City Offices – Non-partisan

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Before we start with the races, we asked the question – “Why are city races still run as “NON-PARTISAN?”

This video is from 2018, but is still relevant.

One party has overwhelmingly stood for climate change denial, structural racism denial, xenophobia, anti-LGBTQ, suppressive policing, the disintegration of the wall between church and state, and disdain for science and public education. These attitudes don’t just affect the progress of our nation and our state, but also that of the communities in which we live. And in this article, someone has actually quantified the effect of partisanship in city councils.

The National League of Cities stated:
Proponents of nonpartisan ballots suggest that:

  • Political parties are irrelevant to providing services. (IV: See video above – this is not true.)
  • Cooperation between elected officials belonging to different parties is more likely.

Proponents of nonpartisan ballots suggest that:

  • The absence of party labels confuses voters; a voter who must choose from among a group of candidates whom she knows nothing about will have no meaningful basis in casting a ballot.
  • In the absence of a party ballot, voters will turn to whatever cue is available, which often turns out to be the ethnicity of a candidate’s name.
  • Non-partisanship tends to produce elected officials more representative of the upper socioeconomic strata than of the general populace and aggravates the class bias in voting turnout, because in true non-partisan systems, there are no organizations of local party workers to bring lower-class citizens to the polls on election day.

Our takeaway? VOTE BLUE – from mayor to dogcatcher.

Camarillo

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.

Camarillo – City Council District 3

VC Star article here.

  • Tiffany P. Lewis (D) endorsements
  • Karlton Huss (R – Endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • Kevin Kildee (D) (incumbent)
Tiffany Lewis
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young DemocratsSTONEWALL DEMOCRATS
Ventura Co. Women's Political Council
Planned parenthood
Indivisible conejo
SEIU 721

Camarillo – City Council District 4

VC Star article here.

  • Tony Trembley (R – Endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • Heather Schmidt endorsements (D)
Heather Schmidt
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura Co. Women's Political CouncilVentura County Young Democrats
Planned parenthood
Indivisible conejo

Fillmore

FillmoreCity Clerk

  • Olivia Lopez

Fillmore – City Treasurer

  • Jacquelyn Magdaleno

Fillmore – City Council (Vote for 3)

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • More info: Indivisible Conejo Non-partisan guide here.
Christina Villaseñor
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura Co. Women's Political CouncilVentura County Young Democrats
Esther Taylor
Ventura Co. Women's Political Council
Aracely Larson

Moorpark

More Info: Indivisible Conejo Non-partisan guide here.

Moorpark – Mayor

  • Janice S. Parvin (R – Endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • Roseann Mikos (D) endorsements
  • Terri A. Doria (R)
Roseann Mikos
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura Co. Women's Political CouncilVentura County Young Democrats

Moorpark – City Council District 2

  • Daniel Groff (R – Endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • Ken Simons (I)
  • Yuri Yurovski (D)
Yuri Yurovski
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young Democrats

Moorpark – City Council District 4

  • Cristian Gonzaga (D)
  • Antonio A. Castro
Cristian Gonzaga
California Young DemocratsVentura County Young Democrats
Antonio A. Castro

Ojai

Ojai – Mayor

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.
  • Betsy Stix
  • William Weirick (D)
William Weirick
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young Democrats
Betsy Stix

Ojai – City Clerk

  • Cynthia “Cyndi” Burell

Ojai – City Treasurer

  • Alan Rains

Ojai – City Council Member District 4

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.
Suza Francina
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura Co. Women's Political CouncilVentura County Young Democrats

Oxnard

More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.

Oxnard – Mayor

Video of meeting – gallery view – here.

  • John C. Zaragoza (D) – Endorsement page here.
  • Richard E. Linares
  • Deirdre Frank
John C. Zaragoza
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyGOOD club
Planned parenthoodCause action fundUFWSEIU 721
Julia BrownleySALUD CARBAJALJACQUI IRWINMonique limon
Vianey lopezSteve BennettLinda parks 1Carmen Ramirez
OSCAR MADRIGALOxnard Chamber

Oxnard – City Clerk

  • Rose Chaparro

Oxnard – City Treasurer

  • James J. Aragon
  • Phillip S. Molina (Incumbent)

Oxnard – City Council Member District 3

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • VC Star article here.
Oscar Madrigal
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young DemocratsGOOD club
Cause action fundSEIU 721Oxnard Chamber

Oxnard – City Council Member District 4

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • VC Star article here.
  • Bryan MacDonald (R – Incumbent, Endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • Saul Medina
  • Lucy Cartagena (D)
  • Jack Villa (D)
  • Efrain Jimenez II
Lucy Cartagena
Ventura County Young DemocratsPlanned parenthoodSEIU 721

Oxnard – City Council Member District 6

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • VC Star article here.
  • Vianey Lopez (D)
  • Carolina Gallardo-Magaña
  • Karla Alejandra Ramirez (D)
Vianey Lopez
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura Co. Women's Political CouncilVentura County Young Democrats
California Young DemocratsGOOD clubPlanned parenthood
Cause action fundSEIU 721Oxnard Chamber

Port Hueneme

More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.

Port Hueneme – City Council Member (Vote for 2)

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • VC Star article here.
  • Will Berg (R) (incumbent)
  • Sonia Kim (D) (Facebook page here.)
  • Bobby Martinez (D)
  • Misty Perez
  • Sylvia Andrea Schopp (R) (incumbent)
Bobby Martinez
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young DemocratsGOOD club
Sonia Kim
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young DemocratsGOOD club

Santa Paula

More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.

Video of meeting – gallery view – here.

Santa Paula – City Council Member (Vote for 2)

Andrew Sobel
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young Democrats
Cause action fund
Margaux Bangs
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura Co. Women's Political CouncilVentura County Young Democrats
Planned parenthoodCause action fund

Simi Valley

We’re including this video from Rise Simi Valley, the same group of amazing young people that put out the great video “Dear Simi Valley.” This video addresses both a hateful action instigated by a water board candidate against them and racism within the Simi Valley city council.

More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.

Simi Valley – Mayor

Video of meeting – gallery view – here.

  • Joe Ayala (D)
  • Wayne Hampton Holland III
  • Robbie Hidalgo
  • Keith L. Mashburn (R – incumbent, endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • Brandon Fortuna
  • Robert Clarizio
Joe Ayala
CADEMVentura County Democratic Partydemocratic club of VenturaVentura County Young Democrats
dem. party of san fernandoSIMI VALLEY DEMLos Angeles dem. Party
Planned parenthoodIndivisible conejoSEIU 721

Simi Valley – Member of City Council District 1

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – District 1 & 3 – here.
  • VC Star article here.
  • Phil Loos (D)
  • DeeDee Cavanaugh (R – Incumbent, Endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
Phil Loos
CADEMVentura County Democratic Partydemocratic club of VenturaVentura County Young Democrats
dem. party of san fernandoSIMI VALLEY DEM
STONEWALL DEMOCRATSIndivisible conejoSEIU 721

Simi Valley – Member of City Council District 3

VC Star article here.

  • Elaine Litster (R – appointed, endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • T.J. McInturff (R)
  • Ryan Valencia (D)
Ryan Valencia
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young DemocratsCalifornia Young Democrats
dem. party of san fernandoSIMI VALLEY DEM
Planned parenthood
Los padres chapterIndivisible conejoSEIU 721

Thousand Oaks

More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.

Thousand Oaks – Member of City Council (Vote for 2)

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • VC Star article here.
  • Colleen Andersen (R)
  • Al Adam (incumbent)
  • Frank Enderle
  • Dan Twedt (Libertarian)
  • Joel R. Price (R)
  • Wayne Smith
  • Kevin McNamee (R)
  • Danny Chulack (D)
Danny Chulack
CADEMVentura County Democratic PartyVentura County Young DemocratsCalifornia Young Democrats
Planned parenthood

Ventura

More info: Conejo Indivisible Non-partisan guide here.

Ventura – City Council Member District 2

Video of meeting – gallery view – here.

  • Doug Halter (D)
  • Dougie Michie (R – Endorsed by the Ventura Co. Republican Party.)
  • Christie Weir (I) (incumbent)
Doug Halter
CADEMVentura County Democratic Partydemocratic club of VenturaVentura County Young Democrats
Planned parenthoodCause action fundSEIU 721

Endorsement statement by Ventura Citizens for Hillside Preservation here.

Christie Weir
Ventura Co. Women's Political CouncilVCHP

Ventura – City Council Member District 3

Video of meeting – gallery view – here.

Endorsement statement by Ventura Citizens for Hillside Preservation here.

Mike Johnson
CADEMVentura County Democratic Partydemocratic club of VenturaVentura County Young Democrats
Planned parenthoodVCHPSEIU 721
Barbara Brown
Ventura Co. Women's Political Council

Ventura – City Council Member District 7

  • Video of meeting – gallery view – here.
  • VC Star article here.
  • Nancy Pedersen
  • Joe Schroeder (D)
  • Michael James Nolan
  • Heather May Ellinger

Endorsement statement by Ventura Citizens for Hillside Preservation here.

Joe Schroeder
CADEMVentura County Democratic Partydemocratic club of Ventura
VCHP
Nancy Pedersen
Ventura Co. Women's Political CouncilSEIU 721