Our condolences to Allison Endert's family, everyone who knew and worked with her, and to the entire Santa Cruz community.
“She was incredibly talented and had a passion for public service. She showed up every day, trying to figure out how to make lives better for, especially families in our community and especially families who were struggling. Words can't convey this loss for all who were lucky enough to know her." - Ryan Coonerty
Allison graduated from UCSC in 2000 (Oakes College) with a BA in Politics. As a student she worked with the Santa Cruz Democratic Party on voter registration and on a revenue measure for Santa Cruz City Schools. She went on to work on the staff for former state legislator John Laird, former mayor Neal Coonerty, and current county supervisor Ryan Coonerty, and remained an active advocate for local education.