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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of SolvangCandidate for City Council2 Year Term

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Karen M. Waite

Appointed Incumbent
1,493 votes (57.51%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Local Control of State Regulations ; I am the City of Solvang Representative for the newly formed Central Coast Ground Water Basing Management Agency
  • Innovation in Arts and Culture; Directed grant funding to our local museums, music program, senior citizen centers and non-profits
  • Tourism; Work collaboratively with our Chamber of Commerce and Solvang Visitor's Bureau as well as Visit SYV to diversify the sources of revenue generated from tourism



Profession:Appointed Incumbent Senior Compliance Analyst
Incumbent Solvang City Council, Solvang City Council — Appointed position (2017–current)
Board of Architectural Review, City of Solvang CA — Appointed position (2016–2018)
Board of Trustees Trustee at Large, ID#1 Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District Improvement District #1 — Elected position (2010–2014)


Scripps College Claremont CA BA Scripps College Claremont CA, Psychology (1986)

Community Activities

Los Olivos Rotary Club, Los Olivos Rotary Club (2014–current)
Santa Ynez Valley Elks Lodge, Elks Lodge #2640 Santa Ynez, CA (2016–current)

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