2020 Local Progressive Voter Guide

This guide was created to help our local voting community get insight into who to support in our federal, state, and local elections.  Every effort was made for it to be a comprehensive, transparent resource. For information regarding how to vote, visit www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/voter-info/

Endorsing Partner Organizations


  1. Santa Barbara Democratic Party – https://www.sbdems.org/endorsements/
  2. Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund –   https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-central-coast-action-fund/elections
  3. Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (scroll on front page for endorsements) – https://sbwpc.org
  4. Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County – https://www.demwomensb.com
  5. Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy – https://causeactionfund.org/endorsements
  6. Central Coast Labor Council – https://www.centralcoastlabor.org/endorsements
  7. Sierra Club (Los Padres Chapter) – https://www.sierraclub.org/los-padres/santa-barbara/november-3-2020-santa-barbara-sierra-club-endorsements
  8. Santa Barbara Independent – https://www.independent.com/2020/09/30/endorsements-for-2020-general-election/
  9. Ethnic Studies Now! SB – https://www.facebook.com/EthnicStudiesNowSBUSD/posts/3361496620602686

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Unpaid volunteers.  Don't shoot!  We are open to all criticism, feedback, and... praise?  Email us at info@sbprogress.org.

This is the 2020 Local Progressive Voter Guide.  We omitted all candidates who are endorsed by the Republican party and/or other far right groups.  Additionally, we omitted candidates who are associated with far right groups in Santa Barbara or have received NO endorsements from our progressive partner organizations.  See a mistake?  Please email info@sbprogress.org.

The dash means that the organization did NOT make an endorsement in that race.  

Large progressive organizations like Courage California, Women's March, Human Rights Campaign, etc. don't typically endorse in local races like school board, so we omitted them from the candidate endorsement list.  We also have a lot of amazing local progressive coalition partners like the Immigrant Legal Defense Center that don't endorse for whatever reason (it's a lot of work!). We put together the most comprehensive list of local progressive endorsements possible.  Did we miss one?  Email us at info@sbprogress.org.

We could never fit all endorsements for a candidate in one guide!  That's why we linked out to each candidate's campaign website.  Trust an individual more than some of these organizations?  Check out the endorsement pages on their websites to help you in your decision.

We put this information together from the public endorsement websites of SBPC partner organizations.  We're not perfect!  See a mistake?  Please email info@sbprogress.org.