Pixel Tracker

Thursday, February 21 , 2019, 12:28 am | Fair 47º


Grassroots Supporters Endorse Helene Schneider for Congress

Illustrating her continued appeal among local community members and leaders in the race for California’s 24th Congressional District seat, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider’s campaign picked up scores of grassroots and neighborhood leaders’ support.

Those newly endorsing Mayor Helene Schneider as of Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, include the following: Erica Kwiatkowski, president of California Women’s List; Barbie Deutsch, past president of Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County; Gil Garcia, former Santa Barbara City Councilmember; Marti Correa de Garcia, Santa Barbara/Puerto Vallerta Sister City Committee; Kirk Martin, Santa Barbara Airport Commissioner; Santa Barbara City College students, alumni and Feminist Club members Heather Straup, Sofia Stefanovic, Paulina Fisher, Sophia Garcia, Fanny Hansson, Lindsay McLaggan and Sophia Jacob; and human resources professionals Kathryn McKee, Veronica Lambert, Sally Parks, Alice Bourland, Peggy Stevens, Deborah Babineau and Mei-Ling Fry. 

Responding to news of the endorsements, Mayor Helene Schneider released the following statement:

“It’s really heartening to have this support from these civically engaged activists, advocates and community leaders. They represent precisely what my campaign is all about — empowering the grassroots and sending a message to the Washington establishment that we’ve had enough of politics as usual, that we’re ready for a transformation from the bottom up, not the top down, and that we need leaders who are committed to solving problems and not doing Washington’s bidding.

"I look forward to adding these supporters to our growing citizen-led campaign and having their help on the ground, knocking on doors, making phone calls, and getting my message out across the 24th District,” she said. 

In recent weeks, Mayor Schneider has generated considerable support among key organizations and leaders, including from the following: Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA), Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter, National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU) Southern California Region ILWU Marine Division.

Significantly, Mayor Helene Schneider has been driving the policy conversation in the race for California’s 24th Congressional District.

Recently she unveiled a bold and comprehensive 10-point plan to reduce senseless gun violence in the United States, which includes a $10 billion national gun buyback program. Click here to view the full plan.

Aside from endorsements and policy plans, much of the dynamics in the race for the 24th Congressional District seat have changed recently following news of a poll by the nationally respected firm Lake Research, which showed Mayor Schneider leading the field of Democrats behind Republican Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, with Achadjian at 24 percent and Schneider at 16 percent, and the next closest Democrat lagging behind at 11 percent.

According to Lake Research, after voters hear positive profiles of all the candidates, Schneider closes the gap with Achadjian, advancing from 16 percent to 23 percent of the vote. The next closest Democrat is 8 points behind, demonstrating that Schneider is the Democrat best-poised to advance to the general election.

For more information about Mayor Helene Schneider's campaign or to view her full list of endorsements, please visit www.HeleneSchneider.org

— Dave Jacobson is a publicist representing Helene Schneider for Congress.

Talk to Us!

Please take Noozhawk's audience survey to help us understand what you expect — and want — from us. It'll take you just a few minutes. Thank you!

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 using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • 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 >

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.