Santa Barbara County 2020 Election Results

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The Santa Barbara County Elections Office released the semi-official results for the 2020 local election races.

Rep. Salud Carbajal won easily over challenger Andy Caldwell to keep his seat in Congress for the 24th District. S. Monique Limón also retained her seat in the State Senate for the 19th District.

The race between Jordan Cunningham and Dawn Addis is quite close with Cunningham edging out a lead for the 35th State Assembly District. For the 37th State Assembly District, Steve Bennett received nearly three times as many votes as challenger Charles Cole.

In the hotly contested Santa Barbara Unified School Board race, two incumbents retained their seats: Laura Capps and Wendy Sims-Moten. Newcomer Virginia Alvarez edged out the third incumbent, Jackie Reid, to win the third seat on the board.

Check out the current totals as reported by the County of Santa Barbara below:

U.S. Representative 24th District (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

SALUD CARBAJAL

DEM

99,590

64.78%

ANDY CALDWELL

REP

54,152

35.22%

Total Votes

 

153,742

 

 

   

State Senator 19th District (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

S. MONIQUE LIMÓN

DEM

101,429

66.70%

GARY J. MICHAELS

REP

50,646

33.30%

Total Votes

 

152,075

 

 
   

State Assembly 35th District (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JORDAN CUNNINGHAM

REP

28,436

54.63%

DAWN ADDIS

DEM

23,618

45.37%

Total Votes

 

52,054

 

 
   

State Assembly 37th District (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

STEVE BENNETT

DEM

71,531

72.35%

CHARLES W. COLE

REP

27,341

27.65%

Total Votes

 

98,872

 

 

 

 

County Board of Education - TA #2 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

PETER R. MACDOUGALL

 

12,725

64.10%

CAGE J. ENGLANDER

 

6,954

35.03%

Total Votes

 

19,853

 

         
 
   

County Board of Education - TA #3 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

BRUCE PORTER

 

10,785

56.38%

RICHARD E. FULTON

 

8,234

43.05%

Total Votes

 

19,128

 

         
 
   

County Board of Education - TA #4 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

MICHELLE DE WERD

 

8,372

46.52%

ROBERTA HETER

 

6,031

33.51%

JIM RICHARDSON

 

3,475

19.31%

Total Votes

 

17,996

 

         
 
   
         

 

County Board of Education - TA #6 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

WELDON (JOE) HOWELL

 

15,074

67.32%

LOU SEGAL

 

7,196

32.14%

Total Votes

 

22,391

 

 
   
   
   
   
         

 

Santa Barbara Community College District - TA #2 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

ROBERT K. MILLER

 

7,830

65.54%

RONALD J. LIECHTI

 

4,054

33.93%

Total Votes

 

11,947

 

         
 
   

 

Santa Barbara Community College District - TA #3 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

VERONICA GALLARDO

 

3,619

50.57%

ERIN J. GUEREÑA

 

3,489

48.75%

Total Votes

 

7,157

 

         
 
   

Santa Barbara Community College District - TA #4 (Vote for  1) 

 

   

Candidate

Party

Total

ANNA EVERETT

 

7,577

67.56%

CELESTE BARBER

 

3,557

31.71%

Total Votes

 

11,216

 

         
 
   
         

 

Allan Hancock Joint Community College Dist. - TA #2 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

SUZANNE LEVY

 

9,254

62.26%

KERI LYNN COMMON

 

5,497

36.98%

Total Votes

 

14,863

 

         
 
   
         

 

Allan Hancock Joint Community College Dist. - TA #4 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JEFF HALL

 

6,134

56.82%

ROBERT MERCADO

 

4,597

42.58%

Total Votes

 

10,796

 

         
 
   

Carpinteria Unified School District - Trustee Area #1 (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JAIME DIAMOND

 

3,288

27.45%

AARON SMITH

 

2,495

20.83%

CRAIG COOK

 

2,393

19.98%

ROGELIO DELGADO

 

1,944

16.23%

JEFF WEINBENDER

 

1,826

15.25%

Total Votes

 

11,976

 

         
 
   

 

Lompoc Unified School District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JANET BLEVINS

 

6,944

19.71%

TOM BLANCO

 

6,846

19.43%

WILLIAM "BILL" HEATH

 

5,966

16.93%

KATHI FROEMMING

 

5,281

14.99%

GARY COX

 

5,020

14.25%

MARTIN CASEY

 

2,943

8.35%

ALEXANDER MURKISON

 

2,089

5.93%

Total Votes

 

35,239

 

         
 
   

 

Santa Barbara Unified School District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

LAURA CAPPS

 

48,499

27.07%

WENDY SIMS-MOTEN

 

37,512

20.94%

VIRGINIA ALVAREZ

 

33,263

18.57%

JACQUELINE REID

 

24,741

13.81%

BRIAN CAMPBELL

 

12,868

7.18%

ELRAWD JOHN MACLEARN

 

11,342

6.33%

MONIE DEWIT

 

7,738

4.32%

SEBASTIAN ANTONIO FERNANDEZ-FALCON

 

2,534

1.41%

Total Votes

 

179,135

 

         
 
   

Santa Maria Joint Union High School District (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

AMY LOPEZ

 

13,026

23.03%

JACK C. GARVIN

 

11,913

21.06%

GABRIEL AMARO MORALES

 

8,807

15.57%

JENNIFER MELENA

 

8,138

14.39%

DAVID E. BASKETT

 

7,721

13.65%

ANGIE MARIE BOLDEN

 

6,788

12.00%

Total Votes

 

56,559

 

         
 
   

 

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JOSÉ JUAN IBARRA

 

4,419

29.05%

STEPHEN LUKE

 

3,254

21.39%

JANINE ROBITAILLE-FILIPPIN

 

2,583

16.98%

LUCY PADILLA

 

2,515

16.53%

PETER  WRIGHT

 

2,422

15.92%

Total Votes

 

15,213

 

         
 
   
         

Buellton Union School District (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

ALLISON SCHWARTZ

 

1,252

35.42%

CHRISTY NORDGREN

 

1,013

28.66%

SANDRA ENOS-JORDAN

 

943

26.68%

ANDREW MORGAN

 

313

8.85%

Total Votes

 

3,535

 

         
 
   
         

 

Cold Spring School District (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

TREVOR PATTISON

 

620

41.31%

GABRIELLE HAAS

 

576

38.37%

JORDAN M. QUIVEY

 

192

12.79%

Total Votes

 

1,501

 

         
 
   

College School District (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

ERICA JANE FLORES

 

1,370

44.98%

CALISSE M. COURTNEY

 

954

31.32%

KATHLEEN JACKSON

 

699

22.95%

Total Votes

 

3,046

 

         
 
   

Goleta Union School District (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

SHOLEH JAHANGIR

 

12,961

27.17%

VICKI BEN-YAACOV

 

10,747

22.53%

PATRICIA "MAX" RORTY

 

8,153

17.09%

CAROLINE ABATE

 

7,813

16.38%

GREG S. HAMMEL

 

4,830

10.12%

DEVANY BECHLER

 

3,074

6.44%

Total Votes

 

47,711

 

         
 
   

City of Buellton Mayor (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

HOLLY SIERRA

 

1,256

59.58%

ED ANDRISEK

 

636

30.17%

ISAAC OLTMANS

 

206

9.77%

Total Votes

 

2,108

 

         
 
   

City of Buellton City Council Member (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JOHN SANCHEZ

 

1,046

31.99%

ELYSIA LEWIS

 

932

28.50%

ART MERCADO

 

843

25.78%

JOSEPH CARTER

 

440

13.46%

Total Votes

 

3,270

 

         
 
   

 

City of Carpinteria City Council Member (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

WADE NOMURA

 

3,861

45.81%

NATALIA ALARCON

 

3,484

41.34%

MARK MCINTIRE

 

1,046

12.41%

Total Votes

 

8,428

 

         
 
   

City of Goleta Mayor (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

PAULA PEROTTE

 

8,349

64.16%

ROGER S. ACEVES

 

4,602

35.37%

Total Votes

 

13,012

 

         
 
   

City of Goleta City Council Member (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

KYLE RICHARDS

 

7,586

33.38%

STUART KASDIN

 

7,034

30.95%

JUSTIN SHORES

 

3,386

14.90%

BLANCHE M. "GRACE" WALLACE

 

3,335

14.68%

BRUCE WALLACH

 

1,310

5.76%

Total Votes

 

22,724

 

         
 
   

City of Guadalupe Mayor (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

ARISTON JULIAN

 

1,311

95.76%

Total Votes

 

1,369

 

         
 
 

City of Guadalupe City Council Member (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

ANTONIO "TONY" RAMIREZ

 

1,090

53.04%

GILBERT A. ROBLES

 

924

44.96%

Total Votes

 

2,055

 

         
 
   

City of Guadalupe City Clerk (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

Total Votes

 

125

 

         
 
   

City of Lompoc Mayor (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JENELLE OSBORNE

 

5,865

55.53%

VICTOR VEGA

 

4,619

43.73%

Total Votes

 

10,562

 

         
 
   

City of Lompoc City Council Member - Dist. 1 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

GILDA A. CORDOVA

 

2,691

95.29%

Total Votes

 

2,824

 

         
 
   

City of Lompoc City Council Member - Dist. 4 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JEREMY J. BALL

 

1,538

59.06%

JAMES IAN MOSBY

 

1,058

40.63%

Total Votes

 

2,604

 

         
 
   

City of Santa Maria Mayor (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

ALICE M. PATINO

 

12,936

66.26%

WILLIAM "WILL" SMITH

 

3,295

16.88%

ALBERTO UGALDE

 

3,175

16.26%

Total Votes

 

19,524

 

         
 
   

City of Santa Maria City Council Member - Dist. 1 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

CARLOS ESCOBEDO

 

1,543

43.94%

OSVALDO SOTELO

 

1,170

33.31%

BRIAN BILLONES

 

415

11.82%

CHRISTOPHER DIAZ

 

358

10.19%

Total Votes

 

3,512

 

         
 
   

City of Santa Maria City Council Member - Dist. 2 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

MIKE CORDERO

 

3,575

96.67%

Total Votes

 

3,698

 

         
 
   

City of Santa Maria City Clerk (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

PATTI M. RODRIGUEZ

 

17,149

98.77%

Total Votes

 

17,363

 

         
 
   

 

City of Santa Maria Treasurer (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

TERESSA L. HALL

 

16,957

98.78%

Total Votes

 

17,166

 

         
 
   

 

City of Solvang Mayor (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

CHARLIE UHRIG

 

1,623

57.15%

KAREN M. WAITE

 

1,202

42.32%

Total Votes

 

2,840

 

         
 
   
   
   
   

City of Solvang City Council Member (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

MARK L. INFANTI

 

1,356

30.69%

CLAUDIA ORONA

 

1,181

26.73%

JUSTIN RODRIGUEZ

 

1,125

25.46%

CHRIS BOWYER

 

721

16.32%

Total Votes

 

4,418

 

         
 
   

 

Goleta Sanitary District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

SHARON ROSE

 

10,775

33.08%

GEORGE W. EMERSON

 

10,087

30.97%

EDWARD  FULLER

 

6,682

20.52%

BOB WAGENECK

 

4,837

14.85%

Total Votes

 

32,571

 

         
 
   
   

 

Goleta Water District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

LAUREN HANSON

 

16,843

22.31%

BILL ROSEN

 

15,300

20.26%

FARFALLA BORAH

 

15,038

19.92%

SHELDON BOSIO

 

12,847

17.01%

PHEBE MANSUR

 

9,000

11.92%

LOREN MASON

 

6,224

8.24%

Total Votes

 

75,505

 

 
   
   

 

Goleta West Sanitary District (Vote for  2) 

Candidate

Party

Total

DAVID BEARMAN

 

7,315

44.13%

DAVID C. LEWIS

 

7,017

42.33%

MIKE SMIYUN

 

1,996

12.04%

Total Votes

 

16,576

 

         
 
   

Isla Vista Recreation and Park District - Short Term (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

MIA RAHMAN

 

1,835

56.41%

CHRIS KRACHA

 

1,383

42.51%

Total Votes

 

3,253

 

         
 
   

Isla Vista Community Services District (2 year) (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

CATHERINE FLAHERTY

 

2,596

79.90%

DANIEL MITCHELL

 

613

18.87%

Total Votes

 

3,249

 

         
 
   

Mission Hills Community Services District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

STEVE DIETRICH

 

833

28.03%

JAMES S. MACKENZIE

 

623

20.96%

MYRON G. HEAVIN

 

575

19.35%

WALTER FASOLD

 

543

18.27%

TOM MURRAY

 

374

12.58%

Total Votes

 

2,972

 

         
 
   

Montecito Fire Protection District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JOHN ABRAHAM POWELL

 

3,338

36.36%

SYLVIA EASTON

 

2,477

26.98%

MICHAEL N. LEE

 

2,404

26.19%

ROBERT KEMP

 

913

9.95%

Total Votes

 

9,180

 

         
 
   

Montecito Sanitary District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

GARY FULLER

 

1,945

26.57%

DON EVERSOLL

 

1,905

26.02%

DORINNE LEE JOHNSON

 

1,770

24.18%

EDWIN C. MARTIN, JR

 

1,630

22.27%

Total Votes

 

7,320

 

         
 
   

Santa Maria Public Airport District - Div. 5 (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

DAVID E. BASKETT

 

7,211

71.45%

DEBBIE L. MORAWSKI

 

2,832

28.06%

Total Votes

 

10,093

 

         
 
   

Vandenberg Village Community Services District (Vote for  3) 

Candidate

Party

Total

ROBERT BUMPASS

 

1,785

26.45%

CHRISTOPHER C. BROOKS

 

1,769

26.21%

RICHARD R. GONZALES

 

1,533

22.71%

MARGARET SAZANI

 

1,273

18.86%

SHANE GALLIMORE

 

368

5.45%

Total Votes

 

6,749

 

         
 

L2020 Cold Spring Elem Schl Dist Bond Meas (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

BONDS-YES

 

683

52.18%

BONDS-NO

 

626

47.82%

Total Votes

 

1,309

 

         
 

M2020 Goleta Union School Dist. Bond Meas. (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

BONDS-YES

 

20,589

71.45%

BONDS-NO

 

8,228

28.55%

Total Votes

 

28,817

 

         
 
   
         

N2020 City Of Guadalupe Tran / Use Tax Meas (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

YES

 

1,044

70.88%

NO

 

429

29.12%

Total Votes

 

1,473

 

         
 
 

 

         

O2020 City Of Goleta Mayor Term Of Ofc Meas (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

YES

 

7,166

53.65%

NO

 

6,192

46.35%

Total Votes

 

13,358

 

         
 
   
         

P2020 City Of Solvang City Council Member Recall (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

YES

 

2,372

86.95%

NO

 

356

13.05%

Total Votes

 

2,728

 

         
 
   
         

City of Solvang City Council Member - Recall (Vote for  1) 

Candidate

Party

Total

JIM THOMAS

 

1,851

70.41%

JAMIE BAKER

 

753

28.64%

Total Votes

 

2,629

 

         
 
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a-1604523261 Nov 04, 2020 12:54 PM
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Thank Goodness the extremists Campbell, MacLearn, and Barber did not earn seats to decided what our children our learning. I can only assume they'd require the Bible as required learning.

dukemunson Nov 04, 2020 01:04 PM
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I was mainly focused on the fact that they would require we follow public healths advice AND OPEN OUR SCHOOLS TO TEACH OUR KIDS AT SCHOOL!!!!! So...by any objective measure that I see...we kept the extremists IN!

a-1604526107 Nov 04, 2020 01:41 PM
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I agree with you Duke, the schools should open. Although the "extremists" I was referring to was more so the religious/far-right ideologies those candidates were espousing.

bosco Nov 04, 2020 02:07 PM
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I was hoping to see at least two make it just to balance the board. I don't agree with their religious philosophies (or much of the Right's views on education), but the far left makeup of the board is what is currently preventing our schools from opening and being reasonable. Too much of one sided thinking is not a good thing either way.

Simpleton Nov 04, 2020 02:11 PM
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GUSD SPED educators were last month "convinced" to return teaching the SPED cohort in person via a $180 monthly increase to their compensation. The mainstream GUSD teachers are very worried about a) the public's outrage when they learn that teachers are willing to teach in person as long as the "stipend" is high enough and, b) how much of a bump in pay can the mainstream teachers negotiate in order to return to in person teaching. It smells very fishy and the kids remain the big losers.

a-1604531225 Nov 04, 2020 03:07 PM
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Thats an interesting view Bosco. Effectively saying, "I don't agree with their positions or views but they will reopen the schools. Who cares if my 8th grade daughter is forced to listen to pray and never learns about systemic racism and civil rights." Either way having just 1 of these extremists on the board wouldn't do much of anything as the others would out vote them.

dukemunson Nov 04, 2020 03:13 PM
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Well, when you put it that way...that's a spectacularly good argument for putting other people on the board!!!!! I'd much rather my 8th grader be forced to listen to a prayer or ten (Christian, muslim, Budhist, Pagan, whatever!) and be IN SCHOOL than learning about systemic racism via ZOOM classes.

bosco Nov 04, 2020 03:47 PM
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Yes, right now what's needed is opinions on the board that will reopen schools (that's issue #1 for me). None of the current board members seem to understand the actual science and/or have the spine to stand up to the Teachers Union. The current makeup of the SB board can only be viewed as a failure. Change is needed. I don't think two dissenting opinions are enough to force prayer or prevent education on civil rights. But, it's also not ok for the whole board to fall in line with the teacher's Union and reinforce each other's groupthink. Having a reasonable discussion with those you disagree with is something everyone should do. While I'm still a proud liberal, not everything the left does is always the right thing. The illogical politization of the COVID response within the reopening school debate demonstrates the need for all sides of representation.

a-1604534999 Nov 04, 2020 04:09 PM
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Let's workshop this. Hypothetically, the school board demands the schools reopen. The teacher unions say nah, no thanks. Board pushes harder threatens to fire teachers, all teachers join together in protest, and now there's a strike with zero teachers. I don't see how this gets schools open any faster. Boards have to finesse the situation they were given.

dukemunson Nov 04, 2020 04:40 PM
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Those are good things to learn about! What “heats me” is that they aren’t learning anything right now via zoom!!!! Sure... tell and teach my kids all about systemic racism... just do it in person for god sakes!!!

dukemunson Nov 04, 2020 04:42 PM
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That’s a very persuasive argument for getting rid of the teachers union!!. They aren’t working... and if they continue to refuse at a certain point they need to be fired and they can go on unemployment like everyone else and new teachers can be hired!!!

dukemunson Nov 04, 2020 05:02 PM
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And that would be the least popular strike ever! Their kids are going to school, public health says schools can open, public health says schools should open for the health of kids, and lots of people are out of work... some of which because they have to stay home with their kids!!! No... striking is a hollow threat. Doesn’t matter though.. our beloved school board cant/won’t do anything.

PitMix Nov 05, 2020 07:29 AM
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DM says, get my kid back to school because I have to work! We all know why you are so concerned about this issue. Glad you are not in charge of the school system.

dukemunson Nov 05, 2020 08:46 AM
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THEY FINALLY LISTENED TO US (and well yeah, public health) !!!! Goleta union school school district opening 5 days per week in person starting January 11! Sorry Pitmix... you can keep ignoring science and, ya know, distorting facts on every post, but the school district finally realized they have to go back. Guess what their plan is... staggered start times, slightly shorter days and erecting some structures outside.

dukemunson Nov 05, 2020 08:48 AM
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Well... the school system just took my exact plan... it just took them 4 months!!! We’re back!!! Science and reason carry the day... not teacher union madness !!!!

dukemunson Nov 05, 2020 10:57 AM
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Politics and politicians suck... and they lie like crazy... so actually you are a perfect candidate!!!!

Trump is horrible and he is going to lose... that’s a win for all! School opening is a win for all too (except of course your beloved teachers union). What you fail to grasp or understand is that you can be a liberal but not just blindly follow. Our school board was lost, useless and incompetent. That isn’t a political thing or statement... it’s fact. The DNC backing a candidate doesn’t mean you have to or should vote for them.

RHS Nov 04, 2020 06:29 PM
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A comparison of these results with the Edhat poll numbers would give us an insight into the politics of our Edhat companions. As I have suspected it seems the Edhat trolls lean very far right. Glad to offer some balance.

RHS Nov 05, 2020 08:53 AM
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Yeah, my comment is somewhat hyperbolic but look at these: Measure L Edhat vote No 75%, actual vote Yes 52%; Measure M Edhat No 55%, actual Yes 52%; Goleta Mayor Edhat had Aceves/Perotte tied, actual vote Perotte 64%; SBCBofE Edhat had England, winner was MacDougal; Edhat had Richardson winner was DeWard; Edhat had Howell by 58%, he won by 75%. Yes, the most obvious races went to the incumbent Dems in the Edhat poll but not by the number they went in real life. Carbajal Edhat by 59, won by 65; Bennet Edhat had him by 63, won by 75. Etc.

a-1604599318 Nov 05, 2020 10:01 AM
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RHS, I've noticed it's really only a handful of far right commenters that just post incessantly making it seem like there's a lot of them. They're still outnumbered and the majority of readers are liberal but too tired to engage in the crazy comments. I'll jump in every now and again but I have a job, kids, a life, and you can't talk sense with the senseless.

Voice of Reason Nov 05, 2020 10:27 AM
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People who have different views are not senseless. People who are close minded to alternative views and opinions, and refuse to allow their own views and opinions to change, are the senseless ones.

PitMix Nov 05, 2020 10:49 AM
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VOR, if you can give me an example of how our discussion on Edhat has caused you to change your views on anything, then maybe the rest of us can follow your shining example. I, for one, have not noticed any movement in the views that you post here.

Voice of Reason Nov 05, 2020 11:37 AM
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Show me Sac. I certainly recall calling them hypocrites, but that's a fact not an opinion. @Pit, because no one has shown my anything to change my opinion that both the DNC and GOP are corrupt political organizations, do not have the best interests of the common person at heart (even thought they'll tell you they do), who put forth the candidates of their choosing (i.e. billionaires and oligarchs) to give the people the illusion of choice. Had the DNC not conspired with Hillary ahead of 2016 Bernie would be running for reelection this year and Trump would be that reality show host who ran for president one time. Again this year, several DNC primary candidates had bipartisan appeal and could handily beat Trump but no, they had to go with the same type political establishment candidate that paved the way for Trump to begin with. We're two days past election and this vote is crazy close, the DNC has failed miserably to have positioned themselves the past 4 years in manner that didn't provide them a landslide victory this week.

sacjon Nov 05, 2020 11:52 AM
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"brainwashed," "closed-minded," - just a couple I recall. You say people with different views are not senseless, yet you belittle and condescend those you disagree with. You're not as bad as others of your ilk, granted, but you're certainly not receptive or open-minded to anyone's opinion other than your own. Time to get off the high horse buddy.

PitMix Nov 05, 2020 01:19 PM
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VOR, do you think the RNC would have overlooked Bernie's socialist views in a general election? They tarred Biden enough with that brush this time. The DNC fear is that people will always respond to that kind of attack. With the requirements of fundraising and running for office continually, and attacks on social media, very few good leaders are going to enter politics now. When's the last time a good leader was president- maybe you have to go all the way back to Eisenhower?

PitMix Nov 05, 2020 01:21 PM
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VOR, "because no one has shown my anything to change my opinion" says it all. In all these exchanges, not one thing? Please stop pretending you are engaged in an exchange of ideas.

Voice of Reason Nov 05, 2020 02:16 PM
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Pitmix, no one here has even tried to explain how I'm wrong and the DNC is an upstanding organization. It's all Trump is bad so.... but look at Trump so..., meanwhile they have tunnel vision with Trump hatred and fail to see how the DNC is just as criminal and corrupt as Trump and the GOP. Back in 2016 it didn't matter what the GOP or DNC thought, it was what the people wanted and the DNC took the peoples choice away from them. Many on both sides wanted to break free of the status quo, instead it was Mrs. Status quo vs. a political outsider and the people chose the outsider. All this pointed back at me but no comment on why the hell the DNC didn't win in a landslide this year? Should have been a slam dunk.

sacjon Nov 05, 2020 02:41 PM
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VOICE - literally every comment anyone other than yours are an attempt to explain how you're wrong. Are you that full of yourself that you can't even comprehend that others may be right? As for the DNC being an "upstanding organization," that is extremely subjective and I don't think it's possible to prove that.

SBLetsGetAlong Nov 04, 2020 10:17 PM
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Remove the political D vs R bills hit.
Newsom, science and data have said for 2 months#chollas could open full time. Newsom is a D, right? So the CA people don’t believe Newsom? They don’t believe the science and data they preach about?
July 23 CDC said kids need to be in school , they are not spreaders.

Most teachers want kids back.
Teachers Union is holding out.

So what’s really going on?

7 weeks ago Newsom, science and data allowed schools to file for a waiver, case by case reopening depending on the area environment. MUS, Cold Spring and private schools in SB filed asking the government scientists if it was ok to open.
The scientists said yes to them.
SBUSD did nothing.

Then SB moved into Red Tier allowing ALL schools to reopen full time, based upon science and data.
SBUSD did nothing.

So who are the Teachers Union and SBUSD listening to if they’re not listening to Newsom, science and data?

Students are emotionally, physically and academically hurting.
Numerous other schools around us have opened full time.

So what’s really going on? All those in favor of keeping schools closed, do you have children?
What is your reasoning and how does it supersede the science, data & Newsom allowing full time school?

And don’t say money. SBUSD received emergency funding to reopen, where did that money go?
The CARES act is giving $57 million to CA schools.
SB is 5he capital of non profits helping people.
Teachers Fund just raised $56,000 for schools.

Between our great comm7nity with money and volunteers, don’t use that as an excuse.

And I have a question. Why was there no substitute fir my child’s class when the district knew the teacher would be out on personal leave all week?
66 students, 1 teacher on zoom. Seriously? Inconceivable!

PitMix Nov 05, 2020 07:28 AM
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Get, are substitutes trained on Zoom teaching? I bet there is a steep learning curve for them. I was a sub and mostly the teachers had me play videos because they couldn't know if I knew the material or had any teaching skills at all.

As far as children spreading the virus, risk assessment tools says classrooms are high risk environments. "In a group of 25—about the size of an average class—the model indicates there’s a 67 percent chance in Cherokee County that at least one person has COVID-19, according to the most recent data."

Plenty of examples of teachers getting sick and dying, and schools reopening and closing again- St Joe's just did this in our County.

Source: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/how-easily-can-covid-19-spread-in-a-classroom/

letmego Nov 05, 2020 09:47 AM
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Technically, there are recommendations for how to open schools in the red tier, and that involves requiring staff to maintain a 6' distance from students, and requiring students to maintain a 6' distance from each other, as much as practical. There is no way for public schools to open full time AND maintain 6' distance between individual students - there are simply too many students.

Schools are closing all over the country right now, for days or weeks at a time. The schools in my rural home town (where less than half of the families have internet, because it just isn't available), have all had to close multiple times for 2 weeks at a time. And some of these schools are so small that a single grade might only have 30 students (high school).

I think opening full time any time soon is a pipe dream, but hybrid is totally doable.

PitMix Nov 05, 2020 10:43 AM
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Let, a teacher said that he did not think he could teach to a classroom and be parked in front of a Zoom monitor at the same time in the hybrid model. So is the District going to hire double the teachers? Do they have the budget for that?

PitMix Nov 05, 2020 10:46 AM
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DM, my point was that generally the teachers don't know their subs at all, never met them, so have no idea what they can do. A sub in physical classroom faces real challenges in just maintaining discipline because the kids like to see what they can get away with. A regular teacher at Carp subbed for another teacher once and told me that she was shocked that she faced the same problems as a sub because the kids knew her already. I will try to be clearer for you in the future.

dukemunson Nov 05, 2020 10:49 AM
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It’s not a pipe dream... We’re going full back!!!! The school board finally realized that you can only ignore the public health recommendations for so long. They realized 19 kids per class was easy doable and safe... and hopefully someone in power had some strong words for the union !

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