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Political changes swept through Santa Barbara in 2017.

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Councilmember Cathy Murillo handily took first place in her race and will become Santa Barbara’s first Latina mayor when she’s sworn into office in January. The remaining council will select who takes her vacated District 3 council seat.

Published on November 7, 2017

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First District Supervisor Das Williams was sworn in at Miramar Beach in January just as the sky darkened and produced much-needed rain.

Published on December 28, 2017

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Kristen Sneddon fields questions from reporters on election night. (Nov. 7, 2017)

Published on November 7, 2017

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Election night in the City of Santa Barbara (Nov. 7, 2017)

Published on November 7, 2017

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Gregg Hart at Casa Blanca on election night. (Nov. 7, 2017)

Published on November 7, 2017

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PASSING THE GAVEL: New 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann (left) takes over Board Chair duties from Supervisor Peter Adam (right).

Published on January 11, 2017

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After 11 years of representing Santa Barbara County’s 2nd District, Supervisor Janet Wolf announced she would not seek a fourth term in 2018.

Published on December 28, 2017

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom swung into town on a campaign tour for his run for California governor in 2018.

Published on June 14, 2017

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