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Santa Barbara County, CA November 7, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Joan Leon

Candidate for
Council Member; City of Santa Maria

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Writer/Researcher
  • Member of League of Women Voters since 1969
  • Served as LWV president in Santa Maria Valley
  • Awarded national League fellowship to participate in government for a month in Washington, D.C.
  • Served two terms on the county civil grand jury
  • Write a monthly column about local issues in the Santa Maria Times
  • Graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in English
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Return direction of the city to the elected council, not the city manager
  • Have an open government informing the residents of city issues
  • Be independent of special interests by conducting a clean money campaign
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Key Endorsements
  • Nancy Johnson
  • Toru Miyoshi
  • Muriel Robinison
Position Papers
Take back the city
The city council hires only the city manager and city attorney. The council follows the direction of the manager and staff. There is a need for more leadership on the council. I will speak out, ask questions and provide new energy to the council.
We need a more open city government
Residents are not being fully informed about issues in the city.
Clean money campaign for a conflict-free elected official
By NOT accepting money and endorsements from businesses, groups, unions, or political parties I will be free of conflicts of interest.
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