Endorsements

California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins
Climate Defenders Action Fund

Our goal is to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2035 in all of California, 100% Clean Energy by 2050, and adopt Community Choice Energy throughout the state. We also work to educate & inform the community on the commitments of elected officials.

Jonathan Goodmacher: Former Chair, Climate Action Commission, City of Solana Beach

"Kristin has built a strong track record of community involvement and is campaigning on restoring Solana Beach to a position of environmental leadership, defending our coast, working hard to promote equitable housing, and promoting local businesses. As Chair of the City’s Climate Action Commission I learned how some on the council talk about environmental issues but don’t take action. I know that Kristin will walk the talk on all these issues. I am proud to be able to endorse Kristin Brinner for Solana Beach City Council District 2."

Jim Jaffee: Local Coastal Program Citizen's Committee Member 2004-2009, City of Solana Beach

"I have lived in Solana Beach since 1996 and have been active in the community the entire time.  I have mainly focused on protecting beach access and beach water quality through volunteer work at the San Diego County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. I have worked with Kristin as Co-Leads of Surfrider Foundation's Beach Preservation Committee for the last several years. Kristin has volunteered many hours of our time to this cause and cares deeply about protecting beaches.  Through all her volunteer efforts, Kristin has demonstrated the stamina it takes to be on council by attending numerous public hearings and testifying as well as taking deep dives into review of Staff Reports and relevant ordinances and legislation. She seeks guidance from experts when needed and builds alliance and consensus to create winning decisions on important coastal issues."

 
Kevin Lustig: CEO Scientist.com

"Our community needs strong leaders like Kristin that are willing to address important local issues (like kid's bike safety) with a sense of urgency and purpose. She has an impressive grasp of local and state policies and the energy to translate talk into action. I enthusiastically support her candidacy for the Council."

Kristine Schindler: Chair Bike/Walk Encinitas

"Kristin is an intelligent, motivated, and both a big picture and community minded individual. I think she will make a strong leader both for her district and across the Solana Beach community."

Lane Sharman: Solana Beach Clean and Green Member; Co-Founder, San Diego Energy District; Commissioner, Climate Action Commission, City of Solana Beach

"I met Kristin Brinner with the express interest to understand the depth of her commitment to the environment. I am pleased to give her my unqualified endorsement. As one who has been in the trenches of environmental activism since 2006 in Solana Beach, I am confident of her vision, energy and knowledge to rededicate Solana Beach to environmental leadership."

Mary Yang: Former Chair, Climate Action Commission, City of Solana Beach

"In times of multiple challenges, for our community and the world, we need thoughtful leaders with the vision, courage and knowledge to maintain their independence and stand up for what they believe.  I have seen Kristin Brinner do all this.  She is analytical, fact-based, warm-hearted and maintains an open mind ready to absorb new information and technologies to get the job done to make our lives better."

Peter Zahn: Former Deputy Mayor & Former Chair, Climate Action Commission, City of Solana Beach

"I had the chance to work with Kristin when I served on the City Council. She’s an innovator and creative problem solver who understands our city’s needs. Her background – as a science Ph.D, entrepreneur, engineer, environmental advocate, and parent of an elementary school student – more than qualifies her to represent District 2 on the Council. I endorse Kristin enthusiastically and without reservation!"

Citizens for the Preservation of Parks & Beaches, City of Oceanside

"The Citizens for the Preservation of Parks & Beaches are very proud to endorse Kristin Brinner for City Council for the City of Solana Beach. We have had the privilege of working with Kristin on many issues facing our coastline, especially here in San Diego County. Kristin has always given 100% on the issues that face the degradation of our coastline and has worked tirelessly to find solutions. Kristin has the knowledge, work ethic and love for her city to help make it a great place to live, work and play. Best of luck Kristin Solana Beach needs you."

Residents of Solana Beach
  • Fallyn Carolan

  • Heidi Dewar, Ph.D.

  • Amanda Goldberger

  • Sarah Wiley Henriksen, Former Board President, Casa de Amistad

  • Michele Jaffee

  • Kimeya Johansen

  • Todd Johansen

  • Haley Johnson

  • Brian Lannutti, Ph.D.

  • Michael McClune

  • Shawna McGarry, Former Climate Action Commissioner, BikeWalkSolana Member

  • Erin McKinley

  • Paul McNeil: "Our City Council needs Kristin's leadership and courage to address climate change and building a more balanced community."

  • Julia Miller, J.D.

  • Jo Powell, Skyline / Solana Vista PTA President

  • Karin Schiff, MD

  • Chris Wakeham

  • Rachel Zahn, MD