Two Santa Barbara County Supervisors Fight Off Challenges To Win Re-Election
Two Santa Barbara County Supervisors have apparently beaten off challenges to win re-election.
In a hotly contested First District race, the unofficial election results show that incumbent Das Williams defeated challenger Laura Capps by a 52% to 47% margin. With about 15,000 votes counted, Williams is topping Capps by more than 700 votes.
In Santa Barbara County's Third District Supervisorial race, incumbent Joan Hartmann outdistanced two challengers with 52% of the vote, to avoid a runoff and automatically win re-election. Businessman Bruce Porter finished second with 36% of the vote.
In Santa Barbara County's Fourth District, where Peter Adam decided not to seek re-election, his former aide Bob Nelson ran unopposed. With 97% of the vote, he will now represent the district.