This November, voters in Camarillo and Oxnard will vote for members of City Council, County Board of Supervisors, state legislature, and many other public decision making bodies. The WVCBA encourages every eligible voter to ensure they are registered to vote by October 24 in order to participate in the November 8 election. Further, we hope voters do their due diligence and research the candidates and issues prior to heading to the polls.
The WVCBA’s mission is to represent business interests and advocate public policies that promote a healthy economy. As the voice for the interest of business with government, the Alliance promotes economic development, works to improve the regional economy, and protects the interests of Camarillo and Oxnard. Our Political Action Committee (PAC) is key to that effort.
The PAC's mission is to seek out, evaluate qualifications of, and endorse candidates for public office who support the ideals of our free enterprise system. Please note that due to state law, only members of the WVCBA Board of Directors may serve on this committee. Committee members generally evaluate candidates for local, county and state offices, typically by creating a questionnaire that is sent to all candidates. After receiving responses from candidates (some choose not to reply), the PAC determines the candidates best to represent our businesses and citizens.
We are pleased to share this Election Guide, which includes our endorsements and resources that may be helpful as you prepare to vote in November.
Jacqui Irwin for California Assembly District 42
On April 28, the WVCBA voted to endorsed Jacqui Irwin for California Assembly District 42. The endorsement was based on Ms. Irwin’s past support of business interests and her moderate approach to politics in California.
Ventura County Supervisors
At a meeting on April 20, the WVCBA endorsed Jeff Gorell for Ventura County Supervisor District 2 that includes Thousand Oaks, the Santa Rosa Valley and parts of eastern and northern Camarillo. They also voted to endorse Janice Parvin for Ventura County Supervisor District 4 that includes Simi Valley, Moorpark, and the surrounding unincorporated regions.
Camarillo City Council
For District 1, WVCBA chose David Tennessen . Mr. Tennessen is a 43-year resident of Camarillo, a 32-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, and the former police chief in Camarillo. His list of volunteer service is longer than we can include here.
WVCBA endorses Bill Camarillo for Camarillo City Council District 5. Bill has lived in Ventura County for over 45 years, with the last 15 years in Camarillo. He started a business 30 years ago that has grown into on of the largest organic waste recyclers and eco-friendly companies in California. Bill has also served on many nonprofit boards in Ventura County.
The WVCBA PAC is currently withholding any endorsement in the District 2 race for Camarillo City Council.
Oxnard City Council
After reviewing the field of candidates for three districts in Oxnard, the PAC believes the incumbent council members will best serve the residents and business community. Those incumbents are:
District 1 – Bert Perello
District 2 – Gabriel Teran
District 6 – Gabriela Basua
“Things are going relatively well in Oxnard, and we believe stability on the City Council is important,” said WVCBA President and CEO Nancy Lindholm. “We like the direction the city is currently headed. City Council and city management are really making positive things happen.”
Calleguas Municipal Water District
The PAC endorsed Jacque McMillan for Division 6.
Additional Election & Voting Resources
Camarillo City Council Districts Official Zone Lookup
Oxnard City Council Interactive District Map
Ventura County District Map
Ventura County Polling Place Location & Information
Ventura County Ballot Drop Box Locations
Voter Registration Status
Register to Vote
Local Election Results