Endorsements 2010

The Santa Barbara Independent‘s Voting Guide for November 2, 2010


Measures Q & R: School Bonds for School Buildings: VOTE YES

See full endorsement here.

Measure S: Half-Cent Tax to Pay for New County Jail: VOTE YES

See full endorsement here.

Measure T: Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Santa Barbara: VOTE NO

See full endorsement here.



Prop 19: Legalize Marijuana: VOTE YES

Prop 20: Empower Citizen’s Committee to Redraw Political Districts: VOTE YES

Prop 21: Pay for State Parks with Vehicle Registration: VOTE YES

Prop 22: Keep State Hands Off Local Government Money: VOTE YES

Prop 23: Stall Implementation of State’s Anti-Global Warming Law: VOTE NO

Prop 24: Stop $1.3 Billion in Business Tax Breaks: VOTE YES

Prop 25: Reduce Majority Required to Pass State Budget from 2/3 to Simple: VOTE YES

Prop 26: Extend 2/3 Majority to All “Fees”: VOTE NO

Prop 27: Kill Citizen Committee on Redistricting: VOTE NO

Click here for full explanation of our state prop endorsements.


23rd Congressional District: Lois Capps

See full endorsement here.

24th Congressional District: Tim Allison

See full endorsement here.

35th State Assembly District: Das Williams

See full endorsement here.

Governor: Jerry Brown

See full endorsement here.

U.S. Senate: Barbara Boxer

See full endorsement here.

Lieutenant Governor: Abel Maldonado

See full endorsement here.

Attorney General: Toss Up

See full endorsement here.

State Controller: John Chiang

See full endorsement here.

Santa Barbara Community College Board of Trustees

Peter Haslund, Lisa Macker, Marsha Croninger, and Marty Blum

See full endorsement here.

Santa Barbara School Districts, Board of Education

Monique Limón and Kate Parker

See full endorsement here.


Goleta City Council: Roger Aceves, Michael Bennett, Paula Perotte

See full endorsement here.

Carpinteria City Council: Gregg Carty, Al Clark, Brad Stein

See full endorsement here.

Carpinteria Valley Water Board: Matt Roberts

See full endorsement here.

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