Re-Elect Steve McShane
Salinas City Council
District 3
20 Dickens Circle
Salinas, CA 93901

FPPC #1326451
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"Steve is an honest and dedicated person. He is all about community, city, and helping to make things better." - Donna Boyster

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Happy Spring!!! This newsletter is going out to friends and family of my run for re-election to Salinas City Council. You're receiving it because you're there for support. I was taught early in life that we have to leave things in better shape than when we found them. More importantly, that much is expected of those to whom much is given. This campaign embraces that spirit. 


Whether you are a voter in Salinas or a friend, watching from afar, I want to thank you for your attention and support. Political campaigns are not easy. However, they can be fun and very energizing for a community. I invite you to continue to stay involved electronically through outlets like this newsletter. You will find interesting information, ways you can help, and some fun facts and stories. 


Again, thank you for your ongoing support.  Please keep in touch and engage this campaign any way possible via Facebook, email, and in person with friends.  



Steve McShane 
Salinas City Councilman 
District 3 
Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser Wrap-Up


Our Cinco de Mayo celebration held on May 1st at Hacienda Mexican Grill really put the "fun" back in fundraiser! It was great to see so many people come out and support a local restaurant and my campaign. How about that mariachi band and those margaritas, not to mention Ballet Folkloriko Aguila WOWing party guests...Those kids have SO much talent, truly, thank you so much for your performance, and thank you to my supporters for coming out!


A video of the event is coming soon. Please be sure to check out our Youtube page in the next few days:

Earthday Mixer at McShane's a Growing Success!
The day after our last newsletter there was an Earth Day mixer at the Nursery. Even though the weather was cold and windy there was a great turn out, with handmade pizzas and booths ranging from the Salinas Jaycees to our local FFA chapter. Speaking of which, thanks to all the FFA volunteers that came out to help setup the event, and of course to Rick and Marilyn Fedelem and Jamie Bowker who manned our campaign table for the night!

Check out the Salinas Californian / Off-68 Coverage of the Earth Day Mixer

Special thanks to Dexter Farm for event photography! VIEW, TAG and LIKE photos from the Facebook album here:
An Egg-Cellent Annual Family Event!
It was an Egg-Cellent Easter at McShane's Nursery!
WOW! What an EGGCELLENT day we had at McShane's Nursery on Easter day! Kids and parents scrambled all over the Nursery on the hunt for Easter eggs!!! Special thanks to The Monterey County Herald for featuring our event on their front page!!!!


YWCA Mixer at McShane's Nursery
The YWCA Mixer was co-hosted by Steve and the Salinas Valley Business Women's Network. The YWCA was honored for their commitment to helping empower and rehabilitate women who are victims of domestic violence, as were the Salinas Valley Business Women's Network and the Salinas High FFA for there efforts in enabling women to empower themselves. It was well attended with 50+ people coming to enjoy wine, house-made pizzas, and jazz by Dan Beck, as great local guitarist/singer. 


VIEW, TAG and LIKE photos from the Facebook album here
Precinct Walking on Saturday

Precinct walking is a lot like a casual reading. For some reason we avoid it, but once start we wonder why we don't do it more often. Last Saturday was no exception as we enjoyed a beautiful day and met our neighbors to make sure everyone knows I am running.


Thanks for everyone who came out, especially all you Salinas High Students who had prom that night!

Wine & Cheese with Steve McShane


Steve enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to engage neighbors on Tuesday, May 13th.  More than 25 supporters showed up to enjoy home made appetizers & refreshments. Steve shared his vision for Salinas & answered several questions from the public. 


We are looking for additional venues to engage neighbors. Should you be willing, please contact Eric at (831)809-1223 or via email at  

Kitchen Cabinet Meeting 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm
McShane Campaign Headquarters
20 Dickens Circle Salinas, CA 93901 

We'll be having a meet and greet at Steve's house followed by this month's kitchen cabinet meeting. As anyone who has attended one of these meetings knows, kitchen cabinet meetings are a nice, casual way to meet people and contribute to the campaign. 
Come to Steve's at 7:00pm for some food, envelope stuffing, and good company. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. For more information, please contact Eric Andersen at (831)809-1223 or
Bahama Grille Wine Dinner with Steve McShane
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Bahama Grille
1104 S. Main St., Salinas, CA 93901 


On Tuesday June 10th at 6pm, join Councilman Steve McShane in enjoying an exclusive dinner featuring local wines with special food pairings by Michael Lipe.


Guest $50 | Couple $80 | Supporter $100 | Donor $250 | Sponsor $500 | Co-Chair $1000

More sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets can be purchased at

Questions can be referred to Eric Andresen at (831) 809-1223 or



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Please Donate to the
McShane for City Council Campaign

An effort to seek political office is not cheap. We would truly appreciate any amount of financial support you can pledge to Steve's campaign. You can donate today by visiting our SECURE online donation form here:

Please Endorse Steve for Salinas City Council

Lending your name in support of Steve is very important to showing a public message that you believe in his leadership and vision for the City of Salinas. Please add your name to the list of Steve's many supporters behind his cause here:

Please Join the McShane for City Council Team

A group of dedicated friends and community leaders are meeting on a regular basis to direct efforts to get Steve re-elected. We would love to have your support. To join our "Kitchen Cabinet", please send an email to campaign manager Eric Andresen at

Steve loves to cook. He is especially fond of cooking food that came right out of his garden. For as much as he likes a hearty meal, he enjoys a fantastic treat. Every month we will share one of his favorite recipes.  
This Month's Featured Recipe:
Steve's Amazing Baked French Toast  


I love French Toast. In fact, one year I went on a search for the best French Toast in the world. I found it in New Orleans. It was a "baked" French Toast. It was not until years later that I began preparing it for friends in Lake Tahoe. Over the years it has been perfected. Enjoy!



The night before, combined the following:

  • 10 Eggs
  • cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon

Cut up one loaf of French bread into several slices approx. 1.5 inches thick. Arrange in a Pyrex dish and drizzle over the top of the bread. Cover it with foil and chill it in the fridge over night.


The next morning, you'll start by popping the French Toast in the oven. Bake it for twenty minutes with foil over the top at 350 degrees. 


While its cooking away, make the topping with the following:

  • 1 cup butter (Challenge is my favorite)
  • Large package pecans
  • 1 cup light brown sugar

Heat the above ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Remove the "marinated" French Toast from oven and drizzle the goodies over the top.


Bake at 350 degrees for another fifteen minutes uncovered.




With spring in full swing I'm in the middle of one of the busiest times of year at the nursery, and as you can see the campaign is only getting stronger. I appreciate you reading this newsletter and encourage you to forward it to others and share with friends.  In the electronic age, it's easier than ever to build a groundswell of supporters. 

 - Steve


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