Robert Micheal Cortese
"I've known Paige for 3 or 4 years now. She's got a good heart. She volunteers at the Homeless shelter as a cook. Being that she lives so close to the boardwalk, she sees a lot of the stuff we don't want here in Santa Cruz. Namely, Graffiti, gangs, and needles in our river. She's a mom, a grandma, and a really tough lady. She's not politically connected, and she's not being put here by somebody else. She'll put the focus where it needs to be to make Santa Cruz a glimmering jewel along the coast."
"From what I know of Paige, she has fire, integrity, and persistence - which strikes me as a good combination."
Larry "Bones" Dunham
"If there's a problem in the area, Paige will find a way to take care of it. She and husband Damon have done more for the Seabright (Beach) neighborhood than anyone else in my 67 years here!"
Paige is a former cook for the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall. She’s been volunteering at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen for 10 years. Known by her neighbors as the “Mayor of Seabright”, Paige is focused on improving public safety. I’m all for that! I also know Paige is a regular reader of yours truly here, and I’m thankful she’s running and look forward to hearing more from her in the coming months. I know a few things. She’s not easily intimidated by people, she doesn’t suffer fools gladly, she’s blunt to a level that makes certain people uncomfortable (and probably should), and I think she just “gets it”. She won’t be bullied by the status quo, and I don’t think she’s afraid to try to rock the boat here. And I’ve always felt we’ve needed a bit of boat-rocking locally. I think she’s a very interesting (and rare) case of someone who has walked the “progressive” walk locally but understands the limits and impacts of overdoing it, or doing it the wrong way. She won’t represent “special interests”. She’ll represent “real folks”.
Thank you for running for City Council.
I appreciate your efforts in your neighborhood Paige. I continue to read about the work done there and your organizing efforts. Your work at the Soup Kitchen and elsewhere with the less fortunate while still holding them accountable is important and something I am sure you will bring to City Council.