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1 – Local Districts up for election in 2020

Check your registration status:

Note:  If you are not registered  by February 18, 2020, call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7, to speak to a person.  Due to a new California voting law, if eligible, you may be able to register, or re-register,  at the Elections Office prior to or at the Polls on election day.

Endorsed Democratic candidates who will be on the North SB County March 3, 2020 Primary ballot:                                                                                                            

1   –  U. S. House of Representatives, 24th District

                (D) Salud Carbajal, Incumbent (D Endorsed)


2   – CA State Senate, 19th District,

                (D)  Monique Limon,  (D Endorsed)

                News Link:  (Monique Limon Announcement State Senate )    


               (NOTE: Incumbent (D) Hannah-Beth Jackson – Term limit – cannot run)

3   – CA State Assembly, 35th District

               (D) Dawn Addis, (Endorsed by DCSMV)

                News Link:  ( Dawn Addis Announces run for State Assembly) 


4   – Santa Barbara County Supervisors (2 out of 5 Supervisor seats in 2020):

              4a   Joan Hartmann, 3rd District,  Incumbent (D Endorsed)


              4b   Open seat,  Santa Barbara County Supervisor, 4th District,  Democrat not on the ballot.  

 PROPOSITION 13:  Endorsed YES.  Authorize bonds for  facility repair, construction, and modernization for public schools.


Registered voter Vote-By-Mail ballots have been mailed beginning February 3, 2020.  Returned ballots must be received or postmarked by Election day March 3, 2020.  If you have not received your VBM ballots, call the Elections Office 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7,  to speak to a person during regular hours.  VBM ballots can still be requested for registered voters up to February 25, 2020.  

NOTE:  ALL  DEMOCRATIC  Presidential candidates will be listed on the DEMOCRATIC  ballots in the California March 3, 2020 Primary.  There will be no Democratic  Presidential endorsement until after the July 2020 Democratic Convention at which time a candidate will be nominated to run in the General Election on November 3, 2020.*

Complete SB County list on ballot of Democratic Presidential and all other candidates,  CLICK HERE


City Council seats are NOT ON THE BALLOT until November 3, 2020 General election.  DCSMV candidate endorsement selection for City Council will be in June 2020.

5   –  City Council of Santa Maria (* 2 out of 4 Council member seats, and 1 Mayor up for election in Nov.  2020): 

    5a    Residents living in District 1 (northwest Santa Maria) will elect 1 City Council member

      OSVALDO SOTELO  formally announced his candidacy for District 1 on January 13, 2020.  


    5b   Residents living in District 2 (northeast Santa Maria) will elect 1 City Council member       (To be announced)

   5c    All voters citywide (all 4 districts) will decide the Mayor’s position. (To be announced)

* SM City Council held currently with terms ending in 2020:   Mayor, Alice Patino,  Council members Michael Moats and  Mike Corder (None D Endorsed)

Find your Santa Maria City District:  CLICK HERE


  •  2019 Region 10 Pre-endorsement Conference
The Pre-endorsement Conference was convened by Region 10 Director, David Atkins, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. The agenda included:
(CD24)  Salud Carbajal, Congressional District 24 will proceed to the State Convention consent      agenda where he will be endorsed by the State Party.
 (SD19) Monique Limon has received in excess of the required votes cast for Senate District 19  and will    proceed to the Convention consent agenda for endorsement by the State Party.  (SD19 is currently held by Hannah-Beth Jackson, who has termed out and will not be running in 2020.)
(AD35) There were no candidates who stepped forward as of October 5th for Assembly District 35.  If a candidate decides to run, he/she will do so without Party endorsement.  NOTE:  DAWN ADDIS HAS SINCE LAUNCHED HER CAMPAIGN AND HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY DCSMV.  


View and contact all of our area’s current representatives:    CLICK HERE

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