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State Assemblymember Luis Alejo Weds Watsonville Vice Mayor Karina Cervantez

Alejo proposed to Cervantez last May on the Assembly floor of the State Capitol.

State Assemblymember Luis Alejo wed longtime love and new Watsonville Vice Mayor Karina Cervantez at the historic San Juan Bautista Mission in San Benito County last Saturday.

Monterey Diocese Bishop Richard Garcia conducted their wedding ceremony and the reception was held at The Vault in Hollister.  

Watsonville City Council member Felipe Hernandez was Alejo's best man.

A Watsonville High graduate, Alejo is entering in his second term as a State Assemblymember for the 30th Assembly District, which includes Gilroy and Watsonville.

Cervantez, a former Watsonville Planning Commissioner and doctoral candidate in social psychology at UC Santa Cruz, was sworn into the Watsonville City Council on Tuesday night.  

Afterwards, she was also elected to serve as Watsonville's Vice-Mayor by a unanimous 7-0 vote.  

Alejo made waves at the Capitol in Sacramento last May when he publicly proposed to Cervantez, who he had been dating for seven years.

Lucas December 14, 2012 at 01:41 AM
How tall is he?
Steve Bankhead December 14, 2012 at 04:07 AM
"Afterwards, she was also elected to serve as Watsonville's Vice-Mayor by a unanimous 7-0 vote." That would have been difficult, since only six council members were present. But look for Karina as a potential 2014 opponent against Greg Caput as county supervisor. After Mayor Montesino stepped on his tongue and first nominated "Councilman Hernandez" as vice mayor and quickly corrected his nomination to Cervatez, that made her the likely mayor in 2014 so she can run for supervisor from that lofty office...as husband Luis Alejo did in 2010 for his Assembly campaign. Assemblyman Alejo already controls the city council majority, and his own seat. Now if he can bring the county supervisor seat into the family, he'll achieve a political trifecta, and almost absolute power in south county. Perhaps it's indicative of a Napolean complex.
La Hammer... December 14, 2012 at 04:45 AM
The marriage is the perfect blending of the two factions of the Brown Berets. Once the next wave of 'unchallenged' canadates are swep in the power triangle will be complete and the promised revolution will become painfully apparent to all.
David H. Perez December 14, 2012 at 03:40 PM
How sweet - Felipe Hernandez served as the little emperor's best man. Makes sense, both of them being the founding fathers of the Watsonville Brown Berets. I need to point out a misprint though - the statement that Cervantez was "elected." As usual, having previously being stripped of our voting rights, none of us in the community had the opportunity to exercise our right to elect a mayor or vice mayor - Cervantez was actually "selected", per Alejo's clear instructions, I am sure. And once again Nancy Bilicich was ignored, as she does not fit "their" ideology. This corruption goes on right in front of us, God and everybody - and these people seem to have no shame!
Steve Bankhead December 14, 2012 at 04:44 PM
David: Good points...and it should be noted that in both the nominations for mayor and vice mayor, three council members drew numbers to offer a nomination. But after After Hernandez nominated Hurst for mayor and Montesino nominated Cervantez for vice mayor, the other two councilmembers withdrew and supported the first candidate. It appears all three supported the same candidate from the beginning, and drew numbers just to help insure one of them would draw #1 and make the council majority selection for a first round vote. Democracy in action, Watsonville style.
David H. Perez December 14, 2012 at 06:00 PM
@Steve Bankhead - There are many ways to manipulate a situation and get what you want by drawing numbers. I'll have to show you a few great card tricks sometime - based on the same principles the CC majority uses to select a mayor and vice mayor.
randy December 15, 2012 at 02:24 AM
STEVE BANKS "Perhaps it's indicative of a Napolean complex." Maybe Alejo is jealous. Napolean was 5'7" Where as Alejo is much shorter. David and Steve, you both are right on target. Unfortunately, it is going to take a big shake up by something or someone to make this clique out of office and out of our city. TAKE WATSONVILLE BACK not only from the gangs but from the crooked (and crocked) politicians and city manager. Randy..

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