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YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES


SENATORS
Dianne Feinstein (D)

Hometown: San Francisco
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3841
Alex Padilla (D)

Hometown: Porter Ranch
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3553

MEMBER OF CONGRESS
24th District
Washington, DC Office
2331 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202)-225-3601

Santa Barbara Office
360 S. Hope Ave.
Suite C-301
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805)-730-1710

Congressman Salud Carbajal represents the 24th Congressional District of California, which includes the entirety of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, and a portion of Ventura County. He serves on the following Committees:

House Committee on Armed Services
Strategic Forces (Vice-Chair)
Tactical Air and Land Forces
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation (Chairman)
Highways and Transit
Water Resources and Environment
House Committee on Agriculture
Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research
Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

STATE LEGISLATORS

GOVERNOR
Gavin Newsom (D)
Governor of California

1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
STATE SENATE
Monique Limón (D) – California District 19

State Capitol, Room 3092
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4019

222 East Carrillo Suite 309
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 965-0862
STATE ASSEMBLY
Steve Bennett (D), California District 37

Capitol Office
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0037
(916) 319-2037

Santa Barbara County District Office
101 W. Anapamu Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 564-1649

Tips for Calling Your Representatives

  1. The phone numbers of the offices of your senators and representative are available on their websites.
  2. You can also call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators' and/or representative's office.
  3. Call a state or district office first.
  4. Leave a voice mail if there is no answer. If the voicemail is full, press "O." This will typically take you to a receptionist who may be able to take your message or direct you to a voicemail that is not full.
  5. Call the national office if you cannot get through or to see if you can get to a real person.
  6. Remember that telephone calls are usually taken by a staff member, not the member of Congress. Ask to speak with the aide who handles the issue about which you wish to comment.
  7. Be prepared to give your name and location. You may identify yourself as a constituent.
  8. Tell the aide you would like to leave a brief message, such as: "Please tell Senator/Representative (Name) that I support/oppose (S.___/H.R.___)." Be specific.
  9. You will also want to state reasons for your support or opposition to the bill.
  10. Use a script and keep your message brief, but specific. 

Tips for Writing to Your Representatives

 

A letter or email is the most popular choice of communication with a congressional office.


If you decide to write a letter or an email, use this list of helpful suggestions to improve its effectiveness:

  1. Your purpose for writing should be stated in the first paragraph of the letter or in the subject of your email message.

     

  2. If your letter pertains to a specific piece of legislation, identify it accordingly, e.g., House bill: (H. R. ____), Senate bill: (S.____).
  3. Be courteous, to the point, and include key information
  4. Use examples to support your position.
  5. Address only one issue in each letter and, if possible, keep the letter to one page.

Note: Sometimes letters are not opened immediately; if speed is important, use postcards or make a phone call.