Official Endorsements and Positions
Candidates, Propositions, and Measures
Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee
NORTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 35
Whitney Goller -- Cuyama Joint Unified School District Board
Etta Waterfield -- Santa Maria City Council
Mike Moats -- Santa Maria City Council
Larry Lahr -- Alan Hancock Joint Community College District Board TA#3
Dominick Palera -- Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
David Baskett -- Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
Gary Michaels -- Santa Maria Bonita School District
James "Jim" Bray -- Santa Maria Public Airport District (Short Term)
Richard Jenne -- Guadalupe City Council
Sheila Marie Costa Cepeda -- Guadalupe Union School District
Shaun Henderson -- Orcutt Union Elementary School District Board
Mark Steller -- Orcutt Union Elementary School District Boa
Jim Mosby -- Lompoc Mayor
Stephen Straight -- Lompoc Unified School District (Regular Term)
William "Bill" Heath -- Lompoc Unified School District (Short Term)
Sharon L. Martinez -- Lompoc Valley Medical Center
Roger J. McConnell -- Lompoc Valley Medical Center
Christopher Lumsdaine -- Lompoc Valley Medical Center
James S. Mackenzie -- Mission Hills Community Services District
Bruce Nix -- Mission Hills Community Services District
SOUTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 37
Stephen R. Jacobs -- Ballard School District
Jan Clevenger -- Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
Elizabeth S. Breen -- Santa Ynez Valley Union School District Board
Dr. John Baeke -- Santa Ynez Valley Union School District Board
Richard Bradford Joos -- Santa Ynez River Water Conservation Improvement District Trustee At Large
Jeff Clay -- Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District Improvement Trustee Div #2
Laurie Punches -- Santa Barbara Community College District Board TA#7
Jill Rivera -- Santa Barbara Unified School District
Bonnie Raisin -- Santa Barbara Unified School District
Dr. Judy Ishkanian -- Montecito Sanitary District
Robert Williams -- Montecito Sanitary District
Dar Ringling -- Carpinteria City Council
Proposition 1 NO
Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute.(PDF)
Proposition 2 NO
Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. Legislative Statute. (PDF)
Proposition 3 NO
(Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute.(PDF).)
Proposition 4 NO
Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute.(PDF)
Proposition 5 YES
Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.(PDF)
Proposition 6 YES
(17-0033.)Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Approved by The Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.(PDF)
Proposition 7 YES
Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute. (PDF)
Proposition 8 NO
Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 9 NO
Splits California into three states. On July 18, 2018, Proposition 9 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court. (PDF)
Proposition 10 NO
Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 11 YES
Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 12 NO
Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute.
Y2018 – Allan Hancock Joint Community College District Bond Measure (pdf) NO
A2018 – Buellton Union School District Parcel Tax
E2018 – Lompoc Unified School District Bond Measure NO
County of Santa Barbara
G2018 – Ordinance to create a citizens’ redistricting commission YES
H2018 – Initiative to create an independent redistricting commission (pdf) YES
Measure X (9% sales tax) NO
Governor of California
Judge Steven Bailey
Attorney General Of California
California Secretary of State
California Prosperity Agenda
The Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee has endorsed the California Prosperity Agenda proposed by the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI), a California-based organization which champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions. The California Prosperity Agenda is a 12-point, multi-year plan that reflects the best thinking of PRI researchers and think tanks nationwide on how to restore freedom and opportunity to Californians.
To read the California Prosperity Agenda, please click here.
Repeal The Gas Tax
The Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee unanimously endorsed Repeal of the Gas Tax, implemented under Senate Bill 1 which became effective November 1, 2017.
The gasoline excise tax will rise 43 percent, or by 12 cents per gallon, generating an estimated $24.4 billion in revenue. The diesel tax will climb 125 percent, by 20 cents per gallon. This increase would add another $7.3 billion.
The diesel sales tax will rise 5.75 percent and raise $3.5 billion.
A vehicle fee, similar to what owners currently pay the Department of Motor Vehicles annually, will raise $16.3 billion.
Zero-emission vehicles will have to pay a $100 annual fee for road maintenance beginning in 2020.
To read the entire Senate Bill 1 please click here: leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1
To learn more and to sign the Petition to Repeal the Gas Tax please click here: www.givevotersavoice.com/