Santa Ynez Valley resident and former Tea Partier Karen Jones became the fifth candidate to enter the 3rd District supervisorial race to replace Doreen Farr. “Someone has to stand up to the casino empire,” she said, naming the Chumash as her key issue. “I am not afraid.” Considering the tribe’s sovereign status, she said, “Maybe we should build a wall around the casino and make them pay for it.” A self-described unpaid music promoter, Jones said friend and Texas country singer Kinky Friedman told her: “If you lose often enough, you become a legend.” She added, “I do not intend to lose.”


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