What People are Saying….
“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
“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.”
– Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte
“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
“I would like to thank you for the work you’ve done to ensure the continued work our Santa Ynez Senior Center in Buellton.
Our Senior Center has always relied on the space rented by the County to provide service to a large group of Buellton residents. Unfortunately their lease has been renewed for only 2-5 years at a time due to possible expansion by Fire Station 30. This has made renovations and grants difficult to come by. Who wants to invest in a property that could be torn down at any time.
This problem was brought to your attention and you were able to provide a secure location for our seniors. You were able to provide assurances that as long as the Santa Ynez Senior Center was in operation that they had a building they could call home.
This location provides a place to meet, take classes, get rides to medical appointments and dine as well as preparing Meals on Wheels for senior residents throughout the Santa Ynez Valley.
As Mayor of Buellton I truly thank you for helping us keep this valuable service not only in our city of Buellton but the entire Valley.”
– Holly Sierra, Mayor of Buellton
“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
“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, Santa Barbara 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