In a historic run against incumbent Mayor Adam Eisen, Joaquin Jimenez has become the first Mexican immigrant and first Latinx elected to City Council in Half Moon Bay.
“It feels somehow unreal still,” Jimenez said, 47, who unseated Half Moon Bay’s current mayor Adam Eisen for a seat on the City Council after winning 63 percent of the vote. “But I’ve been working with the city, in the community for a long time. It’s a good feeling. It’s not just my accomplishment, it’s the accomplishment of a group. I’m one of the co-founders for the Latino Advisory Council in Half Moon Bay, so it’s an accomplishment that we’ve been working on for about six years.”