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City of Santa Barbara - Mayor

Mayor — City of Santa Barbara

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the Mayor — City of Santa Barbara

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

Approves or vetoes city council actions, recommends measures to the city council, and appoints various municipal officers.
You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 6 candidates.

Randy Rowse

Downtown Business Owner and City...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Restore non-partisan leadership to refocus City Hall...
  2. Maintain clean and safe public areas that we expect...
  3. Preserve our progressive public safety department
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James Joyce

Small Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Build community in Santa Barbara
  2. Address housing and homelessness
  3. Protect our environment from the dangers of climate...
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Cathy Murillo

Incumbent Mayor; Journalist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Pandemic Recovery: We must continue to deliver full...
  2. Environmental Protections: Launching the CCE Program...
  3. Supporting the Creation of a Civilian Oversight System...
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Deborah Schwartz

City Planning Commissioner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Homelessness
  2. Housing (Workforce) Shortage
  3. Economic Uncertainty
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Mark Whitehurst

Publisher, Business Owner, and Community...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Become a safe, green, and clean community.
  2. Promote Santa Barbara's Art, Culture, Architecture,...
  3. Develop a housing plan that provides beds for psychiatric...
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Top 3 Priorities
  1. Stop the Divide. Raise the Vibe. Unite the 805.
  2. Lead Santa Barbara into the Golden Age. Stuff Division,...
  3. Abolish Tyranny and Oppression in Santa Barbara. Promote...
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