A Climate of Compassion
Effective leadership requires compassion
Sustainability, Housing and transportation
Sustainable living creates a sustainable community
Inclusive Representation in City Politics
Recognizing and involving all communities
Drew knows first-hand what it is like for families who are struggling in Santa Cruz; he knows how vital it is for them to be able to count on secure housing, childcare, and workable options for education and healthcare. He knows that vulnerable individuals do not thrive here if they try to make it alone; they need community and collective support.
Drew is native to Santa Cruz, the son of a single mother who was fortunate enough to be pursuing her degree in Feminist Studies at Cabrillo College and then at UCSC. He is an environmental activist and small business owner (freelance photography); he is also currently the successful director of a donation-supported NGO (Project:Pollinate) that brings ordinary people together to make positive change through research and by building new linkages among existing organizations. His life path has taught him how to cultivate a climate of connection, responsiveness, and care, and he wants to bring that to our City government.Learn More
18% of all homeless in Santa Cruz County are unaccompanied minors, the 5th highest percentage in the country.
21% of children ages 0-17 in Santa Cruz live in poverty
Drew is 100% committed to cultivating positive change in our community