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City of SolvangCandidate for City Council

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Karen M. Waite

Securities Compliance Analyst
1,268 votes (29.33%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will deliver to you my commitment to preserve the historic heritage of Solvang
  • I will work to maintain a balance between the needs of our residents and the interests of our growing tourism
  • I will keep you openly informed of what your local government can do and is doing for you now



Profession:Securities Compliance Analyst
Compliance Analyst with FINRA licenses 7,9,10,24,31,63,65,99, PlanMember Securities Corporation (2015–current)
Trustee, Board of Architectural Review City of Solvang, Ca — Appointed position (2015–current)
Trustee at Large, Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District Improvement District #1 Santa Ynez, Ca — Elected position (2010–2014)


Scripps College Claremont, Ca BA 1986 Scripps College, Claremont Ca (1986)
Scripps College Claremont, Ca BA , Liberal Arts (1986)

Community Activities

Rotarian, Rotary Club of Los Olivos, Ca (2013–current)
Lodge Member #001101, Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge #2640 Santa Ynez, Ca (2015–current)

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Business and Tourism


Supporter of local businesses and  our interest in tourism.

I am a supporter of our increasing need for tourism and the revenue it generates for our local businesses.  The revenue created from the business generated by  tourism allows the city to supply the required municipal services neeed for visitors and the permanent residents of Solvang . 

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