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Election Day Means Numerous Local Races, Issues To Be Decided

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 12:28pm

It’s of course Election Day, and in addition to the presidential race, voters are deciding a number of state, regional, and local races and issues.

There are two big congressional races being settled in Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties, with Republican Tony Strickland, and Democrat Julia Brownley facing off for the 26th District seat, in Ventura County.

Democrat Lois Capps is facing Republican Abel Maldonado for the 24th District Congressional seat.

There are two hotly contested local State Senate races. In the 19th District, Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson, and Republican Michael Stoker are battling for that seat. And, in the 27th District, Democratic incumbent Fran Pavley is facing Republican Todd Zink.

Also being settled are whether two single term Assembly members serving the region will keep their seats. Democrat Das Williams is facing Republican Rob Walter in the 37th District, while Republican incumbent Jeff Gorrell is up against Democratic challenger Eillen Macenery in the 44th District.

There’s one big supervisorial race in Ventura County. First District Supervisor Steve Bennett is being challenged by former Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper.

There are numerous local measures on the ballots in Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties, as well as a slew of city council, school board, and special district races.

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