(Partial list)



Santa Barbara Independent

Sierra Club

The Goodland Coalition​

​FANS of Goleta
Santa Barbara Democratic Party

Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County

​Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee
Tri-Counties Central Labor Council

SEIU Local 620, Representing the City of Goleta's employees

CAUSE Action Fund

Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund


Elected & Appointed Officials

Paula Perotte, Goleta Mayor & Councilmember

​Michael T. Bennett, Goleta Mayor & Councilmember

Margaret Connell, Goleta Mayor & Councilmember (Ret.)

Cynthia Brock, Goleta Mayor & City Councilmember (Ret.)

Edward Easton, Goleta Mayor & City Councilmember (Ret.)

Gregg Hart, Goleta Parks & Recreation Commissioner & Chair

Kelly Barsky, Goleta Parks & Recreation Commissioner
Anne Linn, Goleta Parks & Recreation Commissioner
Daryl West, Goleta Parks & Recreation Commissioner

​Lauren Hanson, Goleta Water District, Board President

Bill Rosen, Goleta Water District Board Member

​Meg West, Goleta Water District Board Member

​Susan Epstein, Goleta Union School District, Board President

Luz Reyes-Martin, Goleta Union School District, Vice President

Richard Mayer, Goleta Union School District Board member

​Monique Limón, Santa Barbara Unified School Board Member

Janet Wolf, Santa Barbara County 2nd District Supervisor

Doreen Farr, Santa Barbara County 3rd District Supervisor

Gail Marshall, Santa Barbara County 3rd District Supervisor (Ret.)

Cecilia Brown, Santa Barbara County Planning Commissioner, 2nd District
Joan Hartmann, 
Santa Barbara County Planning Commissioner, 3rd District
Julie Kessler Solomon, 
Santa Barbara County Human Services Commission Chair

Das Williams, State Assemblymember, 37th District

Helene Schneider, Santa Barbara Mayor

Gregg W. Hart, Santa Barbara City Councilmember

​Cathy Murillo, Santa Barbara City Councilmember

Ethan Bertrand, Isla Vista Recreation & Park District Board Member

​Jonathan Abboud, Santa Barbara City College Trustee


Community Leaders

David Atkins

Owen Bailey

Kitty Bednar

Robert Bernstein

Janet Blevins

​BL Borovay

Matt Buckmaster, Island Seed & Feed

Michael Cheng

Charles Clouse

Jan Clouse

Howard Cohen

​Marian Cohen

Rabbi Stephen Cohen

Julia Crookston, Goodland Market in Old Town

Linda Croyle

Gary Clark

Darcel Elliot

Elijah Ettenger

​Alexander Rush Favacho

Steven R. George, New Town Goleta Safety Co-chair

Lee Heller

Rosemary Holmes

Sharon Hoshida

Tania Israel

Martha Lannan

Linda Krop

James Kyriaco

Phebe Mansur, Old Town Community Association organizer

Barbara Massey

Kathleen McIntosh

Robert K. Miller, Westside Coalition community organizer

​Tom Modugno, Keep Goleta the Good Land

Dawn O'Brien, Mercury Lounge and Imperial Lounge

Ricardo Pelaez

Joe Pierre

Lucille Boss Ramirez

George Relles

Rev. Frank Schaefer

Beth Schneider, UCSB professor

Cameron Schunk

Arliene Shelor

Bill Shelor

William Skeen, M.D.




*Titles are for identification purposes and do not indicate endorsement of any organization

Goleta City Council



Statements of Support​

"As a 3 year member of the City Parks & Recreation Commission, Kyle is committed to preserving the quality of life that we cherish in Goleta. He recognizes that the recent growth in the city makes it imperative to preserve open space and opportunities for people of all ages to gather and play together. Kyle has a strong background in policy analysis, but above all, as an 8 year resident of Old Town Goleta, he cares deeply about his community."                             Margaret Connell

“Goleta needs Kyle Richards.  He is my first choice this November. He has deep roots in our community.  He understands the serious growth issues we face.  He is a successful policy analyst with a long involvement in numerous community organizations.   He has the background, experience and commitment necessary to listen and find solutions.  Kyle will inject into our local government a new, positive energy.”                              Robert Miller                      

"I endorse Kyle Richards for the Goleta City Council.  He understands our problems and opportunities.  I’m impressed with his experience and insight."                     Ed Easton

​"I have known Kyle Richards since 1998 as a co-worker at UCSB and as a social activist for justice and equity. He is a person of integrity and principled behavior. He cares for our environment and will bring a discerning mind to the discussion of responsible growth and community engagement.  He has lived in Goleta for several years now, as a home owner and totally vested in keeping the character of Old Town Goleta, while improving the infra-structure to the benefit of both residents and businesses."

                                                     Sharon Hoshida