Law Enforcement and Public Safety
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department
"Joyce Dudley is an outstanding prosecutor who has the experience, toughness and integrity we need in a District Attorney. She has never lost a felony trial. She is a staunch advocate for both public safety and victims of crime. Her diverse experience as a prosecutor combined with her formal education in management and experience as the director of two county wide organizations has prepared her to lead the DA's office. Joyce is a highly respected leader with a long history of community involvement and cooperation. I have great confidence in her abilities and I am proud to endorse her as our next District Attorney." - Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff
Chief Deputy Geoffrey P. Banks
Chief Deputy Jim Peterson
Commander Jeff Meyer, Retired
Commander Darin Fotheringham
Commander Thomas L. Jenkins
Lieutenant Mark Liddi
Lieutenant Julie McCammon
Lieutenant Brian Olmstead
Lieutenant Tom McKinny, Retired
Lieutenant Andrew (Drew) Stanley, Retired
Sergeant Clyde George
Sergeant William (Bill) Henebry
Sergeant Louis D. Martin, Jr., Retired
Sergeant Robert Skinner, Retired
Sergeant Gary Spiegel, Retired
Deputy Clyde George
Deputy Rachel Ikola, Retired
Deputy Karl R. Koeller, Retired
Detective Victor Alvarez, Retired
Detective Dennis Swack, Retired
Santa Barbara County District Attorney
Gerald Franklin, Prosecuting Attorney 1975 – 2009, Retired
Hilary Dozer, Prosecuting Attorney since 1980
Ron Zonen, Prosecuting Attorney since 1981
Jim Kreyger, Prosecuting Attorney since 1988 (Former S.B. Probation Officer)
Paula Waldman, Prosecuting Attorney since 1997
Vicki Johnson, Prosecuting Attorney, Retired
Allan Kaplan, Prosecuting Attorney, Retired
Tracy Grossman Kanowsky, Prosecuting Attorney, Former
Donna Naganuma, Prosecuting Attorney, Former
Donna Novarin, Prosecuting Attorney, Retired
Dempsey Billey, Investigator, Retired
Ventura County District Attorney
Hon. Michael D. Bradbury, Ventura County District Attorney (1978-2002)
Audry Nafziger, Prosecuting Attorney
Santa Barbara County Probation Department
Chief Probation Officer Susan Gionfriddo, Retired
Probation Manager Lillian Pipersburg, Retired
Senior Probation Officer Ruben Gutierrez
Senior Probation Officer Kristen Santiago, Retired
Probation Officer Robert Hample
Probation Officer Agatha Shorter-Lewis, Retired
Santa Barbara County Fire Department
“Our organization is proud to offer our support to Joyce Dudley for District Attorney. We know of no other individual who has the experience, ethics and judgment to be our next DA. Dudley’s commitment to public safety is a great asset to our organization. She is an expert in arson fire prosecutions and we are excited to partner with her to improve the resources we have to effectively investigate and prosecute these serious crimes.” - Santa Barbara County Firefighters Association
Battalion Chief Michael T. Bennett, Retired
Santa Barbara City Fire Department
“As a Deputy District Attorney, Joyce Dudley has taken on some of the toughest cases and won. She’s our choice for District Attorney. We are impressed with Joyce. She is smart and tough, and she doesn’t give up. If she doesn’t know about something, she asks and she learns. When she was assigned her first arson case, she worked with arson investigators in our department, studied fire science and made sure she was prepared for court. Now she’s an expert in arson prosecution, and teaches arson prosecution throughout the state. We are proud to join the Santa Barbara County Firefighters Association and the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association in supporting Joyce Dudley for District Attorney.” - Santa Barbara City Firefighters Association
Santa Barbara City Police Department
“The Santa Barbara Police Officers Association announces our support of Senior Deputy District Attorney Joyce Dudley for the office of Santa Barbara County District Attorney. The Santa Barbara POA represents line-level officers and civilian employees of the Santa Barbara Police Department and we believe that Joyce Dudley’s experience, honesty, integrity, intelligence, tenacity, compassion, and dedication to law and order makes her the most qualified candidate for the office of District Attorney. The Santa Barbara POA’s top priority has always been the public’s safety which is why we believe our involvement in the race for District Attorney is extremely important. We believe that Joyce Dudley embodies our dedication to protect and serve the public which is why we have chosen her as our candidate for Santa Barbara County District Attorney.” - Santa Barbara Police Officers Association
Chief of Police Jacque McCoy, Retired
Lieutenant Dave McCoy, Retired
Sergeant Richard Abney, Retired
Deputy Mike Warren, Retired from SBPD
Gary Kennedy, Retired
Santa Maria City Police Department
Chief of Police John Sterling, Retired
University Police Department
Police Captain Cathy Farley
Police Captain Mike Foster
Santa Barbara City Fire Department
Fire Chief Warner McGrew, Retired
Fire Chief Mitch Vaughn, Retired
Battalion Chief and Public Information Officer John Ahlman, Retired
Santa Barbara Airport Peace Officer’s Association
The Santa Barbara Airport Peace Officer's Association (SBAPOA) has endorsed Joyce Dudley for District Attorney. The Santa Barbara Airport Peace Officer's Association represents the peace officers who specialize in Airport Law Enforcement. "We [SBAPOA] believe your long-standing commitment to public safety, broad experience, and vision for Santa Barbara County makes you the best candidate for District Attorney." - Santa Barbara Airport Peace Officer's Association
Other Public Safety Agencies
“I have had the pleasure of teaching and consulting with Joyce Dudley in the area of sex crimes and child abuse investigation and prosecution. Her enthusiasm, passion and caring for the people she served as well as throughout the State of California is very evident. She is also committed to the development of law enforcement professional, promoting the highest standards and ethics. I believe she would be an exceptional District Attorney for the County of Santa Barbara.” - Scott Currie, Sergeant Corona Police Department and Director of the California Sexual Assault Investigator’s Association
Dean L. Hathaway
National Latino Peace Officers Association
David E. Nesbitt, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Santa Barbara/Ventura, Retired
Tom Parker, FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Los Angeles Regional Office, Retired
Sergeant David Robertson
Linda Seals, Senior Deputy County Counsel, Santa Barbara County, Retired
Dr. Elliot Schulman, Santa Barbara County Medical Director, Retired
Jaynie R. Wood MS, Child life Specialist Children's Services, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Local Print Media
The Daily Sound
The Lompoc Record
The Santa Barbara Independent
The Santa Maria Times
The Santa Ynez Valley News
DeWayne Holmdahl, Former Supervisor Santa Barbara County
Robert (Bob) Kallman, Former Supervisor Santa Barbara County
Gail Marshall, Former Supervisor, Santa Barbara County
Susan Rose, Former Supervisor, Santa Barbara County
Naomi Schwartz, Former Supervisor, Santa Barbara County
Salud Carbajal, Supervisor, Santa Barbara County
Doreen Farr, Supervisor, Santa Barbara County
Roger Aceves, Mayor, City of Goleta
Marty Blum, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara
Joyce Howerton, Mayor, City of Lompoc
Joe Valencia, Mayor, City of Lompoc
Gregg A. Carty, Mayor, City of Carpinteria
Helene Schneider, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara
Mike Siminski, Mayor, City of Lompoc
Past City Council Members
Rusty Fairly, City of Santa Barbara
Iya Falcone, City of Santa Barbara
Roger Horton, City of Santa Barbara
Current City Council Members
Roger Aceves, City of Goleta
Michael T. Bennett, City of Goleta
Margaret Connell, City of Goleta
Cecilia Martner, City of Lompoc
Alice Patino, City of Santa Maria
Kathleen Reddington, City of Carpinteria
Das Williams, City of Santa Barbara
Bendy White, City of Santa Barbara
Hilda Zacharias, City of Santa Maria
Current School Board Members
Susan Epstein, Goleta School Board
Nancy Harter, Santa Barbara School Board
Lou Panizzon, Carpinteria Unified School Board
Kate Parker, Santa Barbara School Board
Alex Pulido, PhD, Carpinteria Unified School Board
Additional Public Officer Holders
Hannah-Beth Jackson, California Assemblywoman, 35th Dist. (1999-2005)
Gary Hart, California Assemblyman, 35th Dist. (1974-82) & Senator, 18th Dist. (1982-94)
Tom Parker, Vice Chair, Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, Santa Barbara
Kenneth A. Pettit, Former County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor & Registrar of Voters for Santa Barbara County, Retired
Joe Valencia, Vice Chair SB County Planning Commission
Laborers Union Local 220
Joyce is honored to announce that her candidacy for District Attorney has been recommended by the Santa Barbara Teachers Association to their membership. The Santa Barbara Teachers Association (SBTA) consists of members from the elementary and secondary school district. Joyce has a strong commitment to education and to the students of Santa Barbara County and she believes that this recommendation from SBTA reflects that commitment.
Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee
Santa Barbara Community Action Network (SBCAN)
SEIU Local 620
Lindsay H Blount, M.D.
Deborah Graydon, SB County Courts
Warren Harter, M.D.
Julie Romero Hathaway
Leslie Heintz, SB County Court Reporter
Martha L. Hickey
John D. Hobson, M.D.
"I have watched Joyce Dudley work tirelessly for the people of Santa Barbara County for many years. She possesses great integrity and is an advocate for all the law abiding citizens in the county. I am proud to offer her my support..." - Ralph T. Iannelli
Ronald L. Iverson, Ph.D., former court mediator
Jim Laponis, Deputy County Executive Officer, Retired
Kandy Luria- Budgor
Melanie Matson, UCSB
Gail McMahon Persoon
Sara Miller McCune
Katie O'Reilly Rogers (wife of the late Supervisor Tom Rogers)
Betty J. Stephens
Paul Willis, MD
June Van Wingerden
Michael Towbes, Chairman of the Board and Owner of Montecito Bank and Trust
Pete Jordano, President Jordano's, Inc.
Si Jenkins, Owner Jedlicka's
George Begg, Owner Specialty Barbeque
Rod Berle, Founder/Owner Contract Carpet Corporation
Bob Bryant, Owner Bryant & Sons, Ltd., California’s Premiere Jewelers
Paul Cashman, Local Owner/Agent State Farm Insurance Agency
Judy Egenolf, President/CEO Amherst Exchange Corporation
Brian Escalera, Owner Escalera Plumbing
Frank Goss, Owner Arts & Letters Cafe
Eleanor Hardey, Owner Jeannine's American Bakery Restaurants
Betty Hatch, Founder LABELLE Model/Talent Agency & Professional Training School
George A. Isaac, III, President/CEO, GAI Capital Ltd.
Len Jarrot, Jarrot and Company
Rafi Javid, Owner Ortega Properties
Steve Lyons, Steve Lyons Investments
Alan Miller, Owner Alan Miller CPA
Ed Van Wingerden, President Ever-Bloom, Inc.
Debby Aceves, Teacher, Roosevelt School, Retired
Ron Adler, Communications Professor SBCC, Retired
Sherri Adler, Discoveries, Retired
Don Barthelmess, SBCC
Mark Capritto, Principal Santa Barbara High School
Matt Capritto, Teacher/Coach, Bishop Diego High School
Dr. Mario T. Garcia, Department of Chicano Studies, UCSB
Peter Georgakis, Esq., Mathematics Professor, SBCC
Pam Holst, Teacher Roosevelt School, Retired
Wayne Johnson, Retired, President, California Teacher's Association and prior President, United Teachers Los Angeles
Linda Laponis, Teacher, Roosevelt Elementary School, Retired
Yvette Rhinehart, Teacher, Roosevelt Elementary School
Jim Romeo, Professor, UCSB
John Romo, President SBCC, Retired
Dr. Judy Willis, Author, Worldwide Education Lecturer
Dr. Jules Zimmer Dean of Gevertz School of Education, UCSB, Retired
Artists and Performers
Les Charles, Writer/Producer
Zora Charles, Author
Debby Davison, Anchor KEYT News, Retired
Alan R Folsom, Author
Karen Folsom, Artist
W. Mitchell, Entrepreneur, Inspirational Speaker/Author
Robert Tannenbaum, Author, Career Prosecutor, Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Retired
Lorraine Wilson, Writer
Steven A. Amerikaner, Esq., Partner Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
John Berryhill, Esq., Partner Miller & Berryhill LLP
Ben Bycel, Esq., Dean Santa Barbara-Ventura Colleges of Law (1976-81 and 1986-91)
Joe Cole, Esq.
Michael Cooney, Esq.
James Cote, Esq.
Mark S. Cornwall, Esq.
Laura Dewey, Esq.
Naomi Dewey, Esq., Santa Barbara Women Lawyers 2009 President
Jeffrey Dinkin, Esq., Partner Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Rob Egenolf, Esq., Founder, Egenolf Associates LLP
Doug Fell, Esq., Founding Partner Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney LLP
Stephen T. Frank, Esq
Debra Geiger, Esq.
Heather Georgakis, Esq.
Alan Ghitterman, Esq., Founding Partner Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld
Brian G. Gough, Esq., Howell, Moore, and Gough LLP
Craig Granet, Esq., Partner Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney LLP
Stanley C. Hatch, Esq., Founder Hatch and Parent
Douglas R. Hayes, Esq.
Chris Kroes, Esq.
Robert Laskoff, Esq.
Neil Levinson, Esq.
Roger Lytel, Esq., Former SBPD officer
Sayre Macneil, Esq.
Dennis Merenbach , Esq.
Mary Jane Miller, Esq., Partner Miller & Berryhill, LLP
Fredrick (Rick) Montgomery, Esq., Founding Partner Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney LLP
Renee Nordstrand, Esq.
Mary Novatt, Esq.
Joel Ohlgren, Esq.
Susan Petrovich, Esq.
Alan R. Porter, Esq.
Craig Price, Esq.
J.A. Reyes, Esq.
Jamie Raney, Esq., Partner Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney LLP
Michael Ring, Esq.
James F. Scafide, Esq.
Richard C. Soloman, Esq. Arbitrator
"I believe Joyce is the right person to be our next District Attorney. She will provide strong, steady leadership and enforce the laws fairly. She understands non-violent addicts need treatment and the public is best protected by healing addicts and saving precious jail space for dangerous criminals." - Deborah Talmage, Court Commissioner, Retired
Gerald Thede, Esq.
John Torell, Esq.
Pamala Vander Heide, Esq.
R.W. Ziegler, Esq.
Jana Zimmer, Esq.