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Veteran Congressman, Longtime Political Watchdog Face Off In 24th District Congressional Race


It’s a race which features a two term congressman representing the Central and South Coasts seeking a third term, versus a longtime government watchdog, and lobbyist for the agricultural and business community in the region.

Demcratic Salud Carbajal is a military veteran who served as a Santa Barbara County Supervisor before first being elected to Congress in 2016.  Republican Andy Caldwell worked in the agricultural industry before  helping to found Santa Barbara County’s Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business (COLAB) in 1991.

KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to the two candidates about why they are running and top priorities if elected.

The 24th Congressional District includes all of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, and a slice of Ventura County.  

Salud Carbajal for Congress website:                                                                                          Andy Caldwell for Congress website: