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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Goleta Water DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Kathleen Werner

Retired Water Chemist
20,467 votes (37.85%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Water Security–Focus on expanding and securing supplies of water from sources under Water District's direct control.
  • Expand Recycled Water Use–Make full use of recycled water facility investment; increase number of customers, use recycled water to recharge the groundwater basin via Indirect Potable Reuse technology.
  • Regional Collaboration–Work with local officials who control P&D to ensure conservation methods are promoted and limited water supplies are safely managed for our Goleta Valley families, businesses and agriculture.



Profession:Retired Water Chemist and Technical Services
Chair of Parks and Recreation Commission, City of Goleta, City Council — Appointed position (2017–current)
Interviewer, Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation, Santa Barbara Scholarship Fondation — Appointed position (2018–current)
PTA Volunteer, PTA Corresponding Secretary, PTA Jog-a-Thon Coordinator, Kellogg Elementary School, Goleta Valley Junior High School, Dos Pueblos High School — Appointed position (1997–current)
Juror, County of Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury, Santa Barbara County Superior Court — Appointed position (2014–2016)
Chemist and Technical Services Supervisor, Goleta Sanitary District (1991–2014)
Laboratory Technician, City of Santa Barbara, Water Resources Laboratory (1989–1991)


University of California at Santa Barbara Master of Science M.S., chemistry (current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee

Organizations (3)

  • The Goodland Coalition of Goleta
  • Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Barbara County Democratic Party

Elected Officials (10)

  • City of Goleta Council Member, Stuart Kasdin
  • City of Goleta Council Member, Kyle Richards
  • City of Goleta Mayor, Paula Perotte
  • Goleta Water District Director, Rick Merrifield
  • Goleta Water District Director, Bill Rosen
  • Goleta Water District Director, Lauren Hanson
  • Goleta Water District Director, Meg West
  • Santa Barbara County 1st District Supervisor, Das Williams
  • Santa Barbara County 3rd District Supervisor, Joan Hartmann
  • Santa Barbara County 2nd District Supervisor, Janet Wolf

Individuals (3)

  • Margaret Connell, Former, First Mayor of the City of Goleta
  • Jean Blois, Former City of Goleta Council Member and Goleta Water District Director
  • Katie Davis, Chair Executive Committee, Sierra Club Santa Barbara

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