The Local Movement–which is, according to Wikipedia, a “collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies”–has long been gaining momentum. But it doesn’t just have to be about eating or shopping local. Last month, Oak Tree Villa got in on the action when it brought together local candidates and constituents.
According to executive director Tracy Freudendahl, “We were honored to have with us five local candidates running for election on June 3rd, 2014, including three candidates for Sheriff of Santa Cruz County.”
These candidates included Sandra Erickson, running for the Soquel Union Elementary School Board, Palmer Kain, running for the 29th State Assembly District, and Jim Hart, Robert Pursley, and Roger Wildey, each running for Sheriff of Santa Cruz County.
Freudendahl shares that the candidates were able to meet both residents of Oak Tree Villa as well as people from the surrounding area who came for the meeting. What a great way to bring local officials and constituents together!