(805) 965-8030
P.O. Box 22435, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Official Endorsements

Midterm General Election

ELECTION DAY: NOVEMBER 8, 2022
Salud Carbajal

Salud Carbajal

U.S. CONGRESS (24TH DISTRICT)
Gregg Hart

Gregg Hart

STATE ASSEMBLY (37TH DISTRICT)

Elysia Lewis

MAYOR OF BUELLTON

David Silva

BUELLTON CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 4

Luz Reyes-Martín

GOLETA CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1

James Kyriaco

GOLETA CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 2

Monica Solorzano

CARPINTERIA CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1

Al Clark

CARPINTERIA CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 5

Gloria Soto

SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 3

Marybeth Carty

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AREA 1

Judy Frost

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, AREA 5

Peter Wright

COLLEGE SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 5

Richard Mayer

GOLETA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 1

Emily Zacarias

GOLETA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 3

Ethan Bertrand

GOLETA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 5

Gabe Escobedo

SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 1

Rose Muñoz

SANTA BARBARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 4

Osvaldo Sotelo

SANTA MARIA-BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 2

Feliciano Aguilar

SANTA MARIA JOINT-UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 2

Diana Perez

SANTA MARIA JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, AREA 4

Denise El Amin

SANTA YNEZ UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA 2

Charlotte Gullap-Moore

SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE BOARD, AREA 1

Jonathan Abboud

SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE BOARD, AREA 6

Kathleen Werner

GOLETA WATER DISTRICT BOARD, DISTRICT 2

Olivia Craig

ISLA VISTA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD, 2-YEAR TERM

Spencer Brandt

ISLA VISTA COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD, 4-YEAR TERM

U.S. Senator: Alex Padilla

Secretary of State: Dr. Shirley Weber

Attorney General: Rob Bonta

Governor: Gavin Newsom

Controller: Malia Cohen

Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara

Board of Equalization, District 2: Sally Lieber

Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis

Treasurer: Fiona Ma

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

  • Prop 1: YES – Makes abortion a constitutional right

  • Prop 26: YES – Supports Native American tribes and creates local jobs

  • Prop 27: NO – Deceptive special interest power grab

  • Prop 28: YES – Funds music and arts education in local schools

  • Prop 29: YES – Protects kidney dialysis patients

  • Prop 30: YES – Funds electric vehicle charging stations & rebates

  • Prop 31: YES – Stop Big Tobacco from preying on vulnerable communities

  • MEASURE B: YES – Funds Goleta road repair and creek cleanup to maintain coastal waters

  • MEASURE C: YES – Protects local kids from flavored tobacco products

  • MEASURE T: NO – Deceptive attempt to impose sweeping changes to the carefully thought-out land use rules in Carpinteria.

Past Endorsements

June 2022

  • U.S. Congress (24th District): Salud Carbajal
  • State Assembly (37th District): Gregg Hart
  • County Supervisor (2nd District): Laura Capps
  • County Superintendent of Schools: Susan Salcido
  • U.S. Senator: Alex Padilla
  • Governor: Gavin Newsom
  • Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
  • Secretary of State: Dr. Shirley Weber
  • Attorney General: Rob Bonta
  • Treasurer: Fiona Ma
  • Controller: Malia Cohen
  • Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
  • Board of Equalization, District 2: Sally Lieber

November 2021

  • Santa Barbara Mayor: Cathy Murillo
  • Santa Barbara City Council, District 4: Kristen Sneddon
  • Santa Barbara City Council, District 5: Eric Friedman
  • Santa Barbara City Council, District 6: Meagan Harmon

September 2021

  • Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom: No
  • Replacement Candidate: No endorsement

November 2020

  • President: Joe Biden
  • Vice President: Kamala Harris
  • U.S. Congress: Salud Carbajal
  • California State Senate: Monique Limón
  • California State Assembly, District 35: Dawn Addis
  • California State Assembly, District 37: Steve Bennett
  • Buellton City Council: Elysia Lewis
  • Carpinteria City Council: Natalia Alarcon
  • Goleta Mayor: Paula Perotte
  • Goleta City Council: Kyle Richards
  • Goleta City Council: Stuart Kasdin
  • Lompoc City Council, District 4: Jeremy Ball
  • Santa Maria City Council, District 1: Osvaldo Sotello
  • Solvang City Council: Chris Bowyer
  • Allan Hancock Community College District Board of Trustees, District 4: Jeffrey Hall
  • Carpinteria Unified School District Board of Trustees: Craig Cooke
  • Goleta Union School District Board of Trustees: Patricia “Max” Rorty and Sholeh Jahangir
  • Lompoc Unified School District Board of Trustees: Janet Blevins
  • Santa Barbara Community College Board of Trustees, District 2: Robert Miller
  • Santa Barbara Community College Board of Trustees, District 3: Erin Guereña
  • Santa Barbara Community College Board of Trustees, District 4: Anna Everett
  • Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Trustees: Jackie Reid, Laura Capps, and Wendy Sims-Moten
  • Santa Maria Joint Union High School District: Angie Bolden and Jennifer Melena
  • Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District Board of Trustees: José Juan Ibarra
  • Santa Barbara County Board of Education, District 3: Richard Fulton
  • Santa Barbara County Board of Education, District 6: Joe Howell
  • Goleta Sanitary District: Sharon Rose
  • Goleta Water District: Bill Rosen, Farfallah Borah, and Lauren Hanson
  • Isla Vista Community Services District: Catherine Flaherty, Ethan Bertrand, and Marcos Aguilar
  • Isla Vista Recreation and Park District: Mia Rahmen
  • Montecito Fire Protection District: Robert Kemp

March 2020

  • U.S. Congress: Salud Carbajal
  • California State Senate: Monique Limón
  • California State Assembly: N/A
  • Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, District 1: Das Williams
  • Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, District 3: Joan Hartmann

November 2019

  • Santa Barbara City Council, District 1: Alejandra Gutierrez
  • Santa Barbara City Council, District 2: Mike Jordan
  • Santa Barbara City Council, District 3: Oscar Gutierrez
  • Santa Barbara City Council, District 6: Meagan Harmon

November 2018

  • California Governor: Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Senate: Kevin de León
  • California Attorney General: Xavier Bacerra
  • California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
  • California State Treasurer: Fiona Ma
  • California State Controller: Betty Yee
  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
  • California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
  • California Board of Equalization, District 2: Malia Cohen
  • U.S. Congress, District 24: Salud Carbajal
  • California State Assembly, District 35: Bill Ostrander
  • California State Assembly, District 37: Monique Limón
  • Carpinteria City Council: Al Clark
  • Goleta Mayor: Paula Perotte
  • Goleta City Council: James Kyriaco
  • Santa Maria City Council, District 3: Gloria Soto
  • Santa Maria City Council, District 4: Rafa Gutierrez
  • Goleta Union Schoo District Board of Trustees: Luz Reyes-Martín, and Richard Mayer
  • Santa Maria-Bonita School District Board of Trustees: Abe Melendrez
  • Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Trustees: Ismael Paredes Ulloa and Rose Muñoz
  • Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees, Area 4: Darcél Elliott
  • Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees, Area 6: Kate Parker
  • Goleta Water District Board of Directors: Kathleen Werner and Matias Eusterbrock