Election Day is March 3, 2020. Voting by mail begins February 3.
“As your Supervisor, I have demonstrated my ability to take a balanced, pragmatic approach, and worked collaboratively with people throughout the County to get things done!”
I’ve spent my life making government more responsive to the people it serves.
As your Supervisor, I hold regular office hours throughout the district and work hard to address your concerns.
I have demonstrated my ability to take a balanced, pragmatic approach and engage with people collaboratively throughout the County to get things done!
Despite the recent natural disasters, my colleagues on the Board and I have fully restored the Rainy-Day Fund and the County’s financial picture is the strongest since the 2008 economic crisis. We have advanced innovative mental health and homeless services, criminal justice reforms, and programs for children and families.
The County is taking significant strides towards increased water and energy sustainability and, working with key agencies—SBCAG, CHP, and CalTrans—we are improving highway safety throughout the Third District.
Along with expanded parks, trails, and coastal access to promote public health and community wellbeing, I successfully advocated for libraries, community and senior centers.
The hallmark of my office is responsiveness. Please share your ideas with me. Working together we can make a positive difference in our communities and our County.
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“As Goleta’s mayor, I deeply appreciate that Joan has consistently stood with Goleta on important issues such as protecting Goleta property rights from airport safety zone encroachment, ending oil production at Haskell’s Beach and preserving our coast, especially Goleta Beach and Gaviota.”
- Mayor Paula Perotte, Goleta
"Joan Hartmann embodies everything a public servant should be. She is knowledgeable, responsive and committed to meeting the needs of her constituents as well as residents and businesses countywide."
- Former County Supervisor Gail Marshall
“I serve with Supervisor Joan Hartmann on regional boards where she has demonstrated a commitment to responsive government, environmental protection, and economic prosperity. Residents in her district can feel secure she will continue to improve the quality of their lives.”
– Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo
“Joan’s support of the Fire Department was always unequivocal – I support her candidacy whole heartedly.”
– Eric Peterson, Retired County Fire Chief
“Joan Hartmann has demonstrated proven and effective leadership on the Board of Supervisors. I look forward to continuing to work with Joan to address the critical issues affecting our region.”
– Santa Barbara City Councilmember Eric Friedman
"Joan knows water. She understands complex regional water issues and she appreciates the critical role of Lake Cachuma and other water supplies in providing a lifeline service for the county's communities and our environment."
– Lauren Hanson, board president, Goleta Water District
“For Goleta, it's important for us to know that the county is working toward the same goals that we are. We need a county supervisor who cares about our community. Joan shares our same goals and, as our partner, she helps protect our interests.”
– Goleta City Councilmember Stewart Kasdin
“Having served as a county supervisor for 12 years, I know what is needed to do the job well—Joan Hartmann has what it takes, and goes above and beyond to deliver for our community. Her expertise, experience, and commitment have made her a highly effective policymaker and a thoughtful provider of constituent services for the Third District. I’m proud to endorse her.”
– Congressman Salud Carbajal
“Joan and her staff have been vigorous advocates for Guadalupe and the Santa Maria Valley at the County and all levels of government.”
– Mayor Ariston Julian, City of Guadalupe
“Joan Hartmann is a champion in the fight for local policy concerning environmental issues. She is passionate about preserving our recreational open space areas and advocating for the stability of our future generations. She is an exemplary leader always willing to support newly electeds working towards progressive change. I am proud to support Supervisor Hartmann for re-election.”
– Councilmember Gloria Soto, City of Santa Maria
“As County Supervisor Joan Hartmann has repeatedly demonstrated her ability and commitment to protect the rural character of the Gaviota Coast and its rich natural and cultural resources.”
– Mike Lunsford, Past President Gaviota Coast Conservancy
“Joan Hartmann is a champion of quality fire and rescue, law enforcement and emergency medical services. She has listened to the community’s concerns, worked hard to make decisions that put your safety and the safety of your neighbors first. She has supported improved road safety, and enhanced disaster readiness, including a $2 million grant for fire protection in the district.”
– Bryan Fernandez, President - Santa Barbara County Firefighters
“Supervisor Joan Hartmann has helped accelerate new opportunities for commercial wind and solar countywide.”
– Chuck Huddleston, IBEW 413
“Joan Hartmann has been a champion for our public libraries! She has increased funding for libraries throughout the county, and is working to see that all our libraries are fully funded!”
– Judith Dale, SB County Library Board Member, former Mayor Buellton
“Supervisor Joan Hartmann has worked hard to balance the county budget and provide services to those most in need throughout the county.”
– Harry Hagen, SB County Treasurer / Tax Collector / Public Administrator