Moving Monterey County Forward

Read more about Steve's values and vision

“I want my kids to grow up here, to have opportunities to live, work, and raise families of their own in a community that is environmentally sustainable and economically thriving.” 

– Steve McShane

My Values & Beliefs

Affordable Housing

I will bring creative solutions to make sure everyday people and families can afford to live, and work, in Monterey County.

Economic Vibrancy

A healthy economy requires support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. I will foster greater economic opportunity in our county.


I will address homelessness regionally, preserving public safety while helping people access resources they need.

Safe Neighborhoods

Strong communities require safety first.Strong communities require safety first.Our kids shouldn’t worry about their personal safety. This is critical to long-term growth and stability.


Our air, water, energy, and other resources are not just our own. We must invest in the future by practicing sustainability today.

My Approach

I’ve served in elected and appointed offices for more than 20 years. I understand the challenges facing our region from almost every angle and I have the energy and passion to tackle them.

My approach is built on community engagement and regional partnerships. We are stronger when we work together. From my time on the Salinas Planning Commission, to serving three terms on the Salinas City Council, and more than 8 years on regional boards, I’ve seen what is possible when individuals who care about their community, work together, to get stuff done. And I’m ready to take that experience, those relationships, and that unflagging passion to the County of Monterey.

Will you join me?

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