Running on a platform of “dedicated, dependable and honest,” Carpinteria City Councilman Roy Lee is challenging Das Williams for the First District Santa Barbara County supervisor’s seat.
“Every day, people in the district tell me that they feel ignored and have lost faith in our
leadership,” Lee said. “I am committed to working tirelessly to bring a responsive and transparent approach to county government.”
Lee, owner of Uncle Chen Restaurant in Carpinteria, is in his second term on the City Council.
“My top priority is creating housing solutions that meet the needs of our residents while protecting our communities from unchecked development,” Lee said.
His opponent, Williams, will be running for a third term on the Board of Supervisors.
According to a news release, Lee said he would be a strong advocate for a more “transparent government” that is accountable to the people of the district.
“Lee is determined to bring a fresh perspective rooted in the values of honesty, integrity, and service,” the news release states. “Lee will run a campaign that values the input and concerns of the community.
“He will establish open channels of communication, listening to the needs of Carpinteria, Montecito, Cuyama, and Santa Barbara residents to shape policies that address our problems while putting the needs of the voters over the whims of special interests. “
Third District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann is also running for re-election. Although he has not formally pulled papers, Santa Ynez resident Frank Trois has received the endorsement of the Santa Barbara County Republican Party and plans to challenge Hartmann for the Third District seat.
The primary election is March 5.