obispo, California

Former Positions:

  • Graduate of Emerge California
  • Former Board Member of Planned Parenthood
  • Former Board Member of the League of Women Voters.


If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with Heidi Harmon, please contact:

Quinn Brady

Press Releases

The City of San Luis Obispo may become the first city in the county to allow recreational marijuana storefronts. The city currently bans all recreational and medical marijuana shops, but


Heidi Harmon has won the race for Mayor of San Luis Obispo. Today Heidi took the lead after all ballots have been counted. She wins by 47 votes, 49.77% to 49.54%...


As of last evening Heidi has further increased her share of the vote to 49.13%, only 213 votes behind her opponent with 2,508 ballots remaining to be counted...


As of last evening Heidi has further increased her share of the vote to 48.48%, only 461 votes behind her opponent with 4,464 ballots remaining to be counted...


Here is the latest update on the results.

Bernie Sanders’ Wife, Jane Sanders Endorses Heidi Harmon for Mayor

On Monday afternoon Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie Sanders, announced her endorsement and support of Heidi Harmon for Mayor of San Luis Obispo...

Nurses & Firefighters Trust Heidi

California Nurses Association & The San Luis Obispo City Firefighters IAFF Local 3523 Endorse Heidi Harmon...

Heidi Harmon Out-Raises Incumbent Mayor

Heidi Harmon, candidate for mayor of San Luis Obispo has out-fundraised incumbent Jan Marx during the latest filing period...

Let’s Stand Together

Today, we want to take a moment to tell you about what has been going on in the Mayoral race. Our grassroots campaign has received overwhelming momentum and financial support. Thanks to

Citizens Congress Endorses Heidi Harmon for Mayor

The organization working to end big money in politics praises Heidi as the candidate who will represent our interest in campaign finance reform...


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