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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Santa ClaritaCandidate for City Council

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Diane Trautman

Non-profit Organization Leader
16,479 votes (9.18%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • People who work here should be able to live here. Establish housing for seniors, students, and working families; create a new city division that will develop and manage an effective homeless plan. Develop and maintain a year-round homeless shelter.
  • People who live here should be able to get around. Building more roads is not a complete solution. If you live here, you should have a chance at a good local job. And if you work here, you should have better access to affordable housing.
  • Add more patrol officers to our streets. Make our roads safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Partner with law enforcement to stop the epidemics of opioid deaths and suicides. New health facilities, including a second hospital.



Profession:Nonprofit organization leader
Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Clarita — Appointed position (2012–2016)
Planning Commissioner, City of Santa Clarita — Appointed position (2002–2010)


My name is Diane Trautman. I am running for the Santa Clarita City Council because I believe it is time to bring a new voice to our city’s leadership. We deserve a dynamic council, flexible enough to correct course and change with the times. We deserve a councilmember who is brave enough to make bold choices.

As a city planning commissioner, I often challenged the city’s practices. I fought to increase affordable housing; reduce traffic congestion; and protected our water, air and open space. I worked hard to ensure that new development benefited our community.

As a former small business owner, I know how the city can help small businesses thrive in the SCV.

As a community advocate, I have promoted education, championed creation of the Arts Commission, blocked poorly planned projects, and helped to create a nonprofit that supports senior housing options.


To keep our growing city livable, we must come to grips with the big issues. I am committed to representing the interests of all members of our community. Vote Diane Trautman—together we will build a strong future for our city.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (7)

  • Sierra Club
  • California Democratic Party
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • Santa Clarita Valley Young Democrats
  • Democratic Party of the San Fernando valley
  • Democratic Alliance for Action
  • Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters

Elected Officials (8)

  • Maria Gutzeit, Vice President, SCV Water
  • Henry Stern, State Senator
  • Betty Yee, California Controller
  • Laura Friedman - State Assemblymember, AD43, Assistant Speaker pro Tempore
  • Mary Sue Maurer - Councilmember, City of Calabasas
  • Christy Smith - Newhall School Board Member
  • Suzan Solomon - Newhall School Board Member
  • Brad Sherman, US Congressman

Individuals (4)

  • Sandra Cattell, Chair, Sierra Club SCV Group, Angeles Chapter Executive Committee
  • Steve Tannehill, Former Executive Director Small Business Development Center
  • Katie Hill
  • Marc Winger, Former Superintendent, Newhall School District

Videos (3)

— October 31, 2018 Trautman for City Council 2018

Why I'm running and why I deserve your vote.

— October 31, 2018 Trautman for City Council 2018

I'm running for City Council to be a voice of reason and a unifying force, so that we can make real progress.

— October 31, 2018 Trautman for City Council 2018

Diane Trautman takes us on a tour of some of her achievements as Planning Commissioner.

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