WHY I'm Running


As a longtime leader on the Central Coast, I have always worked with a wide range of people to create a community where all are treated with respect, dignity and can achieve their full potential.


For over two decades, my partner and I have made Santa Barbara our home. The Counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura have been the places where we work and volunteer. This is where we walk our dogs, exercise, share the fruits of our garden with neighbors, and meet with friends to share a meal to discuss current events affecting the nation and community. But I know I can do more for our community.


As a child of immigrants, I saw firsthand both the struggles people face as well as how we can overcome them. Our community is inclusive and progressive, and I want to continue to grow and strengthen that legacy. I have dedicated my adult life to addressing sexual assault and domestic violence and advocating for civil rights for working-class families and under-represented communities. Now, I want to use that same energy and the experience I gained to stand up for, you, the people of the 37th assembly district.


We need an assembly member who will protect our environment and will fight for those struggling day-to-day.


We must preserve our democracy and work fiercely to ensure that we are addressing issues that affect our daily lives.


As your assembly member, I will:

  • Develop more affordable housing, that works for our communities.

  • Strengthen education right here in our district.

  • Ensure a better, safer workplace for women across the state.

  • Make sure our state is financially and systemically prepared for future disasters, both environmental and economic.

  • Create better, higher-paying jobs, especially in under-served communities.

  • Stop offshore drilling to preserve our beautiful environment for generations to experience.

With your help, I will develop and implement solutions to our most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues.


In California, we have the opportunity to continue to create a future that reflects our values of caring for each other and caring for our natural resources.  If elected to represent the residents of the 37th Assembly District, I will never forget that I work for you. I would be honored to continue to fight for you, your family, and all our communities in need as I have my entire life.

I ask for your vote on March 3rd.

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Paid for by Elsa Granados for State Assembly 2020 FPPC #1421447