Candidate’s Corner: Castilla Takes Fundraising Lead in Race for VC Supervisor — 3rd District

physician arial, drug sans-serif;”>Carla Castilla’s campaign has emerged as the fundraising leader in the race to replace retiring 3rd District Supervisor Kathy Long. Year-end fundraising reports, which were released yesterday, show Castilla leading all five of her opponents in contributions received. Through December 31st, her campaign received financial support from over 250 contributors.

“I am honored by the outpouring of support from so many members of our community,” said Castilla. “I believe all our hard work advocating on behalf of working families, such as the recently passed California Fair Pay Act, paved the way for our energetic grassroots support. Our strong start will ensure that we have the resources to communicate our plan for creating good-paying jobs, water safety and supply, safe neighborhoods, and maintaining quality of life for hard working families in Ventura County. ”
Candidate Monetary Contributions Received Loans Received Expenditures Cash on Hand


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. To learn more about Carla’s campaign visit



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William "Bill" Hicks

O.K., I’m an outsider when it comes to this County District. But because what County Supervisors in all districts do affects everyone in Ventura, Here’s my opinion’s:

1) If you like Long and her policies then Castilla is your candidate.
2) If you like the way that Kildee or Morgan and the economic situation Camarillo currently is in, then either one of these are your candidate.
3) If you like the way Sacramento is being run then Hernandez is your candidate.
4) Torres may be someone that doesn’t have a major political past so he might be your candidate.

William "Bill" Hicks

I suspect there was, and will be a lot of support from Ventura County Public Sector Union’s that created such a high amount of “contributions” to her election.

Her election could mean a continued unsustainable benefit package for public employee’s in Ventura County.

jimmy McDonald

I find it rather interesting that Mr. Morgan trails most candidates. Mr. Hernandez and Mrs. Castilla appear to be the top candidates. They both could certainly change the dynamics in the district they would proudly represent.