SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Calling out Santa Barbara County for several layers of what she says are critical problems, supervisorial candidate Laura Capps wrapped up her campaign night reinforcing her positions on vital issues.
Capps was trailing incumbent Das Williams as the polls closed and the first round of ballots came out Tuesday evening.
Speaking to NewsChannel 3 live she said poverty was at a shocking level in the county, and the county needs to wake up to climate change issues and financial efficiency issues need to be improved. She was also calling for housing help in all districts not just the one she was running in.
"Poverty and climate change are the top issues here in this county and in this district and that is what I am bringing to the table and add to it, campaign finance reform it's ridiculous that our county doesn't have any campaign finance system here and we need that," Capps said. "We need that for the sake of the people, for the sake of homelessness for the sake of housing and for the sake of climate change."
The First District covers an area from Carpinteria to about the middle of downtown Santa Barbara.
She said the impact of her campaign was going to be seen, "no matter what the results are."
One thing she saw on the campaign trail from Carpinteria to Monecito to the Eastside of Santa Barbara, she said, "People care so tremendously."
Capps said she went up against the establishment "like my dad did 25 years ago." Her goal she said was to make it better.
"We are in a time that is so divisive. People showed how much they care about this community and how much they have faith," she said.
Currently Capps sits on the school board and has previously worked for the Community Environmental Council.
Her party was held at Jill's Place restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara.
Her mother, former Congresswoman Lois Capps was in the crowd of supporters.