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Councilmember Steve McShane

District 3


(831) 758-7201


Steve McShane is now serving his third term on the Salinas City Council. He has been active in Rotary and the boards of Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and the Salinas Police Commission. He is owner and general manager at McShane’s Nursery & Landscape Supply in Salinas and a partner in Converted Organics in Gonzales. In 2020, McShane ran an unsuccessful campaign for Monterey County’s District 4 supervisorial seat. “By my stats, I walked more than 250 miles, with a mask and hand sanitizer and 10 feet from people’s doors,” he told Monterey County Weekly.

First elected: 2010

Alma maters: Santa Clara University (MBA); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (bachelor’s degree)

Other positions held held: Hartnell Community College Board of Trustees, Salinas Planning Commission, Salinas Traffic and Transportation Commission

Notable quote: “I am so tired of the divisions in politics. My endorsements and track record demonstrate I am willing to look past politics and be an independent voice.” Source: Salinas Californian

Board and committee assignments include
Monterey Bay Air Resources District (policy chair)
Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (director)
Monterey Bay Community Power (vice chair)
California State Van Pool Authority (board member)

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