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The votes are in: Santa Barbara County certifies General Election results

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Joseph E. Holland announced Wednesday that the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election results for Santa Barbara County have been certified.

After a month of nail-biting, the Santa Maria City Council District 3 & 4 races have come to an end.

In district 3, Gloria Soto won the tight battle over Steven Funkhouser by 41 votes.

The total vote count for Soto was 1,730, and for Funkhouser 1,689.

Maribel Aguilera-Hernandez appeared victorious in district 4 with 3,175 votes over Carol Karamitsos' 2,668 votes.

Moving down the coast, incumbent Jenelle Osborne won the Lompoc race with 4,838 votes over challenger Jim Mosby's 4,077 votes.

Continuing south, Luz Reyes-Martin and James Kyriaco won the Goleta City Council races in their respective districts.

Reyes-Martin took the district 1 seat from longtime Goleta City Councilmember and former Mayor Roger Aceves, winning 2,333 votes over Aceves' 1,663.

Onto district 2, incumbent Kyriaco kept his seat with 1,054 votes over challenger Sam Ramirez's 809.

Down in Carpinteria, Al Clark won the City Council District 5 race in the city's first ever district elections.

Al Clark stood victorious with 555 total votes, followed by Gregg A. Carty with 344 and Patrick O'Connor with 105 votes.

For the full results, click here.

Holland reminded the public "per Elections Code Section 15620 any voter may file a recount within five (5) days of the certification of the results."

Holland said the request must be made in writing to the county elections official in which the recount is sought and must specify on behalf of which candidate the recount is being filed.

The deadline to file the request for a recount for a local race held wholly within Santa Barbara County is 5:00 pm on Monday, December 12, 2022, according to Holland.

To request a recount, email and

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