Marty Blum

Marty Blum is the former mayor of Santa Barbara, California, a city of 92,000. She was born in Illinois and attended Purdue University, later receiving a JD at Loyola University. Blum moved to Santa Barbara in 1968 with her husband Joe, a physician. Prior to her political career, she practiced law on the South Coast.

Blum was elected to the Santa Barbara City Council in November 1995 and won re-election in 1999. Blum was elected mayor in November 2001, and re-elected in November 2005. Her term runs through 2010. She previously served as President of the Santa Barbara Teachers Association. She serves on the Steering Committee of Fighting Back, and sits on the boards of Sarah House, the Homeless Day Center, and Partners in Education.

She is now a member of the Board of Trustees of Santa Barbara City College.

Additional Involvement

Represents City of Santa Barbara:

  • Council/County Parks and Recreation Task Group
  • Santa Barbara County Association of Governments - Alternate

National and State Policy Organizations:

See also

List of mayors of Santa Barbara, California


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