Mayor Cathy Murillo’s Re-Election Campaign Endorsed by Santa Barbara County Supervisors Gregg Hart, Joan Hartmann, and Das Williams

Santa Barbara, CA – Today, Mayor Cathy Murillo’s re-election campaign announced endorsements from Santa Barbara County Supervisors Gregg Hart, Joan Hartmann, and Das Williams – representing a major of the Board of Supervisors as well as all three Democrats serving on board.

The new endorsements come on the heels of a series of high profile wins for Mayor Murillo in recent weeks.  Mayor Murillo recently earned exclusive endorsements from the Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara Young Democrats, and the Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter.  All are widely regarded as highly consequential endorsements that put Mayor Murillo in a commanding position in her bid for re-election.

In announcing their support for Mayor Murillo, each of the three supervisors cited her long list of policy wins on a range of issues from the environment to helping revive the local economy and cited her experience and leadership as critical to keeping Santa Barbara moving forward during historically challenging times.

“I trust Mayor Murillo to continue leading Santa Barbara as we recover from the pandemic and look to revitalize State Street.  During these unprecedented times, Cathy has helped protect vital city services from cuts, supported local small businesses so they can recover quickly, protected renters, and is helping lead efforts to bring affordable housing downtown. Cathy is a proven leader with the experience Santa Barbara needs to come back from the pandemic stronger than ever.” — Gregg Hart, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Second District.

“Under Mayor Cathy Murillo’s leadership, Santa Barbara has continued to be a model for the state and the nation on sustainability, fighting climate change, and environmental justice.  As chairwoman of the Community Choice Energy Program Subcommittee, Cathy is helping accelerate our transition to renewable energy, lowering energy costs for working families, and investing in job training programs to prepare local workers for good jobs in the green economy.” —  Das Williams, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, First District.

“Cathy has been an instrumental coalition builder to improve quality of life for Santa Barbara residents, especially during this pandemic. Right now, we need an experienced leader in Santa Barbara, and Cathy’s list of achievements while mayor speaks for itself.”  — Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Third District.

“As Mayor, having a strong and collaborative relationship with the County is critical.  So many of the challenges we face require leadership that can bring people together from the City and County to solve problems.  That is how we have been able to effectively respond to crises like the Thomas fire and debris flow, and the ongoing pandemic, while creating solutions to regional issues like affordable housing and homelessness,” said Mayor Cathy Murillo.  “I am proud and honored to have the support of my colleagues at the County level and look forward to partnering with them to continue delivering solutions and results for our communities.”

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