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Santa Barbara County, CA November 6, 2007 Election
City Council Member; City of Santa Barbara Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Dec 5 1:48pm
40282 Votes Cast

Williams, Schneider, and Francisco elected.

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Das Williams Click here for more information about this candidate 7315 votes 18.2%

  • Occupation: Member, Santa Barbara City Council-member, teacher
  • Masters, Environmental Science, UCSB
  • Former Teacher
  • Fight global warming and climate change by investing in more solar power and alternative energy
  • Continue to invest in and expand programs for at risk youth
  • Protect our neighborhoods from overdevelopment
Helene Schneider Click here for more information about this candidate 6539 votes 16.2%
  • Occupation: Santa Barbara City Council-member, Human Resources Consultan
  • Human Resources Management Consultant
  • Past President, Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee
  • Past President, Santa Barbara Human Resources Association
  • Former Commissioner, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara
  • Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts Tres Condados Chapter
  • Ensuring our public health and safety, including disaster preparedness
  • Protecting our environment and becoming a sustainable City
  • Comprehensive sound planning + balancing our priorities of reducing traffic congestion, protecting open space and providing affordable housing
Dale Francisco 6290 votes 15.6%
  • Occupation: Engineer, Writer
Michelle Giddens Click here for more information about this candidate 5802 votes 14.4%
  • Occupation: Mother, Business Owner
  • Native of California
  • Degree in Business Administration from University of Texas at Austin
  • 20 Years professional business experience
  • 12 Years business owner with environmental focus
  • Proven ledership positions - Most recently CityWide Homeowners President
  • Mother
  • Prioritize City goals to reduce competing policies
  • Improve public safety and reduce gang violence
  • Balance personal property rights while maintaining Santa Barbara's character
Brian B. Barnwell Click here for more information about this candidate 5725 votes 14.2%
  • Occupation: Santa Barbara City Council-member, Businessman
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Environment
  • youth/parks /gangs
  • Housing
Frank Hotchkiss Click here for more information about this candidate 5319 votes 13.2%
  • Occupation: Real Estate
  • Riviera Association Executive Board
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collectors' Council
  • Volunteer -- Transition House
  • Volunteer -- Dome Village for the Homeless/Los Angeles
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • BA Yale University
  • Eliminate gang violence in Santa Barbara
  • Provide ample off-street parking for all future projects and developments
  • Limit density and enforce building height restrictions
Daniel Litten Click here for more information about this candidate 1874 votes 4.7%
  • Occupation: Doctor, Internal Medicine
  • Internist, Santa Barbara, 2005-present
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, 2002-2005
  • Healthcare consultant, McKinsey & Company, New Jersy, 2001-2002
  • M.D., University of Texas-Houston, 2001
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Stephen Inc., Houston, TX, 1995-1997
  • B.A., Economics, Rice University
  • Reduce air pollution
  • Reduce noise pollution (ENFORCE gasoline leaf blower ban)
  • Improve energy conservation/energy efficiency
Robert Hansen Click here for more information about this candidate 724 votes 1.8%
  • Occupation: Santa Barbara citizen
  • Born in 1947/Los Angeles
  • Lived in Santa Barbara 25 years
  • SBCC graduate with a certificate in Early Childhood Development
  • Self-employed Handyman/odd jobs
  • Gang Violence: I desire to help create a Trade School for Teens at National Guard Armory
  • Bush's Ten Year Plan to end chronically homeless focuses on twenty percent of homeless only. Every one should be housed
  • Global Warming/Let us give up one toy or slow down on consumption to help
Michael Cooper 694 votes 1.7%
  • Occupation: Dentist

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