This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
Santa Barbara County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
 Smart Voter Edward "Ted" Urschel

Candidate for
Board Member; Montecito Union School District

The information on this page is provided by the candidate.
The LWV neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate.
Campaign Web Site
Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Corporate Attorney and Parent
  • A long time resident of Montecito (moved to Montecito in 1970, returned in 2002)
  • Educated at Cold Spring, Montecito Union and Laguna Blanca Schools
  • B.A. from UC Davis; law degree from Hastings College of the Law
  • 17 years of experience representing technology companies, with focus on corporate law and technology licensing
  • At Montecito Union, served on school site council, chaired and volunteered for numerous PTA events, and volunteered in classrooms
  • Married to Carissa Smith; parents of daughter in 8th grade at SBJHS (attended Montecito Union from K-6), and son in 4th grade at Montecito Union
Click here for More Biography
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Apply my knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Montecito Union and Montecito to help guide and support the school and the new superintendent
  • Exercise the fiscal restraint necessary to ensure the continued financial health of the Montecito Union School District
  • Leverage my experience both advising and serving on boards to bring sound governance, communications and consensus-building practices to the board
Click here for Political Philosophy
Key Endorsements
  • 15 current and former Montecito Union school board members
  • 4 of 5 current Santa Barbara school board members
  • Many long-time Montecito residents
Click here for More Endorsements
Position Papers
Q&A from Santa Barbara News-Press
Excerpt from Q&A from Santa Barbara News-Press
Q&A from Noozhawk
Excerpt from Q&A posted on
Campaign Contact Information

Feedback to Candidate || All Candidates this Contest
Santa Barbara Home Page || Statewide Links || About Smart Voter

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose
any candidate or political party.

Statements are composed by the candidates and are not checked for accuracy. Spelling and grammatical errors have not been corrected. We review the information posted directly on a Smart Voter page to ensure that the content does not refer to opponents. However, we do not control or review content within links to campaign web sites, social media or videos.

Created from information supplied by the candidate: October 29, 2010 23:58

Smart VoterTM   <>
© Copyright. League of Women Voters of California Education Fund