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Republican Congressional Candidates Have the Last Word in Noozhawk’s Q&As

John Davidson, Carole Miller, Dave Stockdale, Clark Vandeventer and Tom Watson sound call for spending restraints, budget reforms

The June 8 statewide primary election is two weeks away. To help voters with their decisions, we at Noozhawk are continuing our tradition of grilling candidates with the latest version of our popular campaign Q&As. We peppered the candidates with questions and we think you’ll find their answers enlightening and informative. If not, campaign contact information and additional resources are included at the end of each article.

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In alphabetical order, here are the answers from four of the five candidates seeking the Republican Party’s 23rd Congressional District nomination:

» John Davidson

» Carole Miller

» Dave Stockdale

» Clark Vandeventer

» Tom Watson

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary, did not respond to Noozhawk’s questions.

Here are the previously published answers from the two candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s 35th Assembly District nomination:

» Susan Jordan

» Das Williams

Here are the previously published answers from the two candidates seeking the Republican Party’s 35th Assembly District nomination:

» Daniel Goldberg

» Mike Stoker

Here are the previously published answers from the two candidates in Santa Barbara County’s 2nd supervisorial district:

» Dan Secord

» Janet Wolf

Here are the previously published answers from the two district attorney candidates:

» Joyce Dudley

» Josh Lynn

Noozhawk publisher Bill Macfadyen can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk.

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