BAYMEC endorses trans candidate


“Spickler, who lives in Santa Cruz and works for the county, could become the first transgender man to be elected to public office in California should he win the race. He also would be only the second known LGBT person to serve on the community college’s oversight body. In a statement to the B.A.R., BAYMEC Vice President Paul A. Escobar said the group was “overjoyed” to support Spickler’s candidacy. “His experience and knowledge make us confident that he would be an outstanding member of the Cabrillo College Board who will work to ensure all students get the education they deserve,” stated Escobar. “Adam is thoughtful, effective, and dynamic, and he has been a champion for the Santa Cruz County LGBTQ community for years.” Bay Area Reporter Political Notebook, August 1, 2018