Friday, March 16 , 2018, 9:54 pm | Overcast 53º


Local News

Dudley Leading Lynn in DA Race, Wolf Edging Secord, Williams Ahead of Jordan

Joyce Dudley jumped out to an early lead over rival Josh Lynn on Tuesday night in the hotly contested race for Santa Barbara County District Attorney. With 36.2 percent of precincts reporting, Dudley was ahead, 55.17 percent to 44.51 percent.

Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf was narrowly ahead of challenger Dan Secord in their rematch of the 2006 election. Wolf was leading, 52.09 percent to 47.77 percent, with 25.4 percent of precincts counted. In the North County, Steve Lavagnino was well ahead of Alice Patino, 60.19 percent to 39.40 percent, in their contest to succeed 5th District Supervisor Joe Centeno, who is retiring.

In the increasingly bitter campaign for the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 35th Assembly District, Das Williams was leading Susan Jordan with a total of 12,306 votes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to Jordan’s 8,207 votes. Williams was winning Santa Barbara County, 67.16 percent to 32.28 percent, while Jordan was edging Williams, 50.05 percent to 48.91 percent, in Ventura County with 75.38 percent of the votes counted there.

On the Republican side, Mike Stoker was coasting against Dan Goldberg, 81.5 percent to 18.13 percent in Santa Barbara County and 61.91 percent to 37.02 percent in Ventura County.

In the Republican congressional primary, Tom Watson was leading the five person race with 37.07 percent of the vote. He was followed by John Davidson (21.72 percent), Clark Vandeventer (19.56 percent), Dave Stockdale (14.39 percent) and Carole Lee Miller (6.85 percent). The winner will face Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, in November. Capps was unopposed in her primary.

Check back with Noozhawk for complete results.

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

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >