Assessor - County Clerk - Recorder Stephen L. Vagnini


Stephen L. Vagnini is a public servant with decades under his belt. He is also a music aficionado who has helped bring some 1,800 guitars to the Monterey area for underpriviledged children. Previously Vagnini worked as a concert and band promoter for more than four decades. 

First elected: 2001

Alma mater:  University of Virginia (bachelor’s degree, political science; master’s degree, religious studies)

Other offices held: Chair of Monterey County Juvenile Justice Commission

Notable quote: “Those guys (Guitars Not Guns) are the real champions. I have passion, so I push people. I’m more a facilitator. I have great organizational skills.” (Source: Monterey County Weekly)

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