I currently serve as the County Investment Officer and manage a billion-dollar portfolio for the county, schools and special districts. In almost 15 years as a public servant, I’ve worked with, negotiated for, or counseled every department in the county. I’ve achieved professional success both as an attorney and finance professional, and I’ve learned many valuable lessons over the course of my career.
I know what it takes to make our government more accountable, efficient, and disciplined. I will ensure that our children, grandchildren, and their children after them have the tools for success and the ability to succeed – and not the legacy of debt that we are leaving them now.
I want to create a county government that protects its taxpayers, works for its families, and makes decisions to benefit those it represents.
Like you, I have watched our Board of Supervisors make both good and bad decisions over the past several years. More often than not, the county’s failures resulted from our elected officials failing to make pragmatic decisions that ensure our long-term success.
It is a great trust that is placed in any elected official who represents our wonderful community. It is a trust that requires respect for the citizenry, humility as a public servant, and is honored by understanding that county government is based on the premise that the people of this county do not yield their sovereignty to the elected officials who serve them. As a supervisor, I will honor this public trust.
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Like me, Jennifer has dedicated her career to the region – standing as an independent leader who is committed to good governance that develops public trust and holds colleagues accountable.
I value leadership that makes job creation and small business growth top priorities. Jennifer oversees the county’s $1 billion dollar investment portfolio for the county, schools and special districts. She understands that smart fiscal management at the county will support local business expansion and a strong economy.
For years, Jennifer has demonstrated a commitment to fiscal responsibility and an in-depth understanding of governance at the county level. Given my tenure in county government, I understand the role and responsibility of supervisor. It is my belief that Jennifer has the necessary experience and understanding to serve the residents of the First District, balanced with the needs of all residents of the county. As a resident of Carpinteria and the district in which she is running to represent, I have no doubt that she will provide the independent leadership that is needed for families, small businesses, and the overall wellbeing of our communities.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has demonstrated the ability to make decisions that benefit our residents and preserve the unique qualities of our community. In addition, she has demonstrated astute judgment in managing county fiscal resources. There is no one more prepared to take on the responsibility of serving as First District Supervisor, and I know that she will be an independent voice for her constituents and an advocate for Santa Barbara.
Jen Christensen has the training and background to provide valuable financial leadership to our County. I enthusiastically endorse her and look forward to her as a valuable leader for our County.