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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.
Goleta Mayor: Paula Perotte
Goleta City Council: James Kyriaco
Goleta School Board: Luz Reyes-Martin
Goleta School Board: Richard Mayer
Goleta Water District: Kathleen Werner
Goleta Water District: Matias Eusterbrock
Santa Barbara Unified School District: Rose Munoz
Santa Barbara Unified School District: Ismael Paredes Ulloa
Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees-Area 2: Robert Miller
CA-24th District United States Congress: Salud Carbajal
37th District California State Assembly: Monique Limón
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.
Measure W: YES | Ties Goleta city council salaries to median income to encourage more people to run for office.
Measure Z: YES | Provides Goleta City Council revenue by taxing cannabis retail and business activity.