Supervisor Kathy Long Announces Her Support Of Carla Castilla For 3rd District Supervisor


Carla Castilla

Retiring member Supervisor Kathy Long, who represents the 3rd District, has endorsed Carla Castilla to take her seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The Castilla campaign’s momentum surges forward as it continues to build a diverse coalition of Teachers, Nurses, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Ventura County leaders, and Community Activists.

“Carla Castilla’s leadership, experience, and proven record to build a diverse coalition of support demonstrates the qualities needed to be an effective Supervisor,” said Supervisor Kathy Long. “Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carla on local, State and Federal issues that have an impact on Ventura County, and she has always delivered for the benefit of our community. She is widely supported, earning the endorsements from law enforcement, nurses, educators, working families and other county leaders. It is clear, that Carla is an excellent candidate to represent the residents of the Third District.”

After a nearly 40-year career in public service, Kathy Long announced her retirement from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors at the end of this year when her fifth-term on the Board is complete. Kathy Long is retiring as the longest-serving member of the Board of Supervisors. She has been Supervisor of the 3rd District for almost two decades.

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of Supervisor Kathy Long” said Castilla. “After 20 years representing families of the 3rd District, Supervisor Kathy Long’s retirement leaves a leadership void that will be tough to fill. Kathy has done an incredible job of serving the community and has successfully balanced the diverse needs of constituents from the five cities in the County. She has been a real inspiration in her dedication to good government, coalition building, and her statesman leadership will be missed. I am very proud that Supervisor Kathy Long has the confidence in me to continue in her footsteps.”

Carla Castilla currently serves as the District Director for State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. She previously worked as a representative to Congresswoman Lois Capps and as an aide in the White House under the Clinton Administration. She is a former member of the Ventura County Workforce Investment Board, and she has a long history of involvement with local non-profit and community groups, especially those that focus on education, civic engagement, and the empowerment of women.

Carla has worked on a wide range of issues such as the recently passed California Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act and the California Fair Pay Act.

Ventura County’s 3rd Supervisorial District includes the communities of Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Southeast Oxnard, East Oxnard Plain, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru, East Lockwood Valley, and Eastern Portion of Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme. For a complete list of endorsements and to learn more about Carla’s campaign visit


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