In the first installment of the semi-regular “Behind the Scenes a series – which will take readers into our newsroom to hear from the writers themselves – The Santa Barbara Independent‘s news reporter Chris Meagher chats with senior editor Matt Kettmann about Meagher’s story on the race for the 3rd District Supervisor’s seat in Santa Barbara County.

Among other topics in this five-minute video, Meagher chats about why he thinks this may be the most important race in county history, why money is what matters in politics, and how UCSB students may play into the outcome. So take a look, and then head to the ballot box on June 3. And watch out for more of these videos to come in the following weeks from

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