Ed at work in a Leadership Class
Ed and Sharron


Ed for Monterey City Council





Ed was born in Monterey and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, attending local schools, graduating from Pacific Grove High in 1971. He married his high school sweetheart Sharron, who graduated from Monterey High School also in 1971.


After graduating from MPC in 1973, Ed and Sharron were married and went off to college. He graduated from Sacramento State with a BA in Criminal Justice in 1975. After several years, Ed returned to College, attending night school to work on his Masters Degree, graduating in 1983 from Golden Gate University with a Master’s of Public Administration in Federal, State & Urban Governance.


He and his wife have lived in Monterey and raised two children living in the same home for 34 years. Both of their children graduated from Monterey High School.


"We have always felt that we are fortunate to have been able to return back home after college and to raise our family in Monterey. We truly love our town."


Ed's adult children: Amy Baj (married to Chris) lives in Florida where she is a Public Relations Director. Peter just finished serving in the Ist. Division of United States Army and currently is a full time student at Wichita State in Kansas majoring in aeronautical engineering. Ed and Sharron have two grandchildren; Liam Hunter Smith, five years old and Hadley Rose Baj just under 3 months old.


Ed has an established a track record with a valuable experiences and expertise


Service, Community, and Leadership 

  • Co-owner On Base Leadership Training; leadership consulting and workforce training
  • Owned and operated a retail business in Monterey, established in 1991 sold in 1998
  • Command level experience with a career spanning 34 years in Law Enforcement
  • Board Member of a Community Church and past board member of a private school
  • Experience on a City Joint Powers Agreement, Technical Advisory Committee member
  • Project manager, construction & technology data systems, the last one being 1.5 million dollar project involving multi jurisdictions
  • Volunteer for AT&T and 1st Tee tournaments and Special Olympics events
  • Member of Cannery Row Rotary and Monterey Peninsula Leadership, graduate
  • Special Events: July 4th events, Monterey Fair, Auto Auction, Cherries Jubilee, First Night, Monterey Jazz Festival and Cannery Row Days, etc. 


Education / Training

  • Pacific Grove High School Graduate
  • Monterey Peninsula College AS Graduate
  • California State University Sacramento, BA in Criminal Justice
  • Golden Gate University, MPA in Federal, Sate and Urban Governances
  • Police Academy, Supervisory and Management P.O.S.T Certificates
  • Life-Time Teaching Credential, State of California


Employment / Background

  • Seaside Police Department, 4 yrs- Officer; Academy Class President
  • Monterey Police Department, 26 yrs- Officer; Field Training, Detective, Sgt. & Lieutenant
  • Desert Hot Springs Police Department, 4 yrs- Division Commander- Retired 2011
  • Former Instructor MPC Police Academy, Criminal Justice courses
  • Leadership/management; Instructor, State of California numerous agencies



Interests / Hobbies

  • Family time: Golf, Football- 49ers and Baseball- Giants
  • Reading: world history, modern leadership & organizational management
  • Remodeling and home improvement- power tools!!



Photos of Ed, friends and family

A Life Time of Service and Community Involvement

All campaign news:

Ed Smith 




Send me an email at Ed@EdSmithMontereyCouncil.com or call me at 601-5013.


Also reach me through the Contact Page 


Mayor Chuck Dela Sala & Councilmember Frank Sollecito support Ed for Council.

Contact Info:

(831) 601-5013
Send a message using our Online Form


Visit Facebook.com/



Print Print | Sitemap
© EdSmithMontereyCouncil