Tyller Williamson

Mayor of Monterey

Tyller will be the first out LGBTQ Black mayor of Monterey, a global tourist destination!


Like many young people in Monterey, Tyller grew up in a military family. His mom served in the Navy for20 years so they moved around the world and never lived anywhere long enough to grow roots. The central role the military played in his life was a formative experience, but also an isolating one. That feeling of isolation led Tyller to seek long-term connections and community in beautiful Monterey, where he’s been honored to serve as a city councilmember since 2018.

For the past 12 years, he’s worked at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where he currently serves as a human resources specialist. He graduated from Cal State Monterey Bay with his undergraduate degree in Human Communication, Pre-Law. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from NPS.

Monterey faces a choice in this election between two very different visions for the future of their region. The decision of sticking with the status quo, or daring to question it. The decision of whether to have a city government solely concerned with the interests of the wealthy and well connected, or one that will find new and innovative ways to bring the community together to tackle shared challenges. Tyller believes in a Monterey where everyone’s voice matters, and everyone has a seat at the table. Tyller asks for your support as he works with you to build a vibrant, diverse, and prosperous community. Together, we can move Monterey forward!

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