Tyller Williamson

Monterey City Council, At-Large


Tyller will be the only openly LGBTQ elected official in Monterey


For the last 8 years, Tyller has worked at the Naval Postgraduate School, where he’s currently enrolled in an MBA program. Through my community work on the Peninsula, I’ve truly found a lifelong home. His community work on the Peninsula has made it his lifelong home, and his work with fellow community members was fundamental in the decision to run for City Council.

Tyller has a proven track record of bringing people of diverse backgrounds together to accomplish common goals. As an organizer for President Obama’s re-election campaign out of the San Francisco headquarters, he proudly managed a staff of 30 and over 500 volunteers. More recently, Tyller worked to bring that same sense of purpose as a founder of Monterey Peninsula Pride, the first local pride event in over a decade. This unifying and inclusive event had support from diverse community organization such as churches, healthcare organizations and numerous public officials. It was a powerful event, with over 700 in attendance united by our commitment of respect for all — and regional solidarity!

On challenges like increasing access to affordable housing, improving transportation infrastructure, and providing a sustainable water supply, Monterey is not alone. Tyller will collaborate with regional partners to tackle these tough issues, and improve quality of life on the Central Coast.

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