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Posted on March 16 at 7:02 a.m.
Joyce Howerton has always had the community's pulse. She has been an advocate for middle class and working people, for agriculture, small business and a partner who works across interest groups to bring solid economic progress to the area. GO JOYCE!
On More Competition for Joni Gray
Posted on March 16 at 6:56 a.m.
I was a young mother with two children living in the Santa Ynez Valley in the early 1970’s when I met Selma Rubin at a meeting to organize the SYV to help stop the development on the pristine Gaviota Coast with a ballot initiative. At that time there were hardly any restrictions for development in the agricultural and rural areas of SB County. While Selma fought against the development of Gaviota we took that inspiration and did the same against a similar development plan that would have doubled the size of the SYV overnight. That fight helped to bring a new era to the SB Board of Supervisors and District 3 became the swing vote for environmental policies. I remember Selma in her kitchen where a group of women were gathered to discuss the formation of the SB Women’s Political Committee. I asked her what her goal was and she replied, ‘….just to change electoral politics locally and bring more qualified liberal women to power!” And SBWPC organization went on to do exactly that with the election of local women to the Board of Supervisors, the California Assembly and Senate and ultimately the US Senate and Congress. Selma provides a wonderful inspiration and role model. We will all miss her trademark hat, her tenacity, her savvy, her passion and devotion to environmental issues. A great review of Selma's live Nick.
On Selma Rubin: 1915-2012
Posted on September 7 at 11:59 a.m.
Good call Das. You need to keep the District needs and outreach first. We (in your new part of the District) wholeheartedly support you. From Ventura and Ojai supporters. . . .
On Reform Effort Dismissed as PR Stunt