In local elections, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party has endorsed the following people for the November 6th general election. To find out more about our endorsement process, click here.
CA-24th District United States Congress: Salud Carbajal
35th District California State Assembly: William Ostrander
Santa Maria City Council-District 3: Gloria Soto
Santa Maria City Council-District 4: Rafael Gutierrez
Santa Maria Bonita School District: Abraham Melendrez
Santa Maria Joint Union School District: Diana Perez
Governor: Gavin Newsom
US Senator: Kevin DeLeon
California Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
California State Controller: Betty Yee
California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
California State Treasurer: Fiona Ma
California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
California Board of Equalization: Malia Cohen
Proposition 1: YES | Creates affordable housing for vets, working families, disabled, seniors, homeless-without raising taxes
Proposition 2: YES | Delivers housing with mental health services to alleviate chronic homelessness-without raising taxes
Proposition 3: No Position
Proposition 4: YES | Provides specialized care for 2 million seriously ill or injured kids a year, regardless of family income
Proposition 5: NO | Takes up to $2 billion per year from schools and local services to give a tax break to wealthy property owners
Proposition 6: NO | Stop the attack on bridge and road safety!
Proposition 7: YES | Saves lives and money by stopping dangerous time changes
Proposition 8: YES | Requires dialysis clinics to improve patient care, update equipment and provide safe and clean facilities
Proposition 9: Removed by Court Order
Proposition 10: YES | Empowers local communities to limit skyrocketing rents
Proposition 11: NO | Undermines basic workplace protections for hard-working and dedicated emergency responders
Proposition 12: YES | Prevents cruelty to millions of farmed animals by prohibiting unhealthy, cruel and extreme confinement.
Measure G: YES | Establishes eleven member Independent citizens redistricting commission.
Measure H: NO | Designed by special interests FOR special interests. Major funding from California petroleum industry.