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

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 12 2:16pm
Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Grant House Click here for more information about this candidate 9,679 votes 15.4%

  • Occupation: City Councilmember
  • Small businesses owner
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Community Safety
  • Sustainability
Harwood "Bendy" White Click here for more information about this candidate 8,893 votes 14.1%
  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner
  • Santa Barbara County Planning Commissioner 1973-76
  • Santa Barbara City Planning Commissioner 1996-Present
  • Founding Board member of the Enviromental Defense Center
  • Santa Barbara City Water Commissoner 1982-1996
  • Live Within Our Means
  • Protect Santa Barbara's Character
  • Safe Streets and Strong Neighborhoods
Frank Hotchkiss 7,560 votes 12.0%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter.)
Michael Kathleen Self 7,513 votes 11.9%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter.)
Dianne Channing Click here for more information about this candidate 6,765 votes 10.8%
  • Occupation: Small business owner
  • Former President of the Riviera Association
  • Chair of City's Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance Revision
  • Enviromental & Neighborhood Protection
  • Transportation & Traffic Reduction
  • Public Safety
David Pritchett Click here for more information about this candidate 5,580 votes 8.9%
  • Occupation: Environmental Scientist
  • 8+ years on Santa Barbara City Creeks Committee, and Transportation / Circulation Committee.
  • 3+ years on board of Trustees for Special District, Mosquito & Vector Management District of SB County.
  • BA in Environmental Studies from UCSB, and MS in Land Resources from University of Wisconsin, Madison, emphasis on ecology and wetland science.
  • California native and a resident of the middle Westside neighborhood of Santa Barbara; home renter and regular bus-rider.
  • Professional career running own business as an environmental consultant, non-profit project manager, and Federal agency biologist.
  • Participant in neighborhood groups, such as Mesa Village, Oak Park, and Lower West Downtown.
  • Fiscal Discipline and Tough Love Budgeting
  • Public Safety Improvement
  • Neighborhood and Environmental Protection
Catherine G. "Cathie" McCammon Click here for more information about this candidate 3,912 votes 6.2%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • Fiscal Reform
  • Living WIthin Our Resources
  • Sound Land Use Decisions & Changinng the Direction of Plan Santa Barbara
John J. Thyne, III Click here for more information about this candidate 3,753 votes 6.0%
  • Occupation: Businessman/Attorney/Teacher
  • Professor of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • CEO - Goodwin & Thyne Properties, Inc.
  • CEO - In House Insurance Services, Inc.
  • CEO of 3 other corporations
  • Community Volunteer
  • Restore Fiscal Responsibility / Reinvigorate the Local Economy
  • Protect Public Safety / Zero Tolerance for Gangs
  • Preserve Santa Barbara's Character
Justin Tevis Click here for more information about this candidate 2,765 votes 4.4%
  • Occupation: Buyer-Inventory Manager
  • Claremont McKenna College (Class of 2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts - International Relations & History
  • Former NCAA Collegiate Athlete (Football) - All SCIAC Honors
Cruzito Herrera Cruz Click here for more information about this candidate 2,098 votes 3.3%
  • Occupation: Community Social Worker
  • SBHS - La Cuesta High School - Class 1991
  • Sta. Barbara City College - A.A. Business Administration - Class 1996
  • University of California at Sta. Barbara - B.A. Chicana/o Studies and B.A. Political Science - Class 1999
  • Sta. Barbara College of Law - J.D. 1st 1/2 Year of Jursisprudence Studies - Class 2000-2001
  • H & R Block Income Tax Course and Preparer 2005-2009
  • POLITICAL BELIEF = "EQUALITARIANISM" Civic Educational Policies - Higher Education, Vocational Training, & Business-Internships for Youth!
  • "Equitable and Ecological Housing" - Create City policies that develops & pursues affordable & green-housing. Build Smart & Green.
  • Fiscal Management & Oversight - Conduct a Fiscal Study through Independent Financial Audit.
John W. Gibbs, Jr., MD Click here for more information about this candidate 2,072 votes 3.3%
  • Occupation: M.D. (retired)
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.
  • 14 months service on the Federal Grand Jury in Los Angeles
  • One year service on the Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury
  • Santa Barbara resident for 39 years.
  • San Roque resident for 32 years.
  • Twenty-six years on the medical staff at The Cottage Hospital.
  • Balancing the City budget without increasing taxes or fees.
  • Addressing the problems of gangs, graffiti, homelessness and residental crime.
  • Supporting Measure B
R. Lane Anderson Click here for more information about this candidate 1,414 votes 2.2%
  • Occupation: Community Organizer
  • Organic Grower
  • Naturalist/Guide
  • Union Steward/President
  • Alcoholism Counselor
  • Adjutant, Disabled American Veterans
  • Founder, SB Veterans For Peace
  • Revenue Recovery to Preserve Services to the Public
  • Sustainability Through Localization
  • Security Through Community Involvement
Bonnie Raisin 926 votes 1.5%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter.)

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Nonpartisan Information from the League of Women Voters


  • If you are a voter in the City of Santa Barbara, you may have received a mailing from the "Official Non-Partisan Voter Guide". The League of Women Voters did not authorize use of our name or logo on this unofficial, partisan campaign piece.
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"Touring with the Candidates for Santa Barbara City Council 2009"

This two-part program is available online:

Segments for each participating candidate:

Lane Anderson
Dianne Channing
Cruzito Herrera Cruz
Frank Hotchkiss
Grant House
Cathie McCammon
David Pritchett
Bonnie Raisin
Michael Self
Justin Tevis
John Thyne
Harwood 'Bendy' White

  • Dr. John Gibbs did not choose to participate in "Touring with the Candidates".

  • "Touring" will also be aired on Channel 17, in two parts. Check their schedule for dates and times.

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