Santa Barbara Politics, Media & Culture

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Affiliate Marketing and Campaigning

Got some spam from Sheriff Anderson today and I am not sure why...he broke the first rule of permission marketing which is about allowing me to opt in -- where did he get my email address? Where do we have a prior business relationship? The email says I bought a product or service or subscribed...but doesn't say where. The reply email is from a Gmail account but his website uses a Hotmail account....

Spam is not going to make people like public officials more -- that's for sure.

In any event -- thought you BlogaBarbarians would want to see this...interesting to note that there was no "Paid for" disclaimer or ID Number in the piece...


You are receiving this email from Sheriff Jim
Anderson because you purchased a product/service or
subscribed on our website.

To ensure that you continue to receive emails from us, add to your address book

If you haven't done so already, click to
your interest in receiving email campaigns from us. To no longer
receive our emails, click to unsubscribe

Dear SARA,

I'd like to share with you important information
about crime in Santa Barbara County. Feel free to
e-mail me at if you have
any questions.



Jim Anderson

Santa Barbara County Sheriff


State Crime Report Confirms That Crime is Down;
Sheriff Anderson Continues His Pledge to Make Santa
Barbara County The Safest in the Country

SANTA BARBARA, CA – 2 MAY 2006 – Violent and
property crimes are down in Santa Barbara County
according to a preliminary report released late last
week by California State Attorney General Bill

The report compares preliminary crime counts for
January thru December 2005 with the same period in
2004. According to the report, violent crime in
Santa Barbara County is down 16.3 percent and
property crime is down 4.4 percent. Within the
violent crime category, aggravated assaults have
decreased by 11.3 percent. Burglary which is
considered a property crime has decreased 16

“The Sheriff’s Department works diligently to keep
Santa Barbara County one of the safest in the
Country and I’m proud of these statistics,” said
Sheriff Jim Anderson. “By retaining deputies and
giving them the best tools available to do their
jobs, the community benefits. My goal is to make
Santa Barbara the safest county in the Country.”

Santa Barbara County experienced the third largest
decline in violent crimes behind Contra Costa and
Monterey Counties. The State Crime Report can be
viewed online at (

Since taking office in 2002, Sheriff Anderson has
received full funding for 18 deputies; eight new
corrections officers; three new dispatchers and a
forensic pathologist; five new deputies assigned to
school resource positions at high schools to provide
safe campuses; $2 million for purchase of North
County Jail property; and homeland security grant
funding that includes personal protective equipment,
training for deputies, a new bomb truck, a new robot
and a K-9 detail.

Anderson has pledged that his focus will remain on
the safety and security of the County. He will
continue to recruit more deputies, enlarge school
safety programs, prepare for terrorism threats, and
proceed with plans to build the North County Jail.

Among other achievements, Anderson’s successes

* A decrease in traffic accidents in Goleta due to
increased enforcement;

* Helped to resolve one of the nation’s largest
animal cruelty cases; rescued 400 malnourished and
mistreated horses in Santa Ynez;

* Developed the Vision, Mission, Guiding
Principles and Leadership Workshops for supervisory
and management staff

* Improved communications and enhanced public
support of Department services with Public Service
Announcements and monthly videos; and

* Opened a Sheriff’s storefront office in

Sheriff Anderson is responsible for all department
functions, 709 employees, an annual operating budget
of $85 million dollars and all 2,800 square miles of
Santa Barbara County.

Sheriff Anderson has a lengthy list of endorsements
from Santa Barbara County politicians, and
residents, to law enforcement officials from
throughout the State. For the second time, Sheriff
Anderson was endorsed by the Santa Barbara County
Deputies Sheriff Association (DSA). To view the list
of endorsements and to learn more about Sheriff
Anderson, please visit

Contact Information


Anonymous First District Streetfighter said...

The incumbent Sheriff has his peeps troll for email addresses and then becomes a spammer.

Vote accordingly.

5/03/2006 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's obviously your web site, but I question posting the entire advertisment, unless, of course, you plan to post the other candidates' ads (or at least give them equivalent space.)

Like the News-Press editorial page(s) you don't have to be fair.... (Yeah, I recognize your point is to exclaim about spam, but getting the message across is the intent of spam and you have done that excellently!)

5/03/2006 10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the wolf website she is now listing the Deputy Sheriffs. That means she got every public safety union endorsement, along with Lois Capps and Harriett Miller. das is toast!

5/03/2006 5:03 PM  
Anonymous second district watch said...

5:03 that is pretty awesome--for Wolf to have City and County FIre, City Police, County Sheriff and the District will be hard, if not impossible to ignore or negate the significance of all of that; there no doubt will be some, in this blog, who will try to spin this phenomenal achievement of Janet Wolf's into something less than it is. But thankfully, the voters make the ultimate decision.

What's really remarkable is that each one of these groups imposes a rigorous endorsement process--they take it very seriously--and candidates are scrutinized not only for their responses, but for their backgrounds, prior actions in office, credibility, etc. There is substance to their choices.

Combine the above five powerful endorsements with all the other endorsements Janet has, and with her ELEVEN YEARS as an elected official, 20 yrs as a Goleta Valley resident and the perseverance, intellect and courage she's demonstrated in those roles---we should be celebrating the opportunity we have in the 2nd District to elect someone of her caliber.

5/03/2006 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sara, have you noticed that no matter what the subject raised by you might be, the comments are hijacked by the Wolf/Williams campaigns? Nothing wrong with omitting non-sequitors along with the obnoxious. It is after all your blog site.

Now, getting back on topic to Sheriff Anderson and the sheriff's campaign has anyone noticed the very dynamic and growing list of endorsements for both Thomas and Brown, while Anderson's endorsements are all stagnant?

5/04/2006 12:28 PM  
Anonymous fed up said...

Too bad that people seem to be forgetting that the job up for re-election is:


...not representation of all these touted endorsers, or the developers, or the developer-backed density advocates.

Dear Dan, Das, Janet, and Joe:
If you are listening in, please remember that the job is to represent the people. Susan chose to forget that. Whichever one of you wins this race, please remember what it is you signed up for. You wouldn't want to go through all of this just for a nasty recall, now, would you?

5/04/2006 12:46 PM  
Anonymous First District Streetfighter said...

And Janet invented adjectives, too.

When will the Supervisorial candidates start spamming like the incumbent Sheriff did?

Endorsements only go so far with impressing voters, especially when one knows how those endorsing organizations make that sausage of choosing an endorsement.

5/04/2006 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sara, hi and I acknowledge I'm one of the 2nd district subject matter posters----i think the problem is there isn't any one post of yours that neatly allows for relevant comments on the 2nd District race; and, like it or not, that IS the defining race of this campaign season.

5/04/2006 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

such a waste to have those debating a 2d district race totally highjack discussion of a county-wide race. oh well. enjoy yourselves. i'm outta here.

5/04/2006 8:40 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home