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Category: 2019

Become a Campaign Intern!

The Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County is accepting resumes for the 2019 coordinated campaign internship. This internship is designed to give substantial real-life exposure to politics and campaigns. We’re not just working to elect a progressive City Council, but fighting to ensure our political system works for everyone in Santa Barbara County. The purpose of

Supervisor Das Williams earns Party endorsement for re-election

Contact: Gail Teton-Landis gail@teton-landis.org Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County Chair Gail Teton-Landis announced the endorsement of First District Supervisor Das Williams. “We are proud to endorse Supervisor Williams’ re-election campaign. Throughout his career, he has exhibited strong environmental leadership, support for working people, and sought solutions for mental health and homelessness issues. He has

From our Chair: Why Dems Endorse

First published in the Santa Barbara Independent on July 4, 2019. By Gail Teton-Landis As chair of the Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County, I want to address three questions that I am often asked: Why do local political parties make endorsements for local nonpartisan elections? Why are such endorsements made before the deadline for a

Joan Hartmann earns Democratic endorsement for Re-Election

Party Chair Gail Teton-Landis announced the Democratic Party’s endorsement of Joan Hartmann for Santa Barbara County Supervisor representing District 3. During Joan’s time on the Board of Supervisors, she has worked hard to address the needs of her diverse constituents from Guadalupe to Isla Vista, promoting Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) throughout the county, especially for the

Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County Endorses Candidates in Districts 1, 2, and 6

Party Chair Gail Teton-Landis announced the Democratic Party’s endorsement of Alejandra Gutierrez, Mike Jordan, and Megan Harmon for seats on the Santa Barbara City Council. The three join endorsed candidates Oscar Gutierrez for Santa Barbara City Council District 3 and Joan Hartman for 3rd District County Supervisor. “Our Democratic Party endorsed candidates all  care enormously

Statement from the Chair on CADEM Chair Election

This past weekend I attended the California Democratic Convention where I had the opportunity to hear from 14 presidential candidates, attend a variety of caucuses, and vote for the California Democratic Party Chair. My first choice, the eloquent, inspired, dedicated organizer, and mentor to many, Daraka Larimore-Hall from Santa Barbara, did not win. I am

Welcome to Spencer Brandt, our new Organizing Director

The Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County is proud to welcome Spencer Brandt as the new Organizing Director. The Organizing Director will be responsible for coordinating, maintaining and supporting grassroots activities by the party, its clubs, and endorsed candidates. This includes recruiting and training volunteers to canvass, phonebank, and register voters, coordinating joint field operations

Thats A Wrap: 11th Annual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner: May the Force Be With Us

This past weekend on May the 4th, the Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County hosted the 11th Annual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner. This year the theme was “May the Force Be With Us.” We are pleased to announce that it was the most successful ever. Santa Maria Councilmember Gloria Soto was chosen by the UCSB Campus Democrats

The Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County has endorsed incumbent, Oscar Gutierrez for Santa Barbara City Council, District 3

Gail Teton-Landis, Chair of the DPSBC, announced the endorsement of Oscar Gutierrez, for re-election to the Santa Barbara City Council in District 3. “We appreciate the dedication that Oscar has for the Westside residents while tackling issues that effect the whole city,” stated Ms. Teton-Landis. The Santa Barbara City Council election will take place, November