Jonathan Abboud Wins SBCC Board Seat

Jonathan Abboud beat Ethan Stone in the race for the District 6 seat on the SBCC Board of Trustees, securing 60.9 percent of the vote to Stone’s 38.6 percent. Abboud, a recent UCSB graduate and former student body president, campaigned hard in Isla Vista, which, along with Hope Ranch, makes up the district. Abboud joined Rep. Lois Capps’s campaign party at SOhO on Tuesday night and said he hopes to soon create a group of outreach volunteers. Stone, who is a retired businessman and active volunteer in the community, said he wishes the trustees the best of luck and would happy to help SBCC in the future.

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