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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.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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