Vicki Nohrden has called the Monterey Peninsula her home since the early 1980s. She is the wife to her best friend Daniel Nohrden, retired U.S. Naval Officer. The Nohrden family has lived in the region for over 5 generations. The family first arrived by wagon train and settled in the Pajaro Valley, and gave namesake to the town of Freedom in Santa Cruz County. She is the loving mother of three children Rachel, Aaron and Jeremiah and grandmother of six grandchildren. Vicki is deeply rooted in the central California region and she continues to champion the freedoms that have defined California’s history.
Vicki’s passion for public service began as a young mom where she began volunteering on school campuses and classrooms throughout her children’s years in high school. She also served on the local PTA and on the board of IMPACT for YOUTH. While working at the schools, she witnessed students experiencing isolation, bullying, and rejection, as well as those struggling with suicidal thoughts and addictions. She made the decision to step into action and worked with the Carmel school board, educators, and community to bring Challenge Day, an anti-bullying program to the school. Vicki made student safety a priority and made it her goal to promote an educational environment where students could feel safe and empowered. Today, Vicki continues to serve and advocate for others through her own non-profit organization focused on family, safety, and strengthening communities.
Vicki has chaired many local boards over the years including, family outreach for Monterey County Jail and Juvenile Justice System and the advisory committee of the Monterey County Inmate Welfare Fund. From 2013-2015 she served on the Monterey County Grand Jury where she had the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of professionals conducting independent inquiries into local government and responded to citizens’ complaints. In 2016, Vicki went on to serve as a Director of the Monterey County Chapter of California Grand Jurors Association. She also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children (CASA). As a candidate for CA Assembly District 29, Vicki believes it is time to implement solutions that put a stop to government overreach. She will be strategic visionary in Sacramento and champion for individual and family rights. She will ensure that families and businesses are given a voice in Sacramento. Bringing her new perspective, hands-on community insight, and professional experience, Vicki Nohrden wants to empower and serve her constituents to bring the innovative solutions California needs.