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City Council Elections begin this week

This week, beginning Monday, October 7, voters in Santa Barbara City Council Districts 1 and 2 will receive their ballots for the 2019 City Council Election. Districts 1 and 2 include the Eastside, the Mesa, the Funk Zone, and portions of Downtown and the Westside. If you are unsure which District you reside in, click

We have a new home! Dem HQ Grand Opening this weekend

Stop the presses! We have a new home. Join us this Saturday and Sunday as we officially christen our new campaign HQ at 123 Carrillo St. Wear comfy shoes, bring a friend, and grab some breakfast. This is a great way to meet our endorsed candidates. The upcoming election in Santa Barbara is a mail-in

Labor Day Picnic – Get your tickets now!

Our annual Labor Day Picnic and Ice Cream Social is just days away! We will be joined by union leaders and Democratic elected officials for an afternoon of good times. We will serve BBQ’d chicken and veggie burgers, as well as ice cream for desert. Monday, September 2 2PM – 5PM Oak Park SANTA BARBARA,

T-minus 2 weeks until Labor Day

Please join us for our annual Labor Day Picnic and Ice Cream Social (elected officials will be scooping!) at Oak Park in Santa Barbara. The picnic will start at 2:00PM on Monday, September 2rd. We will hear from elected and endorsed candidates, as well as local union representatives. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Purchase them here.

Tickets now available: Labor Day Picnic 2019

We’d like to invite you to our annual Labor Day Picnic and Ice Cream Social at Oak Park in Santa Barbara. The picnic will start at 2PM on Monday, September 2nd. We will hear from local union leaders, as well as our endorsed candidates. Elected officials including Congressman Salud Carbajal, Supervisor Das Williams, and Supervisor

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

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