Elect Kathy Yaeko Biala

What locals are saying about Kathy

Kathy is mission driven, does her research and is always prepared. I admire candidates who have those qualities.

George Riley

George Riley


I know Kathy as a tireless advocate for protecting our local water supply, and a strong organizer supporting our local businesses. I have no doubt that Kathy is the perfect fit to represent Marina on our City Council.

Adam Urrutia

Adam Urrutia


Kathy‘s leadership, dedication, and work ethic have been instrumental in the fight against Cal Am to protect our region’s water supply. Her ability to organize key stakeholders and a diverse group of community members carried the day when the Coastal Commission recommended denying the slant wells for the desal plant. I know Kathy will be a tireless advocate for the people of Marina and gladly offer my endorsement of her for Marina City Council.

Jon Wizard Seaside City Council

Jon Wizard

Seaside City Council member

Kathy is a proven and effective advocate for social justice while still looking out for the interests of all Marina residents. Kathy has a proven track record of thoughtful and balanced decision making on the Marina Planning Commission where I’ve been fortunate to serve alongside her.

Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy


Kathy is thoughtful and dedicated advocate for the environment and will not hesitate to stand up to protect our water, parks and wildlife.

Kelly Sorenson

Kelly Sorenson

Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Ward 1

Kathy helped my young daughters participate in the fight to protect Marina’s water. Kathy encouraged their efforts at environmental activism, and helped build their confidence in their ability to make a difference in our community. This is what makes Kathy a true leader: she helps others believe in their own power to make a difference.

Kathleen Founds daughter at the CCC

Kathleen Founds

Marina Resident

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We Support Kathy

Elected Officials

Yuri Anderson, Trustee, Monterey Peninsula Community College District Board
Herbert Cortez, Marina Coast Water District
Alvin Edwards
Tom Moore, Chair of Marina Coast Water District
Senator Bill Monning, 17th Senate District 
Jane Parker, Monterey County Board of Supervisors, District 4
Matt Zefferman, Marina Coast Water District

Community Leaders

David Brown
Cristina Medina
Katherine O’Dea
Ron Wietzman
Richard Zhang


Democratic Women of Monterey County

Monterey Santa Cruz Counties Building & Construction Trades Council

Monterey County Democrats

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council


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