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Santa Barbara County, CA November 3, 2009 Election
Mayor; City of Santa Barbara Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 12 2:16pm
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Helene Schneider Click here for more information about this candidate 10,433 votes 45.9%

  • Occupation: Santa Barbara City Councilmember
  • 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
  • Katherine Harvey Fellow, Santa Barbara Foundation 2004-2005
  • A Solid Fiscal Foundation: Implement policies that rebuild and maintain funds in City's reserve accounts.
  • Safe neighborhoods for our Kids and Community: Invest in at-risk youth programs, build stronger connections between City Hall and neighborhood groups.
  • A Clean, Environmentally Sustainable City: Strengthen our role as an environmental leader with clean creeks and beaches and pesticide-free parks.
Dale Francisco 7,684 votes 33.8%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter.)
Stephen M. Cushman Click here for more information about this candidate 3,696 votes 16.3%
  • Occupation: Non-profit President
  • President, SB Region Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Director, SB Downtown Organization
  • Associate Director, Southwest Museum
  • Executive Director, San Diego State Athletic Foundation
  • Development Director, San Diego Heart Association
  • Director of Athletics, City of San Diego
  • Youth Gangs: Adopt a zero-tolence for youth violence and gangs.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Adopt a conservative approach to the budget process and restore the City's depleted reserves.
  • Local Economy: Accelerate the redevelopment of lower State Street and ensure that the City is a clean, safe place to live, work, and visit.
Isaac Garrett Click here for more information about this candidate 484 votes 2.1%
  • Occupation: REALTOR
  • Real Estate Broker, GRI, SRES, ABR
  • California Assocaition of REALTORS State Director
  • Santa Barbara Association of REALTORS Board of Directors and numerous committees
  • Past President of the NAACP SB BRANCH
  • Served on numerous government committees
  • Awards from; SB News Press; NAACP: SBOAR
  • A balanced budget, we must live within our financial resources.
  • Public Safety, we must provide our first line responders with the resources they need
  • A private rental assistance housing program for our workforce and low and middle income households.
Bob Hansen 420 votes 1.8%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter.)

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Touring with the Candidates for Santa Barbara Mayor (all candidates, 74 minutes)

Steve Cushman
Dale Francisco
Isaac Garrett
Bob Hansen
Helene Schneider

  • On CHANNEL 17:
  • See schedule for times of broadcasts.

  • Mayoral Candidates Forum - Tuesday, September 29, 7-9 p.m.
  • See Channel 17 schedule for broadcast times.

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