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SB Co. District 4 supervisor-elect is a familiar face for Board of Supervisors

Bob Nelson is the new Santa Barbara County District 4 supervisor-elect after running unopposed in the March 3 Primary Election. Right now, Nelson works for current District 4 Supervisor Peter Adam as District Chief. As part of his job, Nelson advises Adam on policy and budget decisions and manages staff and various projects.

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Volunteers count Santa Barbara County’s homeless in annual survey

Wolf and Schuldt were on a team that included Bob Nelson, chief of staff for 4th District County Supervisor Peter Adam, and Anne Rigali, who said their assigned area was around the Santa Maria Cemetery.

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First Responders, Firefighters & Law Enforcement Back Bob Nelson for Supervisor

SANTA MARIA, Calif– The Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, and Santa Barbara County Fire Department – Local 2046 have both endorsed Bob Nelson’s campaign for Supervisor. These public safety associations join a long list of public safety professionals endorsing Nelson, including former Probation Chief Beverly Taylor, former Fire Chief Eric Peterson and former Sheriff Jim…

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6 months to go!

Dear Friends, Today marks six months until Election Day! On March 3, 2020, we will vote in California’s Presidential Primary, which is three months earlier than in years past. With this change comes an early opportunity in County races. In these races, all it takes is 50% plus one vote to win the seat outright…

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Casting an early vote for Bob Nelson

The next election may be a year away, but it is not too early to express my support for Bob Nelson for the position of 4th District Santa Barbara County Supervisor. In my view, Bob embodies all that we desire in a public servant. He is a product of this community, is involved in numerous…

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Bob Nelson announces run for supervisor seat

Kicking off his official bid to replace his current boss as Santa Barbara County’s 4th District supervisor in 2020, Bob Nelson echoed a sentiment that’s probably on a lot of voters’ minds. “Many of you are asking yourselves, didn’t we just finish with an election? How on earth can we be starting another one already?”…

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Nelson announces run for Santa Barbara County 4th District supervisor’s seat

Hard on the heels of Peter Adam’s decision not to seek re-election to the 4th District supervisor’s seat in 2020, his chief of staff has thrown his hat into the ring in a bid to assume the job. Bob Nelson announced his run for the seat at noon Saturday at a rally and barbecue attended…

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Peter Adam Won’t Seek 3rd Term on Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

His aide, Bob Nelson, and Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association Executive Director Joe Armendariz expected to vie for the post Peter Adam has decided eight years will be enough. The Fourth District representative on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will not seek a third term, he confirmed Thursday, as candidates have started jockeying to replace…

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Veterans Treatment Court graduates three from latest class

Three Santa Maria veterans pledged to live a drug- and substance-free future Friday afternoon, marking the latest group to successfully complete the Santa Maria Veterans Treatment Court. Established November 2011 in Santa Maria by retired Superior Court Judge Rogelio Flores, the 12-month program helps veterans who were struggling with substance abuse, addiction, mental health issues…

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Lompoc’s Homeless Triage Center for Riverbed Dwellers Closes Amid Successes

More than 60 people were served, well beyond the expectations of city officials. When the city of Lompoc evicted homeless residents from the Santa Ynez Riverbed, Police Chief Pat Walsh wasn’t sure how many would show up at a triage center aimed at getting them help. That center’s 30-day mission ended Wednesday, and Walsh said he considered it…

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