Supervisor Wendy Root Askew is proud to serve Monterey County as the District 4 County Supervisor. Her priorities as Supervisor include social equity, healthcare access, high quality services, access to affordable child care, water and mass transit solutions, increased accountability and customer service for County services, housing, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authentic and Principled: Wendy is a mother to a young child, wife to an architect, daughter to a parent educator and retired Army Colonel. A creative problem-solver with 4th generation deep roots in our community, Askew is committed to advancing policy that promotes the ability of families to grow in healthy, safe, and supportive environments – affordable housing, quality education, community and school safety, and smart growth that brings good jobs while protecting the natural beauty of our spectacular Central Coast.
Experienced Leadership: Wendy stepped into her first term on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors with the honor of being selected Chair of the Board by her new colleagues. She brings over a decade of experience as a top legislative aide working on health, human services, and public safety policy. From 2016-2020 Wendy served on the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District as a Board Trustee, championing for safe, healthy school, access to technology, and quality teachers.
Community Driven: Wendy served on the founding Board and later as founding Executive Director of the Parenting Connection of Monterey County, a small non-profit that provides early childhood development and parent education programs for local families. She has been a champion of Bright Beginnings since leading its inception as the Monterey County Early Childhood Development Initiative. She is a former Board member of Improving Birth fighting for informed consent and evidence based maternity care and is an active volunteer for 2020 Mom sponsoring state legislation to improve Maternal Mental Health care.
Elected by the communities of Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, East Garrison, CSUMB, Salinas, and Seaside to serve as District 4 Supervisor, Askew was sworn into service on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors on January 5, 2021.
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