Adam Spickler

Cabrillo College Board of Trustees, District 2


Adam will be the first trans man elected to public office in California


Adam Spickler is an out queer, transgender, 26-year resident of Santa Cruz County. He is a proud Cabrillo College graduate working as a Senior Human Services Analyst in contract administration for the County of Santa Cruz. He is also  former senior district staff person for CA State Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning, and was previously a nationally accredited preschool director.

Adam is also a former six-year member and two-term President of the Board of Directors for the Diversity Center of Santa Cruz County, and is currently the Communications Secretary for the GLBT Alliance of Santa Cruz County. He is a member of the Santa Cruz County Democratic Party, and is a City of Santa Cruz appointed member of its Equal Employment Opportunity Committee.

Adam’s experience as a Cabrillo student was exceptional. It empowered him to set higher personal and professional goals and it bolstered his career and volunteer life. He is running for a seat on the Cabrillo College Board of Trustees because he cares deeply about equal access to an affordable college education for all students. He wants to use his experiences and expertise to empower the college to grow as an institution that meets all students where they are at in their readiness to learn, and help mitigate institutional barriers to student success.

Adam lives in Santa Cruz County with his husband Scott, a medical assistant for Planned Parenthood, along with their two dogs, Penny and Jack.

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