Pixel Tracker

Saturday, February 16 , 2019, 8:56 pm | A Few Clouds 51º

 
 
 
 

Salud Carbajal Announces Candidacy for 24th Congressional District

Santa Barbara County First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal has announced that he will run for the 24th Congressional District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and portions of Ventura counties.

“Our region has been well represented by Congresswoman Capps for the past 17 years, and I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work collaboratively with her to improve our local communities," Carbajal said. "Following her recent announcement that she would not run for re-election, I have decided to run for Congress to be an effective voice in Washington for the issues that people care about on the Central Coast — creating jobs, educational opportunity for all, preserving essential safety net services, improving our infrastructure and protecting the environment. I have a proven track record of working in a bipartisan way to get results on these issues in my service as County Supervisor and want to bring the same effective and collaborative approach to Congress.”

Carbajal has a proven and effective track record of bringing people together to work to make our community stronger. He’s running for Congress to continue fighting for opportunity and security for middle-class families and to protect the unique quality of life we enjoy here on the Central Coast.

He spent his early childhood in a small town in Arizona where his father moved the family from Mexico so he could work in a copper mine. When the mine closed, Carbajal’s father found work in the fields in Oxnard where the family later moved. Attending junior high and high school in Oxnard, Carbajal applied himself and focused on his education while also working to help the family after school and during summers.

Carbajal went on to attend the UC Santa Barbara, earning his bachelor's degree, followed later by a master's degree in organizational management from the Fielding University. He served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, including active duty service during the 1991 Gulf War, while also working in various roles with several Santa Barbara based nonprofit organizations and in local government.

In 2004, Carbajal was elected to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. In his tenure, he has demonstrated a commitment to protecting our environment, promoting sustainability, strengthening our schools, and enhancing the health and safety of our community.

A leader in protecting our open spaces, he’s stood up against developments on the Gaviota Coast that threatened preservation efforts and has opposed new offshore oil development along our coastline. He has worked to implement a Climate Action Plan for Santa Barbara County and helped to make solar energy an affordable and efficient option for homeowners. He has promoted innovative solutions to addressing environmental stewardship and sustainability and advocated for quality job creation in this emerging industry.

Drawing upon his own childhood experiences growing up in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood, Carbajal shares a passion for improving the lives of at-risk youth. He found innovative ways to strengthen our schools by creating a job skills and mentorship program for at-risk youth and providing summer programming opportunities for our kids.

He has been an advocate for health programs that help our children and seniors receive the care they need, co-sponsoring an initiative that provided health insurance for all of Santa Barbara County’s children.

Carbajal is married to Gina and they have two children, Natasha and Michael.

He has served on a number of national and regional committees focusing on environmental protection, children and families, and senior issues. He has been awarded for his leadership by a number of organizations.

» 2014 Community Environmental Council Environmental Hero

» 2009 Santa Barbara Public Education Foundation Hope Award

» 2009 Area Agency on Aging Public Official of the Year

» 2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties "Sticking His Neck Out" Award

» 2008 Santa Barbara Jewish Federation Ambassador of Freedom Award

» 2008 Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber Elected Official of the Year

» Named a "Community Role Model" by Women's Economic Ventures

— Cory Black is a publicist representing the Salud Carbajal for Congress Campaign.

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
Email
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.