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Santa Barbara County, CA November 8, 2011 Election
Council Member; City of Santa Barbara Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Dale Francisco 8,334 votes 15.86%

Cathy Murillo Click here for more information about this candidate 8,289 votes 15.77%
  • Occupation: Educator/Media Professional
  • Journalist/videographer
  • Youth Advocate
  • UCSB Graduate
  • Maintaining safe and healthy neighborhoods, protecting our environment
  • Revitalizing our economy and creating jobs
  • Supporting youth, parks, and libraries
Randy Rowse 8,092 votes 15.40%
Iya Falcone Click here for more information about this candidate 7,874 votes 14.98%
  • Occupation: Retired City Councilmember
  • City Councilmember 2002-2010
  • attorney
  • former crisis counselor
  • businesswoman
  • negotiator
  • mediator
  • Protecting the Environment and Improving Our Quality of Life
  • Providing Affordable and Workforce Housing
  • Improving Public Safety
Michael Self 7,381 votes 14.04%
Deborah Schwartz 7,142 votes 13.59%
Sharon Byrne Click here for more information about this candidate 2,927 votes 5.57%
  • Occupation: Executive Director, Non-Profit
  • BSc, Engineering and Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MA, Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Self-Employed, Product Management and Marketing Consulting
  • Deputy Director, California Common Cause
  • Director, Engineering, AdECN
  • Public Safety
  • Quality of Life
  • Responsive, Open and Effective Government
Sebastian Aldana, Jr. 1,084 votes 2.06%
Cruzito Herrera Cruz Click here for more information about this candidate 981 votes 1.87%
  • Occupation: Community Social Worker
  • POLITICAL BELIEF = "EQUALITARIANISM" Civic Educational Policies - Higher Education, Vocational Training, and Business Internships for Youth!Same as 09
  • "Equitable and Ecological Housing" - Create city policies that develops & pursues affordable & green-housing. Build Smart, Equitable, & Green.
  • Fiscal Management & Oversight - Conduct a Fiscal Study through an Independent Financial Audit (CaPERS)
  • Redeveloped and rehabilitate the East and West Communities of Sta. Barbara, under Communitry RDA Law. Healthy and Safety Section 33035(e)GOAL accrue
  • "District Based Election"- Elections Code Section 14026 (3)(b) would politically serve better all of SB with "transparency&accountability" to VOTERS.
  • District Based Elections would allow for Native Indigenous, Chicano, Mexican-Americano to be elected because the at-large system abridges our vote.
  • District Based Elections - Elections Code Section 14026 (3)(b) and the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (CVRA and FVRA). 42 USC Section 1973
  • Fiscal and Financial Oversight and Independent Audit on the City's Finances
  • Increase Budget Allotments to Parks and Recreations and Comunnity Development Programs that would promote a healthy and safe Sta. Barbara.
Gerald E. "Jerry" Matteo Click here for more information about this candidate 449 votes 0.85%
  • Occupation: Massage Practitioner
  • Perform a thorough audit and balance the budget.
  • Provide a more effective system to care for our homeless residents.
  • Preserve the environmental beauty and historic beauty of Santa Barbara.

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  "Touring with the Candidates"

The League's popular Touring with the Candidates for Santa Barbara City Council candidates is now online and soon will be on TV!


Individual segments for each candidate:

Sebastian Aldana

Sharon Byrne

Cruzito Cruz

Iya Falcone

Dale Francisco

Gerald Matteo

Cathy Murrillo

Randy Rowse

Deborah Schwartz

Michael Self

"Touring" will also be shown on Channel 21 (>) (schedule TBA).
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