CAPPS CAPTURES THE RARE SUPPORT OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOYCE DUDLEY
IN A SURPRISE MOVE, DUDLEY SAYS “SHE COULD NOT REMAIN SILENT”
Santa Barbara, CA.
Today the Capps Campaign is proud to announce the rare endorsement by the esteemed County District Attorney, Joyce Dudley, well-regarded for bringing transparency, improved communications and innovation to the District Attorney’s office. Since 2010, Dudley has been elected three times county-wide, yet makes a point not to get involved in local races. As she explains in her endorsement statement, given her concern for our county’s public safety and belief that Capps is the right woman for the job, she reached out to lend support. This endorsement comes on day 6 of Capps’ campaign, following the high-profile endorsements by Congressmember Carbajal, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, James Joyce and Councilmember James Kyricao.
Dudley’s statement as published in the Santa Barbara Independent is below:
“In my position, I rarely endorse local candidates, but given my concern for our county’s present public safety and criminal justice reform, I felt I could not remain silent. We need a supervisor who understands the importance of supporting our community’s first responders while insisting upon equal justice under the law.
When I heard Laura Capps became a candidate, I instantly contacted her and expressed my appreciation for her willingness to run.
This county needs a leader with her vision, her compassion, her experience, and her steadfast focus on what is best for our most vulnerable. I am extremely grateful that Laura wants to serve and honored to endorse her. I am confident that her sound judgment will lead to policies that strengthen the county we love.”