Pamela Comstock, former Santa Cruz City Council Member
Neal Coonerty, former Santa Cruz County Supervisor and former Santa Cruz Mayor
Ryan Coonerty, Santa Cruz County Supervisor, and former Santa Cruz Mayor
Sheila Coonerty, Santa Cruz City Board of Education Vice President
Dr. Justin Cummings, Santa Cruz Mayor
Jack Dilles, Scotts Valley City Council Member
Zach Friend, Santa Cruz County Supervisor
Renee Golder, Santa Cruz City Council Member
Fred Keeley, Former pro Tem California Assembly
Cynthia Mathews, Santa Cruz City Council Member and former Santa Cruz Mayor
Donna Meyers, Santa Cruz Vice Mayor
Bruce McPherson, Santa Cruz County Supervisor & former California Secretary of State
Richelle Noroyan, former Santa Cruz City Council Member
Jim Reed, Scotts Valley City Council Member
Lynn Robinson, former Santa Cruz Mayor
Mike Rotkin, former Santa Cruz Mayor
David Terrazas, former Santa Cruz Mayor
Derek Timm, Scotts Valley Vice Mayor
Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County (DWC)
Locally Owned Business Alliance of Santa Cruz (LOBA)
Planned Parenthood Advocates - Mar Monte
Santa Cruz City Firefighters Local 1716
Santa Cruz Police Officer's Association (SCPOA)
Santa Cruz Together
Santa Cruz United
Hamza Al Haidari
Linda & John Burroughs
Krista and Peter Cook
Casey Coonerty Protti
Pascale Drozek Wowak
Joy Flynn Wall
David Green Baskin
Linnaea Holgers James
Dr. LeTa Jussila
Susan & Stephen Karon
Rhiannon Luz De Luna
Kathleen & Rob McBurney
Rick & Wendy Melrose
Larry & Shelly Pearson
Aaron Sisolak Villafane
Jerry & Terry Spodick
Yssy Wallace Wells
"Sonja will be an exceptional councilmember. She knows every aspect of this community and shares our values. We need her to help us navigate this current COVID-19 crisis. Please join me in voting for Sonja this November."
"Sonja always has been and WILL be an amazing source of good for our community."
- Cynthia Mathews
"We were very pleased that you seemed so receptive and excited to make a difference in the community. We feel confident that you will do a tremendous job as a council member and will be a huge asset to our city.”
- Santa Cruz City Firefighters Local 1716
"Sonja has been a tremendous advocate for local businesses throughout the city, and has helped create a safe & positive culture in downtown Santa Cruz. She has an extensive background in building community partnerships, and is exactly what our city needs right now to move in a positive direction."
- Carter Jones
"Sonja has always demonstrated commitment to Santa Cruz. From her work with affordable housing to her support for small business. She is in it for the love of our city. Exactly the type of person we need on the City Council."
Sonja has always been a dedicated community servant. She brings passion and integrity to every space she occupies. I have had the pleasure of knowing Sonja for a few years now, and I can not think of a better person to represent Santa Cruz residents than she is. She is someone who appreciates life and every aspect of it, she will lead our city to a better future.
-Hamza Al Haidari
"A one of a kind leader to lead our one of a kind city!"
- Robert Atkinson
"'This November we need to vote for someone that's already making a difference in our community by helping small businesses through these tough times and those struggling with housing. Sonja is the right choice for City Council!"
- Carlos Becerra
"Sonja embodies kindness, determination, and professionalism. She is exactly the kind of person I want to help make decisions for Santa Cruz."
- Jennifer Clark
"Sonja has been building community in Santa Cruz throughout her career. Her people-centric approach to problem solving is exactly what we need at this time. She will be a great Councilmember and will help move this community forward."
-Casey Coonerty Protti, Small Business Owner
"Sonja is bright, dynamic, hard working and understands the complexities of our beloved city after years of dedication to our downtown. Her leadership is exactly what Santa Cruz needs moving forward."
"Sonja’s combination of compassion, positive energy, skill and deep understanding of what makes Santa Cruz special well positions her for leadership on the City Council."
- Zachary Davis, Small Business Owner
"I'm so proud of my close friend Sonja Brunner and super excited about everything she could accomplish in this position. She's not only an incredible human being, but she's also devoted and hardworking and has everything it takes to move mountains and make things happen."
- Pascale Drozek Wowak
"I have worked with Sonja Brunner for years on projects and events in Downtown Santa Cruz. She has a deep knowledge of the opportunities in front of us and challenges we face as a community. I wholeheartedly endorse Sonja for City Council."
"I have been working with Sonja for 8 years at the Downtown Association. She is an excellent boss! She's super invested in the future health and well-being of the Santa Cruz community. I'm glad she's running for City Council."
"'Sonja has proven to be a dedicated community member! She is fully engaged and committed to working on making Santa Cruz a great place to live, work and play for everyone! Sonja for Santa Cruz City Council!
- Joy Flynn Wall
"Sonja is the epitome of what the city of Santa Cruz needs right now. Level headed, empathetic and intelligence to navigate the complexities of government on behalf of the people. Just when I had given up hope on our leadership opportunities in comes Sonja Brunner. 100% right person for the job."
"For decades Sonja has been a powerful force for getting everyone involved in keeping Santa Cruz healthy and strong; that's the leadership and engagement we need on City Council during these tough times."
- Greg Larson
"Sonja has displayed strong leadership skills during her tenure at at the Downtown Association, most notably during the pandemic. She is approachable, a good listener, and will be an even greater asset to our community when she is elected to the city council."
"Sonja is up to the task! Her hard working ethic along with her ability to listen will serve our City well!" Vote Sonja in November!
Sonja has the smarts, passion and commitment to the Santa Cruz community that we need right now. Sonja's vision of our city is one I know I can wholeheartedly support.
- Andrea Rosenfeld
"Sonja has the knowledge and experience to guide Santa Cruz through this difficult
time and to lead us on to better days. She is the right person at the right time for our City Council."
"One of the best people I know has an opportunity to lead our community in our best possible path. There is hope for 2020!"
"Sonja would be a huge asset to the City Council. She's community-minded, knowledgeable, level-headed and extremely hard-working. I'm thrilled to be able to support and endorse her candidacy!"
"I could not be more proud to support a woman like Sonja as a leader in our community!"
- Baudelaire Southerland
"Santa Cruz needs more Sonjas, who’re committed to the well-being of individuals, groups, businesses, and the community. She’s shown this town her work ethic and collaborative action, she’s what we need."
Sonja is a wonderful person and amazing asset to this community! I wholeheartedly endorse her for City Council!
- Kathleen Tuite
"I’ve had the pleasure to serve with Sonja on a committee to promote women’s presence in Downtown SC through an event called 'Cruzin Courses'. The annual fundraising event benefited downtown businesses and nonprofits for 10 years. Sonja has been a strong voice and advocate for positive change in our community for decades and I fully support her as an excellent candidate to serve as a SC Council Member!"
"Sonja’s understanding of Downtown Santa Cruz, knowledge of the internal workings of the city, and her love for the good of Santa Cruz, I believe, makes her the perfect candidate.”
- Patty Zoccoli, Small Business Owner
"Fierce love is what Sonja brings to everything she encounters and, if Santa Cruz is lucky, will be what she brings to her City Council seat.."