Mayoral candidate Angel Martinez is selling Santa Barbara voters a bad bill of goods. While pretending to be a moderate, Angel has been a progressive Democrat nearly his entire life, switching to Independent only in the last couple months because his political advisors said it would help him get elected.
The real Angel Martinez has donated thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, is sympathetic to sanctuary city policies, and has been disparaging Trump, Limbaugh, and other Republicans for years. The proof is in the pictures of Angel Martinez from the Federal Election Commission and his own Twitter account. They do not tell a very positive story. As for his sanctuary comments, they were said in public to members of the SB GOP Central Committee.
To my friends registered to vote in Santa Barbara, please do not be fooled by Angel Martinez. Frank Hotchkiss is the only Republican in the race. Beyond party affiliation and loyalty Frank has a record of accomplishment including economic development (cruise ships), privatizing the city golf course, reducing the public sector payroll, preventing parking meters downtown, and putting more cops on the street.
I strongly urge you to join me in supporting Frank Hotchkiss for mayor. Please go to his website, www.FrankHotchkiss.com, and help in whatever way you can. With your support Santa Barbara will be led by a good man who will make a great mayor.
Mike Stoker is a former S.B. County supervisor, former majority counsel to Congress, former chairman of the Calfiornia Agricultural Labor Relations Board, and former California Deputy Secretary of State.