After reviewing the field of candidates, the WVCBA Political Action Committee (PAC) has announced its endorsement of Michaela Perez in the City of Oxnard's March 7 special election for the vacant District 6 seat. District 6 represents parts of south Oxnard and became vacant when Councilwoman Vianey Lopez was appointed by Governor Newsom to serve out County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez’s term following Ramirez's death in mid-August.
Perez was born and raised in Oxnard and is the granddaughter of farmworkers. She attended school in South Oxnard. is a first-generation college graduate, and received her Master’s of Public Health from San Francisco State University.
In the questionnaire that she submitted to the PAC for review, Perez said:
"As City Councilwoman, I will address the challenges facing Oxnard by working with residents, community-based organizations, and elected leaders at every level- to advocate for our community needs and secure the support and resources for holistic services to meet the needs of people and families in District 6 and across Oxnard.
The mission of the WVCBA's Political Action Committee (PAC) is to seek out, evaluate qualifications of, and endorse candidates for public office who support the ideals of our free enterprise system. The PAC evaluates candidates for local, county and state offices, and hosts candidate forums for local and state elections. The PAC is comprised of current members of the Board of Directors.