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Sep 30 2018
Sep 18 2018
There were two Guest Speakers, BOTH ENDORSED BY OUR CLUB, at the September 20th General Meeting. Santa Maria School Board Candidates Abraham Melendrez and Diana Perez.
Our September General Meeting featured two guests running for office on November 6, 2018 ~ both of whom we have endorsed and also happen to be members of our Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley!! Diana Perez is running for re-election to the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Board, and Abe Melendrez is running for the Santa Maria Bonita School Board.
Diana Perez, Speaker Abraham Melendrez, Speaker
* Diana Perez, Candidate for Santa Maria Joint Union High School, (Link with list of schools in the district below) was raised in Salinas, California and graduated from Salinas High School in 1984. As the eldest daughter of five, Diana aspired to help her mother (who worked in the fields) and her younger siblings strive for a better life. She enrolled and graduated from Hartnell College then transferred to UC Santa Barbara and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Diana worked two jobs to earn enough money to attend Fresno State and earned a Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling and Student Services in 1994.
Immediately after, she was hired by Santa Barbara City College as an ESL Counselor, then UC Santa Barbara as an EAOP Admission Counselor and currently is the Director of the Central Coast Cal-SOAP Consortium at Allan Hancock College. Diana Perez has three children including a recent graduate from Righetti High School.
Diana Perez was appointed to the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District in February of 2014, then elected to the board in November of 2014. As a parent and educator with over twenty years of experience in higher education, and a former commissioner for the Off-Highway MotorVehicles Recreation (OHMVR), Diana is fully committed to contributing toward enhancing educational opportunities for all district students.
Here is a link for a list of the public schools in the Santa Maria Joint Union High School: https://www.cde.ca.gov/SchoolDirectory/results?districts=1009&status=1&search=1
* Abe Melendrez, Candidate for Santa Bonita School District, (Link with list of schools in the district below) is a community organizer at Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE). Read his own words …
“I am a proud product of Santa Maria and the schools in our community. Like many children, I struggled in school and our family struggled financially, but amazing teachers and school programs helped me reach my educational dreams, including becoming the first in my family to achieve a university degree.
“I attended Miller Elementary, Fesler Jr. High, Santa Maria High, Allan Hancock College, and UC Berkeley. I know firsthand that our local schools have the potential to be some of the best, and in order to do so, we need strong leaders, focused on fiscal responsibility, with the energy to advocate for the best education for our students.
“I now serve on two nonprofit boards and am employed at a local nonprofit organization, working to address youth violence, encourage civic engagement and community leadership.
“I owe my success to my teachers, mentors and the community. I want to make sure every student is exposed to educational, professional, and vocational opportunities. I want us to give them a strong foundation because I believe that a strong investment in our children is a strong investment in our future.”
Here is a link to the schools in the Santa Bonita School District: https://www.cde.ca.gov/SchoolDirectory/results?districts=990&status=1&search=1
Please join us at IHOP, 202 Nicholson Ave., every third Thursday of the month, with a no-host social and dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the program starting at 7 p.m. Our October 18th meeting will feature Guest Speaker Leonard Champion, Fire Chief of the Santa Maria Fire Department.
Sep 03 2018
VOTE NOVEMBER 6, 2018. Find your District – Click HERE
GLORIA SOTO was born, raised, and educated in Santa Maria. She comes from an immigrant family whose example taught her the value of hard work and determination. Gloria took advantage of every opportunity that her family and community offered her. She holds degrees from Allan Hancock College and Chapman University.
Gloria is a non-profit professional who, over the last seven years, has worked with Planned Parenthood California Central Coast in a variety of positions, including education, public affairs, community engagement, and development. Currently, she is the Regional Development Manager. Her work in the non-profit sector has also included volunteering to train youth leaders and directing week-long youth leadership programs. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors for Future Leaders of America and has served on The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Grant Making Committee (GMC). She is currently the GMC liaison to the Fund’s Board of Directors. Her wide experience with non-profit organizations has taught her the importance of building coalitions between communities and individuals who share common goals.
Gloria is a homeowner and resident of the Westgate neighborhood in District 3. She is bilingual, bi-cultural, and deeply connected to the Santa Maria Valley’s many communities. Gloria understands the everyday struggles of families in our city and will be a fierce advocate for affordable housing, living wage jobs, and expanding opportunities for all the youth of Santa Maria. The Candidates & Endorsement Committee recommends her endorsement.
- Visit Gloria’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gloriafordistrict3/videos/269649983653722/
- Mark your calendars to vote November 6, 2018. Re-register if you have moved, changed your name, signup to vote-by-mail:
- Look up your address to find your District – HERE
Sep 03 2018
Vote November 6, 2018 for Bill Ostrander (D) – 2018 Endorsed Candidate for CA Assembly 35th District.
Bill Ostrander, Candidate for CA Assembly, 35th District
Why I’m Running
“I’m Bill Ostrander and I’m running to represent California’s 35th Assembly District, which includes all of San Luis Obispo County and almost 50% of Santa Barbara County.
With the extraordinary energy of protest and resistance we’ve experienced here in the 35th Assembly District and across the country, now is our best chance in the past 50 years to flip this seat from red to blue.
But I want to focus on the issues of concern to the residents of the district. That’s why I’m hoping that our current Republican Assembly representative, Jordan Cunningham, will agree that residents of the 35th Assembly District will benefit from a wide-ranging discussion of political positions, ideas and ideals in the form of a series of Lincoln-Douglas style debates. These debates will be an opportunity for a substantive dialogue about where we are going and how we want to get there.
It’s my hope that these debates will not include now-typical political equivocation and poll-tested political sound bytes with no substance. Instead, these debates – to be held across the county – will follow the general form of the seven debates between Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln during the 1858 Illinois state election campaign. The issues Douglas and Lincoln discussed were of critical importance the basic underpinnings of the union. We are now experiencing a time in our history that many believe are comparable to the troublesome times faced in 1858.
While, at the time of these momentous debates, Senators were elected by the state legislatures, Douglas and Lincoln nevertheless chose to take their message directly to the people. I would hope that our incumbent Assemblyman will do the same as Douglas and Lincoln, gather in our communities’ public squares throughout the 35th district, and debate the substantive issues we face today.
These debates will be free to the public because that’s what democracy dictates. I believe that everyone, regardless of political party, deserves a meaningful discussion of the complex issues that are crucial to our future. Let’s lay out our visions for the future for our district, our communities, and pour neighborhoods. And let’s provide voters with the information they need to make a truly informed decision based on the issues and not just empty rhetoric.
Remember, it’s not THE government, it’s OUR government, and we must all take part for democracy to flourish.”
For more information, visit my website: https://www.billostrander.org
Register to vote or update information: https://registertovote.ca.gov
Sep 03 2018
CONGRATULATIONS to RAFAEL GUTERRIZ, DCSMV Endorsed Candidate for 4th District, Santa Maria City Council. Vote November 6, 2018.
Rafael Gutierrez, Candidate 4th District, Santa Maria City Council
FIND YOUR DISTRICT – Click HERE
Meet the Candidate:
Rafael attended Ernest Righetti High School and Allan Hancock College. At Righetti, Rafael studied drafting and architecture design and he received several awards for his skills in those areas. As a high school and junior college student, Rafael supported himself by working as a carpenter for a local construction company. His experience in construction and love of architecture led Rafael to become proficient in other areas of construction, including electrical, plumbing, and finish carpentry, in addition to architectural design, a field he has continued to pursue. After graduating from Allan Hancock College, Rafael attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in political science. Rafael then attended Columbia Law School in New York. (More below *)
Why am I running?
Rafael Gutierrez — who runs a private law practice from his office on Main Street — said he was running because he is disappointed in the current City Council.
“Santa Maria is a city with great potential. Many of us who live here have noticed that Santa Maria has big city problems without many benefits that big cities enjoy. We have seen an increase in violent crime as well as drug and gang activity. We have overcrowded and deteriorating neighborhoods, congested streets and highway exits. Despite having the cheapest real estate of almost all the surrounding communities, we have a complete lack of affordable housing.”
“The people in City Hall right now are not thinking ahead. The city lacks good-paying jobs, and needs to revitalize the city’s economy as well as implement mentorship and apprenticeship programs for the city’s youth.”
“We have a dilapidated downtown that does not entice people to come and visit. We need to revitalize the downtown and make it so people want to live, work and shop here. We can’t have projects like the ones at Enos Ranch that take away from the small businesses on Main and Broadway.”
( Note: Also, Link to watch a video by Rafa below)
(* Continued “Meet the Candidate” from above)
In reverence of his mother’s example, when Rafael was at Hancock, he began volunteering to work for the benefit of the community. From the early to mid-1990s, Rafael served on the County of Santa Barbara Superintendent of Schools’ Alternative Education Committee, which functioned as an advisory body on issues pertaining to at-risk youth. Later, Rafael served on the Santa Barbara County Kids Network, an advisory body on children and family issues created by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Besides running successful campaigns for student government at Hancock, Rafael also volunteered to work in Judge Rogelio R. Flores’ campaign and eventually served as the campaign manager.
After graduating from Allan Hancock College, Rafael attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in political science. The subject matter of his honors thesis was California’s Three Strikes Law. While at Berkeley, Rafael volunteered to work at La Raza Centro Legal, a legal aid organization in San Francisco where he served as a labor and employment advocate for low income clients and often represented clients at Labor Commissioner hearings.
Rafael then attended Columbia Law School in New York. At Columbia Law School, Rafael joined the editorial board of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and edited several legal articles for the journal. Rafael also served as editor of the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, in addition to serving in other law school student organizations.
Following his graduation from Columbia Law School, and prior to embarking on his legal career, Rafael worked in the fields of real estate, banking and finance in Los Angeles and Orange counties, which included working as a financial planner and financial advisor at Smith Barney.
Rafael’s unwavering devotion to giving back continued, and when residing in Orange County, he served on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, where he worked closely with the administration and faculty of local law schools to increase access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Rafael also volunteered to serve as a pro bono advocate for children with developmental disabilities and their families. While working as such advocate, Rafael came to the realization that there was an enormous need for knowledge of the applicable laws and negotiating skills among parents of children with disabilities. Consequently, Rafael started conducting seminars teaching parents the law and how to effectively advocate for their children. At first, Rafael conducted the seminars at his home, and later at the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County and Fiesta Educativa, Inc., an organization serving primarily Spanish-speaking parents of children with developmental disabilities. In 2012, Rafael served as the Master of Ceremonies for Fiesta Educativa’s annual conference, a conference attended by over 500 parents of children and adults with developmental disabilities and which featured speakers such as Rosario Marin, former Treasurer of the United States, and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.
More recently, prior to opening his own law practice in the heart of Santa Maria, Rafael worked as an attorney for a law firm in Arroyo Grande with a focus on civil litigation and as a deputy public defender with the Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office in the City of Santa Maria.
Jun 28 2018
Official Statewide and Local June 5, 2018 Primary election results are now available from the CA State Elections office and the SB County Elections office and links are posted here.
– All local elections (Schools, Sheriff, Supervisors, etc.) are conclusive with no runoffs.
– All County Measures are certified and are final.
– All state top two positions will be on the ballot again on November 6, 2018.
– State Propositions certified results July 6, 2018.
CERTIFIED CA STATEWIDE ELECTION RESULTS:
CERTIFIED SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS INCLUDING LOCAL ELECTIONS AND STATEWIDE (SB County results not necessarily the same result as CA Statewide.)
May 31 2018
REGISTER AND UPDATE NOW TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION. ELECTIONS OFFICE HOTLINE 1-800-722-8683 (BILINGUAL), CONDITIONAL BALLOT, UPDATE INFORMATION, SIGN UP FOR VOTE-BY-MAIL
CONTACT THE ELECTIONS OFFICE AT 1-800-722-8683 FOR ASSISTANCE IF NEEDED.
Note: Eligible 17 1/2 year olds may register to vote as long as they are 18 on an election day.
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Call/Sign Petitions: https://santamariademocrats.info/petitions/
Write letters to the Editor: https://santamariademocrats.info/letters-to-media/
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Oct 10 2018
Time to fill out your SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION. (Open registration ends October 22nd. To register, make changes, request a Vote-By-Mail ballot, visit: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/
For Santa Maria Valley ballots, 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, https://sbdems.org/endorsements/
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
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 U: No position.
The California Democratic Party has endorsed the following statewide candidates for the November 6, 2018 election:
CA-24th District United States Congress: Salud Carbajal
35th District California State Assembly: William Ostrander
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
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.
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(Click to view full post) JOIN US FOR A FUN AFTERNOON!! Everyone Welcome!! “Little Shop of Horrors” Fundraiser ~ October 14 @ 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon!
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Great comedic musical, with appetizers/desserts,
wine, and coffee served at intermission!
Play starts promptly at 1:30 p.m., so come early!
Santa Maria Civic Theatre
1600 N. McClelland St., Santa Maria, CA 93454
$30 per person. Pay online HERE,
or drop off or mail check to:
DCSMV, 327 E. Plaza St, Santa Maria, CA 93454
We’ll confirm by phone or email.
“The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names ‘Audrey II’ – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it … BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world.”
Call the Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley 1-805-349-2708 for more information.
Sep 30 2018
(Click to view full post) IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION. REGISTRATION will close Monday, OCTOBER 22nd.
November 6, 2018 – Consolidated General Election
Important Dates and Information
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Close of Registration
Monday, October 22, 2018
REGISTER TO VOTE HERE: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/
October 23, 2018 – November 6, 2018
Conditional Voter Registration Locations
Santa Barbara – 4440-A Calle Real
Santa Maria – 511 E. Lakeside Parkway
Lompoc – 401 E. Cypress St.
Ballot Drop Box Locations
Santa Barbara – 4440-A Calle Real
Santa Maria – 511 E. Lakeside Parkway
Lompoc – 100 Civic Center Plaza
Sep 30 2018
(Click to view full post) OCTOBER 18, 2018, Monthly DCSMV Meeting. Public welcome! Guest Speaker S.M. Fire Chief, Leonard Champion at 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm.
Democratic Club Santa Maria Valley meetings are held every third Thursday of the month,
IHOP Restaurant, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, 93454.
JOIN US! No-host social and menu dinner at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
Speaker session open to the public 7:00 -7:40 pm followed by DCSMV business meeting (registered Democrats only) until 8:30 pm. Call for more information 1-805-349-2708, Office open M-F, 11a-2pm.
Presented by Speaker Coordinator, Scott Baker, 2nd V-P:
Leonard Champion, Fire Chief of Santa Maria Fire Dept.
Topic: The impact of Measure U as it relates to emergency preparedness for Santa Maria City residents.
City Phone: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2255
City Fax: (805) 928-4746
The Fire Department provides all risk emergency services, as well as public education programs, fire prevention, and life safety measures to the City’s residents. These services support the Fire Department’s mission of effectively preserving lives and protecting property. The department provides Emergency Services, which include pre-hospital emergency medical services at the Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT-1) level; response to structural, vehicular and vegetation fires, hazardous materials response, water rescue, trench rescue, public assistance and other emergencies. The department also administers a hazardous materials business plan program in cooperation with Santa Barbara County.
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT:
- B.S. California State University, Long Beach
- Chief Officer Certificate, California State Fire Marshal’s Office
- Fire Chief, City of Santa Maria
- Fire Battalion Chief, City of Santa Maria
- Fire Captain, City of Santa Maria
- Fire Engineer, City of Santa Maria
- Firefighter, City of Santa Maria
- Reserve Firefighter, City of Santa Maria
- Fire Chiefs Association of Santa Barbara County
- California Fire Chiefs Association
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- Santa Maria Rotary
- Allan Hancock College Fire Academy Instructor
- Married with two children
- Member of First Christian Church
- Any outdoor activity
Description Of Responsibilities
The Fire Chief is responsible for policy and general direction for the Fire Department; provides administrative support for senior fire management staff, and actively participates as a member of the City management team. The Chief represents the City regarding fire and life safety issues on a regional and statewide basis. Additionally, the Chiefs’ office provides financial oversight, advanced planning, intra agency coordination, and deals with issues of Community concern.
The principle mission of the Santa Maria Fire Department is the preservation of life and the protection of property within the City of Santa Maria. Our services will be delivered in the most efficient, cost-effective, and professional manner possible.
- Continue to review and refine the Department’s Strategic Plan which provides short- and long-term direction and optimizes the use of resources, thereby setting goals and objectives while also creating an internal communications process that promotes and ensures the effectiveness of top-down/bottom-up communication.
- Utilizing information in the Department’s Strategic Plan, update the Standards of Response Coverage encompassing the adoption of written policies and procedures that determine the distribution, concentration, and reliability of fixed and mobile response forces necessary to provide services to an “all risk” public safety agency.
- Coordinate a City-wide exercise designed to familiarize City departments with the City’s adopted Multi-Hazard Functional Plan and position functions of the Emergency Operations Center. In addition, meet with EOC representatives from other agencies to coordinate response plans.
- Conduct an analysis of the types of on-the-job injuries, their causes, apparatus or equipment involved, and cost related to loss of work and medical treatment, and develop strategies to reduce their occurrence and severity, including behavioral health concerns.
- Update the City Municipal Code to reflect a more equitable means for non-profit organizations to participate in the sale of Safe and Sane Fireworks within the Santa Maria City limits.
- Continue to participate as part of a multi-department collaborative taskforce to implement a Computer Automated Dispatch system and radio system that meets the ongoing needs of the various City departments.
- Develop an Internship Program in collaboration with Allan Hancock College, providing students the opportunity to gain fire experience and college credit, and in doing so develop a new resource for the Santa Maria Fire Department.
- Streamline promotional testing processes for the ranks of Fire Engineer and Fire Captain. Where appropriate, testing components would be implemented through the Acting qualification process thereby validating the program and providing a larger applicant pool for promotional tests.
- Provide the Santa Maria Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program training to City employees during working hours in an effort to provide more resources during large-scale events.
- Replace the department’s aging 110-foot aerial ladder truck with a new Pierce 105-foot tractor drawn aerial ladder truck that will be better able to maneuver narrow and tight areas of the City streets.
Vote November 6, 2018 for Endorsed Incumbent Congressman, 24th District, Salud Carbajal. Santa Maria office opened August 8, 2017. Open Mon-Thursday.
1619 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458 (S. Broadway to W. Battles)
Open Mon – Thursday 9am – 5 pm.
Phone: (805) 730-1710
A local office will be an opportunity for constituents to discuss with Congressman Carbajal how he can best be of assistance in dealing with constituent casework and federal matters that concern Santa Maria residents.
WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
212 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515Phone: (202)-225-3601
SANTA BARBARA OFFICE
360 S. Hope Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105Phone: (805)-730-1710
SAN LUIS OBISPO OFFICE
1411 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 546-8348
Register to vote or update information: https://registertovote.ca.gov
Jul 04 2018
Official Certified Primary Election Results on June 5, 2018 / Statewide and North County ballot results
CERTIFIED STATEWIDE CA JUNE 5, 2018 PRIMARY RESULTS:
HOW DID SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VOTERS VOTE?
(Not necessarily the same result as the statewide result, but close)
Both parties, all CA statewide AND local Primary June 5, 2018 SB County Election Certified Results link:
(Don’t forget, you can also register before the November 6th General Election if not eligible for the June Primary.)
DEMOCRATS RESULTS QUICK GLANCE:
THE FOLLOWING ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR DEMOCRATIC ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY AREA BALLOT:
In local (North SB County) elections, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party has endorsed the following people for the June 5, 2018 election: http://sbdems.org/endorsements/
LOCAL, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY (No runoffs):
Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller: Betsy Schaffer – (WON. No runoff.)
Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner: Eddie Hsueh – ( Bill Brown winner. No runoff.)
Measure T (Cannabis tax): YES – (WON. No runoff).
ENDORSED STATEWIDE (Top two Winners will be on November 6, 2018 ballot):
CA-24th District United States Congress: Salud Carbajal – (WON. Runoff against (R) Fareed in Nov.)
35th District California State Assembly: William Ostrander – ( WON. Runoff against (R) Cunningham in Nov.)
California State Controller: Betty Yee – (WON. Runoff against (R) Rodditis in Nov.)
California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla – (WON. Runoff against (R) Meuser in Nov.)
California State Treasurer: Fiona Ma – (WON. Runoff against (R) Conlon in Nov.)
California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond – (WON. Runoff against Tuck in Nov.)
California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara – (WON. Runoff against (NPR) Poizner in Nov.)
* Disclosure on Proposition results: Certified by the state July 6, 2018.
Proposition 68 (Parks bonds): Recommended YES vote – (* Predicted as YES win.)
Proposition 69 (Transportation revenue use): Recommended YES vote – (* Predicted as YES win.)
Proposition 70 (Cap and Trade revenue use): Recommended NO vote – (* Predicted as NO win.)
Proposition 71 (Effective date for ballot measures): Recommended YES vote – (* Predicted as YES win.)
Proposition 72 (Rain capture exclusion): Recommend YES vote -(* Predicted as YES win.)
For more information on the Santa Barbara County Democratic Committee:
Also Democrats (NOT ENDORSED) on the North Santa Barbara County Ballot, state positions.
ALL STATE WINNERS WILL BE IN A RUNOFF ON THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 BALLOT:
June 5, 2018 Election
California Democratic Party Statewide Endorsement
Balloting Results for Candidates requesting endorsements,
but receiving less than the required 60% of caucus votes:
(CCDP Bylaws, Art. VIII, Sec. 3.c.(8).)
(left % column indicates CA Dem Caucus votes. See link below for CA voters % results):
54% Kevin de Leon – WON (Runoff against (D) Feinstein)
37% Dianne Feinstein – WON (Runoff against (D) de Leon)
05% Pat Harris
03% No Endorsement
39% Gavin Newsome – WON (Runoff against (R) Cox)
30% John Chang
20% Delaine Eastin
09% Antonio Villaraigosa
03% No Endorsement
42% Ed Hernandez – WON (Runoff against (D) Kounalakis)
41% Eleni Kounalakis – WON (Runoff against (D) Hernandez)
07% Jeff Bleich
11% No Endorsement
56% Dave Jones
42% Xavier Becerra – WON (Runoff against (R) Bailey)
02% No Endorsement
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION – District 2:
52% Malia Cohen – WON (runoff against (R) Burns)
29% Cathleen Galgiani
19% No Endorsement
CSCC visit Website: www.cadem.org/endorsements
CERTIFIED CA JUNE 5, 2018 PRIMARY RESULTS:
Elections Office Hotline at 1-800-722-8683 (Bilingual) for conditional ballot information.
Vote early. Download and mail the VOTE BY MAIL ballot at:
Don’t forget, you can also register before the November 6th General Election if not eligible for the June Primary.
Click here to find current elected officials: https://santamariademocrats.info/your-reps-and-maps/
Jun 28 2018
Obama’s guidelines prioritized the deportation of gang members, those who posed a national security risk and those who had committed felonies.
Trump’s January 2017 executive order does not include a priority list for deportations and refers only to “criminal offenses,” which is broad enough to encompass serious felonies as well as misdemeanors.
Because of Trump’s executive order, DHS can deport people for misdemeanors more easily, because the government no longer prioritizes the removal of dangerous criminals, gang members or national-security threats. (A DHS fact sheet says, “Any individual processed for removal, including those who are criminally prosecuted for illegal entry, may seek asylum or other protection available under law.”)
Where are the children coming from?
- This rural town, is among the poorest in a nation.
2) Guatemala’s capital is plagued with gang violence.
3) Rival gangs are responsible for most of the murders in El Salvador’s capital.
Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino is not on the list. 279 US Climate Mayors commit to adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals
Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino is not on the list.
Here are the Mayors on the List on the Central Coast:
Goleta, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo. See interactive map:
We will continue to lead. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create a clean energy economy, and stand for environmental justice. And if the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks.
The world cannot wait — and neither will we.
Jun 10 2018
There are dozens of new oil wells proposed for Santa Barbara County that will be voted on by our county Board of Supervisors. Click on the link: NO drilling! Reject proposals by oil companies AERA, ERG (currently in bankruptcy) and PetroRock. These projects would drill through the Santa Maria Valley Groundwater Basin, which provides clean drinking water to 12 cities and over 200,000 people. We need to make sure our county votes against these proposals!
SIGN THE PETITION:
CONTACT YOUR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERVISOR:
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