Population 2010

415,057

Population 2020

439,035

Registered Voters

168,245

Republicans

40,721

Democrat

87,040

Minor Party

6,553

No Party

33,931

Superintendent of Schools

Treasurer / Tax Collector

County Commission

District 1, Vice ChairLuis Alejo
District 2John M. Phillips
District 3Chris Lopez
District 4Wendy Root Askew
District 5, ChairMary L. Adams

School Board

Board Member, Trustee Area 1Annette Yee Steck
Board Member, Trustee Area 2John McPherson
Board President, Trustee Area 3Judy Pennycook
Board Member, Trustee Area 4Janet Wohlgemuth
Board Member, Trustee Area 5Ronald Panziera
Board Member, Trustee Area 6Mary Claypool
County/District Level, Trustee Area 7Lupe Sanchez

Brief Political History

For most of the 20th century, Monterey County was a Republican stronghold in presidential elections. From 1900 until 1992, the only Democrats to carry the county were Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. Since 1992, the county has become a Democratic stronghold in Presidential and congressional elections, with George H. W. Bush in 1988 being the last Republican to win Monterey County.

According to the California Secretary of State, as of April 2008, Monterey County has 147,066 registered voters.Of those voters, 72,550 (49.3%) are registered Democratic, 42,744 (29.1%) are registered Republican, 5,488 (3.7%) are registered with other political parties, and 26,284 (17.9%) declined to state a political party. Except for Sand City, all of the other cities, towns, and the unincorporated area of Monterey County have more individuals registered with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party. In Sand City, the Republicans have the advantage by 1 voter.

In August 2018, it adopted a flag designed by a Nob Hill resident.

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