WEATHER »

The Independent’s June 2010 Endorsements


This past week, registered voters in Santa Barbara County received their information guides and those who vote by mail got their ballots in the mail for an election that doesn’t officially transpire until June 8. As usual, the stakes are high, the choices stark, and the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.

On May 13, The Independent is publishing three endorsements. On May 20, we published the rest, which are now all compiled here. Happy voting!

District Attorney: Joyce Dudley

Voters confront a choice between two accomplished, compelling, yet troubling candidates in the race for District Attorney — Joyce Dudley and Josh Lynn — both successful and charismatic career prosecutors.

* Measure J, City of Carpinteria: NO

We urge you to vote down the Venoco-sponsored oil drilling initiative.

* 35th State Assembly District Democratic Party Nomination: DAS WILLIAMS

The Independent endorses the Santa Barbara City Councilman for the Democratic Party ticket.

* 2nd District Supervisor, Santa Barbara County: JANET WOLF

The Independent supports the incumbent, who has shined as a supervisor.

County Treasurer-Tax Collector: Harry Hagen

Of the three candidates running for County Treasurer-Tax Collector, there’s only one person remotely qualified for the post: Harry Hagen.

Prop. 13: Yes - Property Tax Exemption on Seismic Retrofits

Prop. 14: No - Top Two Vote-Getters ‘Open’ Primary

Prop 15: No - Allows Public Financing for Candidates, Secretary of State

Prop 16: No - Two-thirds Vote Requirement for Local Providers

Prop 17: No - Auto Insurance Continuous Policy Driver Rate Change

Measure K: Yes - Maintain Santa Barbara County Bed Tax

Measure L: Yes - Hope School District Bond Extension

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:
This Week's Issue

Steven Seagal Named Special Envoy by Russia

The former Santa Ynez resident is a Russian citizen.

County Services Transitioning Away from Montecito Disaster Center

Post-1/9 support will still be available at readysbc.org.

Goleta Limits Accessory Dwelling Units to 800 Square Feet

The city followed most of the state's ADU rules, though two large projects swept through before the ...

New Coast Guard Cutter Named After Fallen Officer

Terrell Horne III was murdered near Santa Cruz Island in 2012.

SBCC Promise a Draw for High School Grads

Program offers two free years to dedicated students.