Recent Fall Endorsements


School District & SBCC

The Santa Barbara County Democratic Party endorsed candidates for both the Santa Barbara Unified School District board and for the Santa Barbara Community Collegeboard of trustees at its June meeting. For the two open seats on the K-12 school board the DCC endorsed Ismael Paredes Ulloa and Rose Muñoz. Paredes Ulloa is currently filling out an unexpired term on the board, and Muñoz is a newcomer, but long active in local schools and the Democratic community.

For the SBCC District 2 Trustee position, Robert Miller received the party’s endorsement, as did Kate Parker for District 7. Miller is a retired attorney who has been active in community issues related to housing, land use, environmental protection and renewable energy since moving to Goleta in 2014. He was appointed to the Goleta Planning Commission in January 2017 and to the SBCC Board of Trustees in February 2018. Parker is employed as the library director at Cate School in Carpinteria, and has served on the Santa Barbara Unified school board the past 12 years.


On the Nov. 6th Ballot, Previously Endorsed

Also part of the local slate of Democratic endorsements for the November general election:

Paula Perotte – Mayor, City of Goleta
James Kyriaco – Goleta City Council
Ethan Bertrand – Isla Vista Community Services District
Luz Reyes-Martin – Goleta School Board Trustee

4th of July BBQ

Spend the afternoon with your fellow Democrats. Eat, Drink, and Persist…
   Stow Grove Park, Goleta

   2 – 4 p.m.

   $20/BBQ & beverages

National Day of Protest, Saturday, June 30, 2018 – 11am

Stop the Cruelty!

Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families. But we won’t allow it to continue.
On June 30, we’re rallying in Washington, D.C., and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents!
Join us on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress:
Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m.
De La Guerra Plaza
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Annual 4th of July BBQ

Spend the afternoon with your fellow Democrats. Eat, Drink, and Persist…
   Stow Grove Park, Goleta

   2 – 4 p.m.

   $20/BBQ & beverages

Paid for Democratic Voter Guides may Not Reflect Endorsed Candidates


With campaign literature flooding mailboxes, we wanted you to be aware that there are paid for Democratic voter guides being sent around that do not represent all the endorsements of the Democratic Party. Anytime we mail something, or an endorsed candidate does, it will say Endorsed by the Democratic Party or the disclaimer will say paid for by the Democratic Party. Please note we have officially endorsed the following candidates and ballot measures:

Salud Carbajal: US Congress-24th District

Monique Limon: CA Assembly-37th District

Bill Ostrander: CA Assembly-35th District

Gregg Hart: County Supervisor-2nd District

Eddie Hsueh: Sheriff-Coroner

Betsy Schaffer: Auditor-Controller

Oscar Gutierrez: Santa Barbara City Council District 3

Yes on Measure R

Yes on Measure S

Yes on Measure T

For statewide endorsements, click here.

Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen

 Instead of Mowing the Lawn…

Come Meet The Next

2nd District County Supervisor!

Endorsement Update

The Santa Barbara County Democratic Party

has endorsed the following candidates and measures

for the June 5th election.


Salud Carbajal: US House of Representatives

Monique Limon: CA State Assembly-District 37

Bill Ostrander: CA State Assembly-District 35

Gregg Hart: 2nd District County Supervisor

Eddie Hsueh: Santa Barbara County Sheriff

Besty Schaffer: Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller

Oscar Gutierrez: Santa Barbara City Council-District 3

Measure R: YES

Measure S: YES

Measure T: YES

For a full list of California Democratic Party endorsements, visit

On May 3, the DCC will interview candidates for Goleta Mayor, and on June 7 for the Santa Barbara Unified School Board District.  We encourage all declared and potential candidates who are both registered Democrats and interested in seeking the Democratic endorsement, to contact our Endorsements Chair, Joe Pierre at For more information go to

With the June 5th election just weeks away, we are busy speaking with voters about our endorsed Democratic candidates and we need your help.

Here is our Phonebank and Canvass schedule:

Phonebank Schedule:

Sunday 5pm-8pm

Monday 5pm-8pm

Tuesday 5pm-8pm

Wednesday 5pm-8pm

Thursday 5pm-8pm

Canvass Schedule:

Saturday 10am

Sunday 1pm

Phonebanks and Canvass operations are held at Democratic Party Headquarters: 1025 Castillo St. Santa Barbara, CA.

We hope to see you soon!

Democratically yours,

Gail Teton-Landis, Chair, Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County

50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr’s last speech

A Few SB March for Our Lives 3-24-2018 Photos

It was an impressive sized crowd at De la Guerra Plaza and a great trail of vocal citizens of all ages marching in the middle of State St.     -C Clouse

The speakers were FANTASTIC and the turn out was terrific. Let’s hope the Republicans hear our voices and change the laws. – M Shapiro

All photos by C Crouse and M Shapiro

And a video from the Washington, DC march.