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Joan receives the endorsement of the Santa Barbara County Firefighters!

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The Santa Barbara County Firefighters Association has voted to endorse Joan Hartmann for County Supervisor in the 3rd District.

Tyler Gilliam, President of the Firefighters Association, said that after interviewing the candidates, Joan Hartmann emerged as an excellent proponent of public safety. “Joan Hartmann understands the complexities of modern firefighting, which includes a wide variety of skills, including emergency medical response, complex building fires, hazardous materials spills, swift water rescue, and the logistics of coordinating massive regional resources to attack wildland fires,” Gilliam stated. “She is committed to maintaining and improving our County’s first-rate emergency and safety services, and impressed us with her ability to quickly understand the complexities of modern emergency response, and our extensive training and equipment needs.”

Gilliam stressed that Hartmann is not a newcomer to emergency response. She has completed Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, and is a member of her rural neighborhood’s Emergency Preparedness Committee. He noted that she would like to see these efforts expanded throughout the County and integrated more closely with those of first responders.

Gilliam noted firefighters are ready to risk their lives for you every day. They are ready to address not only fires, but medical emergencies and natural disasters. “Joan will be a champion of quality fire and emergency medical services. She will listen to the community’s concerns, work hard, and make decisions that put your safety and the safety of your neighbors first,” Gilliam concluded.

 

Joan receives the endorsement of the Santa Barbara Independent!

On the issues, we know Hartmann will leave few stones unearthed to protect the Gaviota Coast, keeping it one of the most ridiculously beautiful spots on the planet….Her opponent is less specific about preserving the Gaviota Coast and definitely less informed about development issues.

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Photo credit: Paul Wellman

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November 4, 2016
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The Nexus Endorses Joan Hartmann

The Nexus Endorses Joan Hartmann for Third District County Supervisor November 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm by Daily Nexus Editorial Board Third District Supervisor candidate Joan Hartmann speaks during the AS Senate meeting at the Corwin Pavilion on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Courtesy Kenneth Song Although Hartmann had little visibility in I.V. prior to election season, she has gone above and beyond to emphasize her commitment to our community in the past few months. She participated in the voter registrations […]
October 29, 2016
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SB County Firefighters Endorse Joan Hartmann

The Santa Barbara County Firefighters Association has voted to endorse Joan Hartmann for County Supervisor in the 3rd District. Tyler Gilliam, President of the Firefighters Association, said that after interviewing the candidates, Joan Hartmann emerged as an excellent proponent of public safety. “Joan Hartmann understands the complexities of modern firefighting, which includes a wide variety of skills, including emergency medical response, complex building fires, hazardous materials spills, swift water rescue, and the logistics of coordinating massive regional resources to attack […]
October 6, 2016
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SB Independent Endorses Hartmann

3rd District: Joan Hartmann Of all the races in the County of Santa Barbara this November, the race for the 3rd Supervisorial District will have the most direct impact, even for people living outside district boundaries. The 3rd District, which encompasses everything from Guadalupe to Isla Vista, has traditionally carried the key decisive swing vote at the board of supervisors; which way blows the 3rd, blows the county. In other words, it’s for all the marbles. This year, the race pits two Santa […]
June 30, 2016
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Jones, Hartmann Forge Unlikely Alliance in 3rd District Race

The Republican Throws Her Support Behind Her Democratic Challenger Santa Barbara Independent/Thursday, June 30, 2016  By Kelsey Brugger (Contact) Four days after losing the June 7 primary election, Karen Jones, the most conservative 3rd District supervisorial candidate, called Joan Hartmann, her former Democratic rival, up to a stage, raised her arm, and offered her full support in the November election. It was the day of Jones Fest, a well-known music festival in the Santa Ynez Valley held every year in […]
June 20, 2016
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Los Olivos rally aims to raise awareness about Hwy. 154 traffic safety

Joan Hartmann, who is running for 3rd District supervisor in Santa Barbara County, was at Wednesday’s rally out of concern for the safety of the roads in the area. “We shouldn’t have anybody dying, but particularly young people,” Hartmann said. “I lived for years in the greater L.A. area, and I didn’t know anybody who lost children to deaths by cars. Here, I know five or six people.” She added, “I think these rallies are important because, as Gloria Steinem […]
June 7, 2016
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Joan Hartmann Tops Field in Third District

  Joan Hartmann was the top vote-getter Tuesday night among the five candidates vying for the Third District seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Bruce Porter started out ahead with vote-by-mail results, but after polling results came in, Hartmann took a sizeable lead with 42.8 percent of the vote to Porter’s 35.5 percent, with 100 precincts reporting, according to the county Elections Office. The two will face off in a runoff in November. Bob Field, Jay Freeman, Joan Hartmann, […]
June 2, 2016
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Water Security for Santa Barbara County

As I talk with people from all walks of life in Santa Barbara County, one topic comes up time and again: water. Residents complain about the brown lawns carpeting our neighborhoods. Farmers worry about insufficient water, not just for their annual vegetable crops but also for the vines and orchards in which they have a significant investment.  And everyone is concerned about the mounting water and food prices threatening our pocketbooks. After five years of scant rainfall, our current water […]
May 13, 2016
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Congresswoman Lois Capps Endorses Joan Hartmann

Congresswoman Lois Capps has announced her endorsement of Joan Hartmann for Supervisor in Santa Barbara County’s 3rd District, saying “Joan Hartmann is the best choice for Third District County Supervisor. As a County Planning Commissioner she fought to maintain safe and healthy neighborhoods, approve good projects that created senior and workforce housing, and protected the environment. I’m confident she’ll provide real leadership on issues that are important to students and working families.” “Congresswoman Lois Capps has been a champion of […]
March 15, 2016
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First Campaign Forum

The media provided excellent coverage of the first candidate forum on Wednesday, March 9. Read the coverage by Gina Potthoff of Noozhawk and Kelsey Brugger of the Santa Barbara Independent. We addressed a wide variety of topics: oil, infrastructure, workforce housing, economic development and agriculture. Third District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Candidates Face Off At Goleta Chamber Forum Bob Field, Jay Freeman, Joan Hartmann and Bruce Porter are running for the seat of outgoing supervisor Doreen Farr, who represents Santa […]
February 15, 2016
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Hartmann Calls for New Proposal to Resolve Camp 4 Issues

Buellton, Ca–At the latest Ad Hoc Committee meeting of the County and Chumash Tribal Governments, Third District Supervisor Candidate Joan Hartmann proposed a dramatically new approach for resolving the differences over Camp 4. Ms. Hartmann announced the concept by saying “The Tribe, the County & the community have an opportunity to resolve our differences and start working together.” Subsequent speakers from the community expressed enthusiastic support for the concept. The proposal is to use the 350 acre property already owned […]
February 11, 2016
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Enhancing our Community

Santa Barbara County is a wonderful place to live. Our exceptional quality of life is not an accident or merely the byproduct of our spectacular geography, coastline and climate. Orange County, with similar blessings, has developed quite differently. Decades of diligent and thoughtful representation on the County’s Board of Supervisors, to carefully balance interests, has been key to preserving our County’s distinctive character. I am running for Third District Supervisor because I I‘m committed to building on the significant work that […]
February 2, 2016
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Supervisor Farr Endorses Joan Hartmann for 3rd District

Joan’s work on the Planning Commission demonstrates her knowledge of the unique challenges of the Third District. She has proven her ability to listen to all sides of the issues, and make pragmatic, fair and reasoned decisions that balance the need for economic vitality while protecting our quality of life. I know Joan is a person of high integrity and will make a great Supervisor. Supervisor Doreen Farr

Joan receives the endorsement of the Santa Barbara County Firefighters!

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The Santa Barbara County Firefighters Association has voted to endorse Joan Hartmann for County Supervisor in the 3rd District.

Tyler Gilliam, President of the Firefighters Association, said that after interviewing the candidates, Joan Hartmann emerged as an excellent proponent of public safety. “Joan Hartmann understands the complexities of modern firefighting, which includes a wide variety of skills, including emergency medical response, complex building fires, hazardous materials spills, swift water rescue, and the logistics of coordinating massive regional resources to attack wildland fires,” Gilliam stated. “She is committed to maintaining and improving our County’s first-rate emergency and safety services, and impressed us with her ability to quickly understand the complexities of modern emergency response, and our extensive training and equipment needs.”

Gilliam stressed that Hartmann is not a newcomer to emergency response. She has completed Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, and is a member of her rural neighborhood’s Emergency Preparedness Committee. He noted that she would like to see these efforts expanded throughout the County and integrated more closely with those of first responders.

Gilliam noted firefighters are ready to risk their lives for you every day. They are ready to address not only fires, but medical emergencies and natural disasters. “Joan will be a champion of quality fire and emergency medical services. She will listen to the community’s concerns, work hard, and make decisions that put your safety and the safety of your neighbors first,” Gilliam concluded.

 

Joan receives the endorsement of the Santa Barbara Independent!

On the issues, we know Hartmann will leave few stones unearthed to protect the Gaviota Coast, keeping it one of the most ridiculously beautiful spots on the planet….Her opponent is less specific about preserving the Gaviota Coast and definitely less informed about development issues.

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Photo credit: Paul Wellman

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