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Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections
PORTLAND, Ore., February 16, 2024 — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to protect Southern Resident orcas under the state’s Endangered Species Act, responding to a February 2023 p...
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Jimmy Dutra became the first openly gay mayor in Watsonville history, serving in the position from December 2020 to December 2021. Dutra is now in his second stint on the city council, having served from 2014 to 2018. He left the council to run against incumbent Greg Caput for a seat on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, but lost.
Dutra is a third-generation Watsonville resident and helps his family run their agricultural business, Dutra Farms. He attended Santa Clara University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science. While at Santa Clara, he was selected to serve as an intern at the White House during Bill Clinton’s administration. He has worked on several political campaigns in California and New York.
Notable quote: “I’m so thankful to the community that has come out to support me in such a big way,” he said. “I feel like they want experienced leadership and someone who will be a voice for all people. That’s something I want to be as mayor.” (Source: the Pajaronian)
From Good Times...
Voters will decide between Felipe Hernandez and Jimmy Dutra.
From The Pajaronian...
By JIMMY DUTRA We have seen politics hit an all-time low in our community. Behavior that has been more common at the national and state level has arrived in our local politics. It has moved from “what I can do for the people” into “how I can smear my opponent the most.” Instead of debating [...]
From Santa Cruz Sentinel...
Santa Cruz County Supervisor candidate Jimmy Dutra says that allegations of sexual abuse made against him are “completely false and untrue,” and stem from a dispute with his late father’s ex-wife.
From Santa Cruz County Sentinel...
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