Martin Hernandez retires, Brian Miller joins as Chief of Staff for Supervisor Kelly Long

Martin Hernandez

CAMARILLO, Calif. – After 19 years of dedicated service to the County of Ventura, Martin Hernandez retired effective July 27, 2018.  Hernandez served as Chief of Staff for Third District Supervisor Kelly Long.  Brian Miller left his role as Chief of Staff for Fourth District Supervisor Peter Foy to fill that role for Supervisor Kelly Long effective July 30, 2018.

Hernandez has served the County of Ventura in various roles throughout his 19 years of service including serving for three years with the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department as a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist, and implementation of the Santa Paula Tattoo Removal Clinic to name a few.

“Martin’s experience, relationships and dedication to serve the public have been a tremendous asset to my office and the constituents we serve”, said Supervisor Kelly Long.  “His big heart and genuine love for people is unmatched and his presence on my staff will be sorely missed.”

As resident of Santa Paula, Hernandez also serves on the Santa Paula City Council, a position he has held since being elected in 2012, where he served as mayor in 2016.  Hernandez also has plans to leave the Santa Paula City Council effective July 31, 2018.

“It has been a great pleasure and honor to serve the County of Ventura and the citizens of the Santa Clara Valley for so many years.” said Hernandez “My time in Supervisor Kelly Long’s office have been some of the best of those years and I am encouraged to leave her office in the capable hands of my fellow staff.  They are my second family and will be sorely missed.”

As the new Chief of Staff for Supervisor Long, Brian Miller brings years of experience at both the County and Federal levels of government.  His skills, knowledge and relationships with community leaders throughout the County will be an immediate asset to the constituents of the Third District.

“Brian’s knowledge of the legislative process and complex policy matters will be a great resource and benefit to my office”, said Supervisor Kelly Long.  “In addition, he brings decades of collaborative relationships throughout Ventura County that will help us serve the public and I am fortunate to welcome him as a member of my team”.

Supervisor Long’s staff also consists of Senior Executive Aide Nancy Phillips and Representatives Matt Guthrie and Manuel Minjares.  Guthrie represents the Camarillo, Southeast Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Naval Base Ventura County portions of the district and Minjares represents the Fillmore, Santa Paula, Piru and Lockwood Valley portions.  Satellite office hours are held on alternating Fridays in Fillmore, Santa Paula and Port Hueneme.  For information on satellite office hours you can visit or to schedule a meeting, please contact Nancy Phillips in Supervisor Long’s District Office at (805) 654-2276.

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