Kristen Petersen
Incumbent    831-435-0806    Age: 33

Since my election to Capitola City Council in 2016, I have taken an active role in many local, regional, and statewide projects and initiatives to benefit the residents of Capitola. I added youth members to all of the City’s advisory bodies, chaired committees to address coastal resiliency and village enhancement, created a task force for economic resilience, and supported residents impacted by the COVID pandemic. Additionally, I fundraised for our new Capitola Branch Library opening this winter, pushed for the development of a hotel on the new Capitola Mall site rather than in the village, secured dedicated funding for children’s programs, and helped raise money for multiple local agencies including the Capitola Police Department and Junior Guards. 

I’ve spent many hours meeting with residents and community groups, advocated on behalf of business owners, volunteered at community events, and built relationships throughout the region and state to champion the City of Capitola. In my next term, I am looking forward to supporting the development of affordable housing, confronting the impacts of climate change, and striving for an equitable recovery from the COVID pandemic.

I’ve found great joy in serving this City that my family has called home for four generations. I am eager to finish what we have started in the past four years and begin to consider innovative ways of moving into the next four years. Please vote to re-elect Kristen Petersen to Capitola City Council.