VOTE – NOV 6, 2018

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DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – VOTER GUIDE

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – VOTER GUIDE

 

STATEWIDE OFFICES

U.S. Senate - Dianne Feinstein

Governor - Gavin Newsom  

Lt. Governor - Eleni Kounalakis

Secretary of State - Alex Padilla

Controller - Betty Yee

Treasurer - Fiona Ma

Attorney General - Xavier Becerra 

Insurance Commissioner - Ricardo Lara

Superintendent of Public Instruction - Tony Thurmond  

LOCAL OFFICES

U.S. Congress 24th District - Salud Carbajal

CA Assembly 37th District - Monique Limon

Auditor-Controller - Betsy Schaffer 

Sheriff/Coroner - Eddie Hsueh

Goleta City Council Mayor - Paula Perotte 

Goleta City Council - James Kyriaco, Jr

Goleta School Board - Luz Reyes-Martin 

Santa Barbara School Board - 

Santa Barbara City College Trustree - 

 

STATE PROPOSITIONS

DemWomen and League of Women Voters agree on the following recommended votes:

Proposition 68 - YES  Bonds funding Parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaptation, etc.

Proposition 69 - YES  Requires that new transportation revenues be used for transportation purposes

Proposition 70 - NO  Requires 2/3 vote in legislature for decisions about use of cap-and-trade revenues

Proposition 71 - YES  Sets effective date for ballot measures - 5 days after certification by Secy of State

Proposition 72 - YES  Permits legislature to exclude newly constructed rain-capture systems from property                                          tax assessment  

 

LOCAL MEASURES

Measure T2018  YES   Cannabis Operations General Tax

Measure R2018  YES   Utility User Tax to support IV Community Services District (Isla Vista voters only)

Dianne Feinstein for Reelection to U.S. Congress

Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County proudly endorse Dianne Feinstein for U.S. Senate.  Feinstein has been in the Senate since 1992 and has been a strong advocate for the Democratic values and issues we support including immigration and gun control.  Feinstein's tenure and stature in D.C. cannot be overstated, she is a powerful voice for California and represents us on the following committees:

  • Committee on Appropriations

  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development

  • Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

  • Committee on the Judiciary (Ranking Member, 115th Congress)

  • Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

  • Committee on Rules and Administration

  • Select Committee on Intelligence

As Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, we are proud to have this strong Democratic woman representing us in Washington.

Salud Carbajal for Reelection to U.S. Congress - 24th Congressional District 

Congressman Salud Carbajal proudly represents the 24th Congressional District of California. The District includes the entirety of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, and a portion of Ventura County.

 

Prior to representing the Central Coast in Congress, Salud served as Santa Barbara County’s First District Supervisor for twelve years. As County Supervisor, Salud championed the development of the Blue Ribbon Budget Task Force to examine our county operations and budget process. He has also advocated for health and social service safety net programs for our most vulnerable residents, co-sponsoring an initiative to provide health insurance for all the County's children and spearheading the creation of a job skills and mentorship program for at-risk youth throughout the County.

 

In Congress, Salud has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting our natural environment and resources, enhancing public safety, creating economic opportunities, and working regionally to address our transportation, housing, and workforce challenges.

Monique Limon for Reelection to CA State Assembly, 37th District

Assemblymember Monique Limón was elected to the Assembly in November 2016 and represents the 37th district that includes over half of the County of Santa Barbara, as well as nearly a quarter of the County of Ventura.

Born and raised in the 37th district, Monique has worked continuously to serve her community as an educator, leader, and an advocate for causes advancing the quality of life in her community.

For Monique, education has always been a priority. A UC Berkeley graduate with a Masters degree from Columbia University, Monique served two terms on the Santa Barbara Unified School Board and as Assistant Director for the McNair Scholars Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara prior to serving in the Assembly.

Monique has worked with countless local students at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB as an advisor and mentor to help them achieve their professional and academic goals through higher education.

Women’s issues are also a priority for Monique. As former Commissioner on the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women she helped connect private and public resources with women in the community. Monique has a passion for bringing community groups together and building strong coalitions among local nonprofit organizations and civic groups.

Monique’s roots go deep in the 37th district. Her extended network of family and friends include a range of small business owners and important leaders in the community. Her husband, Michael Medel works at Santa Barbara City College as Director of Admissions and Records and serves as President of the 19th District Agricultural Association. Monique and Michael were both raised in the area and currently live in Goleta.

Paula Perotte for Mayor, City of Goleta

Perotte has lived in Goleta for more than three decades, which has given her a firm perspective on the city’s growth and issues: “I am determined to see that Venoco’s oil processing facility is removed from Haskell’s Beach,” she said in her announcement. “I’ll support the best interests of local businesses and residents in redevelopment of Old Town Goleta. … And I’ll keep fighting to safeguard access to Goleta’s crown jewels, Ellwood Butterfly Preserve and Ellwood Mesa, especially in light of the drought-impacted trees.”

Perotte received the Democratic Central Committee endorsement on May 3. Her supporters include State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, supervisors Janet Wolf and Joan Hartmann, Goleta councilmembers Stuart Kasdin and Kyle Richards, and Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo, among others. “Much of our city’s continued success depends on regional cooperation and collaboration,” Perotte said. “That’s why I’m especially grateful for the endorsements of so many key leaders and organizations.”

James Kyriaco for Goleta City Council

James Kyriaco started his career working in local politics, managing and assisting the election campaigns for a number of respected local elected officials who represented Goleta, including Susan Rose, Janet Wolf, Margaret Connell, Monique Limon, and Kyle Richards. Kyriaco also worked in Goleta’s nonprofit community, serving as the first executive director of the Goleta Valley Historical Society, which manages Rancho La Patera and Stow House. 

Today, Kyriaco serves on Goleta’s Public Engagement Commission. His past experience includes:

  • County of Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission, Former Member

  • Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara County, Former Board Member

  • Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara, Former Board Member

  • Santa Barbara Community Development & Human Services Commission, Former Member

  • Santa Barbara Tennis Patrons Board of Directors, Former Board Member

  • Santa Barbara Family Care Center, Former Board Member and President

  • Contemporary Arts Forum of Santa Barbara, Former Development Associate

  • Leadership Santa Barbara County, Class of 1999-2000

http://jameskyriaco.com/

Proposition 68 - YES

Bonds funding Parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaptation, etc.

Proposition 69 - YES

Requires that new transportation revenues be used for transportation purposes

Proposition 70 - NO

Requires 2/3 vote in legislature for decisions about use of cap-and-trade revenues

Proposition 71 - YES

Sets effective date for ballot measures - 5 days after certification by Secretary of State

Proposition 72 - YES

Permits legislature to exclude newly constructed rain-capture systems from property  

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