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2018 Endorsements

In local elections, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party has endorsed the following people for the June election and will complete it’s endorsements for June at the April 5 meeting. To find out more about our endorsement process, click here.

June 5, 2018 Election

2nd District Board of Supervisors: Gregg Hart

Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller: Betsy Schaffer

Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner: Eddie Hsueh

3rd District Santa Barbara City Council: Oscar Gutierrez

Measure T: YES

Measure S: YES

Measure R: YES

The California Democratic Party has endorsed the following statewide candidates for the June 5, 2018 election:


CA-24th District United States Congress: Salud Carbajal

35th District California State Assembly: William Ostrander


37th District California State Assembly: Monique Limón

California State Controller: Betty Yee

California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla

California State Treasurer: Fiona Ma

California Superintendent of Public Education: Tony Thurmond

California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara

Proposition 68: YES | Protects California’s water and parks. Prepares for climate change, wildfires, and drought.

Proposition 69: YES | Prevents the Legislature from diverting transportation funds for non-transportation purposes.

Proposition 70: NO | An attempt by Big Oil to stall and undermine California’s climate and clean air progress

Proposition 71: YES | Ensures statewide ballot propositions become effective after every vote is counted.

Proposition 72: YES | Prevents a property tax increase on homeowners who conserve by recycling rainwater.