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City of Santa BarbaraCandidate for Council Member, District 4

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Kristen W. Sneddon

3,236 votes (51.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prioritize preservation of the unique character of our city and neighborhoods in the face of pressure from growth.
  • Ensure a sustainable water supply, protect the environment and strengthen wild land fire protections.
  • Enhance public safety, promote economic vitality and fiscal responsibility, and promote an efficient and inclusive government.



Colorado School of Mines Master of Science, Geophysics (2003)
UCLA Bachelor of Science, Applied Geophysics (1995)

Community Activities

Executive Officer (current Chair), Peabody Charter School District Governing Board (2012–current)
Chair, Starr King Parent-Child Workshop (501c3) (2012–2013)



Occupation: Educator / Businesswoman / Scientist


I’m running for District 4 to bring practical experience and vision to City Hall. Santa Barbara has been my home as a high school and college student, educator, business owner, and parent.  I am grateful for the quality of life my family has enjoyed here and I hope to serve for an even better future.

I am an educator, parent, geophysicist, and business owner. Past Chair of Starr King Parent-Child Workshop, current Chair of Peabody Charter School. Professor of Environmental Geology at SBCC. Proud Santa Barbara High School Don. My college admissions counseling business helps young people plan for their future.



On Council, I will provide strong leadership to:

·       Prioritize preservation of the unique character of our city and neighborhoods in the face of pressure for growth


·       Safeguard our neighborhoods and precious resources


·       Enhance public safety


·       Ensure a sustainable water supply


·       Strengthen our wildland fire protection areas


·       Improve our economic vitality


·       Advocate fiscal responsibility and efficiency



Please join Mayor Helene Schneider, former Mayor Sheila Lodge, Councilmember Jason Dominguez, and Santa Barbara Unified School Board President Kate Parker in supporting my candidacy. 

I ask for your vote.


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Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Santa Barbara Police Officers' Association
  • Santa Barbara City Firefighters Association
  • Sierra Club, Los Padres Chapter

Elected Officials (7)

  • Helene Schneider, Mayor of Santa Barbara
  • Janet Wolf, Second District Supervisor Santa Barbara County
  • Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senator
  • Jason Dominguez, Santa Barbara City Council Member, District 1
  • Laura Capps, Santa Barbara Unified School District Board Member
  • Kate Parker, President Santa Barbara Unified School District
  • Peter Haslund, Santa Barbara Community College District Trustee

Individuals (3)

  • Sheila Lodge, Planning Commissioner and former Mayor
  • Demian Barnett, Principal and Superintendent Peabody Charter School Distric
  • Yolanda Medina-Garcia, Director Starr King Parent-Child Workshop

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