May 29, 2024
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Murillo leads Santa Barbara mayoral race, voters pass sales tax hike


With just 27 percent of the vote, front runner and current City Councilwoman Cathy Murillo is poised to become the next mayor of Santa Barbara. She bested a crowded field of five candidates, winning a narrow plurality over Frank Hotchkiss, another city council member, who got around 23 percent of the vote. Angel Martinez, a political newcomer…


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