WEATHER »

Back to photo galleries

Elections

photo thumbnail

PUSHES AND POLS: After a bruising campaign that was more personal than political, Joyce Dudley beat out Josh Lynn to be the county’s next district attorney.

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

Josh Lynn

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

Oil company Venoco could not have picked a worse year to launch a ballot initiative — Measure J — to win voter approval for new drilling rigs in Carpinteria: With the recent BP oil spill fresh in their minds, Carpinteria voters took to the shoreline in protest and soundly thrashed Venoco’s initiative this June.

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

Growing disquiet over changes at Santa Barbara City College — especially involving the popular adult education program — broke out this year, precipitating a successful campaign to take over the board majority in a clean sweep. The four challengers — Marsha Croninger, Lisa Macker, Marty Blum, and Peter Haslund — shake hands with college president Andreea Serban.

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

They beat a slate of incumbents with more than 100 years of combined experience between them, including Desmond O’Neill, who came closest to keeping his seat. When all the provisional ballots were finally counted — a process that took several weeks — he lost by a hair.

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

WINNERS AND LOSERS: On the night of the primary in June, Das Williams (left) exulted after beating Susan Jordan in a nastily personal campaign for State Assembly; in November, he eeked out a victory over Mike Stoker.

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

After seven years on the Santa Barbara City Council, the progressive Williams is being replaced by restaurateur Randy Rowse, who was surprisingly selected by the sharply divided council from a pool of 46 applicants after a series of votes in early December. Owner of the Paradise Café, which hosted a Meg Whitman event earlier in the year, Rowse claims he’s independent-minded, but he’s expected to swing City Hall sharply to the right.

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

The big winner in this year’s school board race was first-time candidate Monique Limón, who came in first after wowing people on the campaign trail.

Published on December 27, 2010

photo thumbnail

The biggest loser was Sheriff Bill Brown, who bet the farm on a new half-cent sales tax to pay for a new North County jail. Brown’s cause may have been righteous, but his timing amid a recession couldn’t have been worse — his tax was defeated by more than 20 percentage points.

Published on December 27, 2010

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by: