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Santa Barbara Endorsements

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

37th District California State Assembly: Monique Limón

Santa Barbara Unified School District: Rose Munoz

Santa Barbara Unified School District: Ismael Paredes Ulloa

Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees- Area 5: Darcel Elliott

Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees-Area 7: Kate Parker

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 B: YES | Allows Santa Barbara City elections to be held in even number years

Measure C: YES | Establishes elected succession in case of a Santa Barbara City Council vacancy

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.