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Santa Barbara Elections 2017

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LIVE: Five Mayoral Candidates Debate at SBCC

Moderated by the Independent and KCRW, the mayoral candidates faced off in an unusual election year. Read story.

Originally published 7:00 p.m., October 17, 2017
Updated 11:41 p.m., October 17, 2017

Mayoral Candidates Debate Tuesday Evening

'Don't miss' event will be live-streamed by the 'Independent' online and broadcast by KCRW. Read story.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Endorsement: Yes on Measure C

Our city desperately needs the means to bring critical infrastructure up to snuff. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Fab Five: Inside Santa Barbara’s Mayoral Race

In the crowded and competitive field, every candidate has a chance. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

LIVE: District 6 Candidates Speak at Forum

The Independent's Tyler Hayden leads a conversation with District 6 candidates Gregg Hart, Jack Ucciferri, and Aaron Solis. Read story.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Diving into Santa Barbara’s City Council District 4 Election

Where candidates Kristen Sneddon, Jim Scafide, and Jay Higgins convene and coverage Read story.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

LIVE: District 5 Candidates Speak at MacKenzie Park Forum

Eric Friedman and Warner McGrew join the Independent's Tyler Hayden for an election forum. Read story.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

District 5 Candidates to Speak at MacKenzie Park Forum

Wednesday evening talkfest features Eric Friedman and Warner McGrew, both running for City Council. Read story.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

LIVE: District 4 Candidate Forum at Unitarian Society

Jay Higgins, Kristen Sneddon, and Jim Scafide sit down with the Independent’s Tyler Hayden. Read story.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

District 4 Candidate Forum at Unitarian Society

Jay Higgins, Kristen Sneddon, and Jim Scafide will join the Independent’s Tyler Hayden for a candidates' discussion. Read story.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Santa Barbara City Council Elections, DACA, and a New Downtown Clinic

Josh Molina, Nick Welsh, Laura Capps, and Brooke Holland on City Desk Newsmakers Read story.

Friday, September 29, 2017

District 5 Council Candidate Brain-Pick

See where Eric Friedman and Warner McGrew stand on key election issues. Read story.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

District 6 Council Candidate Debrief

Where do Gregg Hart, Jack Ucciferri, and Aaron Solis land on important election topics? Read story.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Conklin Says Church Doctrines Won’t Matter as Mayor

“I love people, regardless of what their backgrounds are.” Read story.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Martinez Relinquishes Deckers Chair to Focus on Mayoral Campaign

He’ll remain on the board as a director. Read story.

Monday, September 11, 2017
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