Democrats Endorse City Council Candidates

The Santa Barbara Democratic Party has officially endorsed the three incumbents for the upcoming Santa Barbara City Council race. Das Williams, Brian Barnwell, and Helene Schneider each received the nod for their “valuable skills and passions to local government.” The party also endorsed Measure A, saying the measure is “likely” to boost voter participation in city elections by more than 70 percent.

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