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November 2016 Election Results

VCWPC endorsed 24 fabulous women this election cycle. Each of them gave their all and we are equally proud of every one of them.
(Updated December 1, 2016.) 
Kamala Harris, US Senate
*Julia Brownley, US Congress CA-26
*Hannah-Beth Jackson, CA State Senate, SD-19
Monique Limón, CA Assembly, AD-37
*Jacqui Irwin, CA Assembly, AD-44
*Betsy Connolly, Conejo Valley Unified School District
*Vianey Lopez, Hueneme Elementary School District
*Roseann Mikos, Moorpark City Council
*Christina Urias, Santa Paula Unified School District
*Cheryl Heitmann, Ventura City Council
Sabrena Rodriguez, Ventura Unified School District
Jackie Moran, Ventura Unified School District –  Lead is growing! Ahead by 197 votes as of 12/01/16
Hillary Rodham Clinton, US President
Christy Smith, CA Assembly, AD-38
Carla Castilla, Ventura Co. Board of Sup, Dist 3
*Peggy Buckles, Conejo Valley Unified School
Tiffany Lopez, Oxnard City Clerk
Genevieve Flores-Haro, Oxnard City Council
Laura Gallardo, Oxnard Harbor Commission
Ruby Durias, Oxnard School District Area 1
Veronica Diaz, Oxnard School District, Area 4
Anne La Fianza, Thousand Oaks City Council
Lorrie Brown, Ventura City Council
Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, Ventura City Council
* denotes incumbent

November 8, 2016 General Election

Announcing our Endorsed Candidates!

Each candidate completed our detailed endorsement application and was interviewed by members of the Political Action Committee before being recommended for endorsement. All of the endorsed candidates stated their agreement with our key issues – Social, Economic, Educational and Environmental Justice and Reproductive Health – as defined in our position papers.

Hillary Rodham Clinton    President of the United States of America
Kamala Harris    CA Representative, U.S. Senate
Julia Brownley*    CA Representative, U.S. Congress CA-26
Hannah-Beth Jackson*    CA State Senate, SD-19
S. Monique Limón    CA Assembly, AD-37
Christy Smith    CA Assembly, AD-38
Jacqui Irwin*    CA Assembly, AD-44
Carla Castilla    VC Board of Sup, Dist 3
Peggy Buckles    Conejo Valley Unified School District Board
Betsy Connolly*    Conejo Valley Unified School District Board
Vianey Lopez*    Hueneme Elementary School District Board
Tiffany Lopez    Oxnard City Clerk
Genevieve Flores-Haro    Oxnard City Council
Laura Gallardo    Oxnard Harbor Commission
Ruby Durias    Oxnard School District Board, Area 1
Veronica Diaz    Oxnard School District Board, Area 4
Roseann Mikos*    Moorpark City Council
Christina “Tina” Urias*    Santa Paula Unified School District Board
Anne La Fianza    Thousand Oaks City Council
Lorrie Brown    Ventura City Council
Cheryl Heitmann*    Ventura City Council
Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios    Ventura City Council
Jackie Moran    Ventura Unified School District Board
Sabrena Rodriguez    Ventura Unified School District Board
* denotes previously endorsed incumbent

Paid for by the Ventura County Women’s Political Council (www.vcwpc.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.


June 7, 2016 Primary

Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States President

Julia Brownley
US Congress CA-26

Helene Schneider
US Congress CA-24

Hannah-Beth Jackson
California State Senate SD-19

S. Monique Limón
California Assembly, AD-37

Christy Smith
California Assembly, AD-38

Jacqui Irwin
California Assembly, AD-44

Carla Castilla
Ventura County Board of Supervisors, Dist. 3


November 4, 2014 General Election

26th Congressional District – Julia Brownley
info@juliabrownley.comwww.juliabrownley.com;(805) 330-1070; P.O. Box 2018,Thousand Oaks, CA 91377

24th Congressional District – Lois Capps
lois@cappsforcongress.comhttp://www.cappsforcongress.com/; (805) 884-0202; P.O. Box 23940, Santa Barbara, CA 93121

44th Assembly District – Jacqui Irwin
vote@jacquiirwin.comwww.jacquiIrwin.com; (805) 358-1268; 2033 Euclid Circle, Camarillo, CA 93010

Carmen Ramirez, Oxnard City Council

Barbra Williamson, Simi Valley City Council

Ginger Gherardi, Santa Paula City Council

Mary Anne Rooney, Oxnard Harbor District

Rachel Ulrich, Ventura County Board of Education, District 1

Pat Phelps, Conejo Valley Unified School District Board

Donna Branstrom and Darlene Bruno, Hueneme Elementary School
District Board

Ana Del Rio Barba, Debra Cordes and Veronica Robles Solis, Oxnard Elementary School District Board

Beatriz Herrera, Karen Sher and Socorro Lopez-Hanson, Oxnard Union
High School District Board


November 5, 2013 Ventura City Council Election:

Lorrie Brown

June 4, 2013 Oxnard City Council Special Election:

Jo Ann Olivares
olivares4oxnard2013@gmail.comwww.olivares4oxnard.com; (805) 889-0775; 141 South A St., Oxnard, CA 93036

November 2012 General Election:

26th Congressional District – Julia Brownley
info@juliabrownley.comwww.juliabrownley.com;(805) 330-1070; P.O. Box 2018,Thousand Oaks, CA 91377

27th State Senate District – Fran Pavley
info@franpavley.comwww.franpavley.com; (805) 370-5414; 33 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Unit C, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

19th State Senate District – Hannah-Beth Jackson
info@hannah-beth2012.comwww.hannah-beth2012.com; (805) 216-7362; P.O. Box 92010, Santa Barbara, CA 93190

Oxnard City Mayor - Carmen Ramirez
carmen4oxnard@gmail.comwww.carmen4oxnard.com; (805) 216-7362; 2081 N. Oxnard Blvd., #150, Oxnard, CA 93036

Moorpark City Council – Roseann Mikos
mikos2008@sbcglobal.netwww.roseann-mikos.org; (805) 529-4828 ; 14371 E. Cambridge St., Moorpark, CA 93021

Simi Valley City Council – Barbra Williamson
simivalleygal@gmail.com; (805) 231-2497; 2731 Erringer Rd., Unit 1, Simi Valley, CA  93065

Thousand Oaks City Council - Deborah Birenbaum
birenbaum4council@gmail.comhttp://birenbaum4counci.wix.com/birenbaumforcouncil; (805) 368-1934; 1005 Meadowcrest Street Newbury Park   CA  91320

Thousand Oaks City Council - Jacqui Irwin
Jacqui@earthlink.netwww.jacquiIrwin.com; (805) 358- 1268; 2516 Northpark Street, Thousand Oaks, 91362

Conejo Valley Unified School District - Betsy Connolly
electbetsy@gmail.com ; electbetsy.com ; (805) 498-3638; 863 Calle Compo, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Hueneme School District - Vianey Lopez
vianeylopez2012election@yahoo.com; (805) 204-7500; 3004 Jackson St. Oxnard, CA 93033

Ojai Unified School District - Linda Taylor
ltaylorart@aol.com; (805) 646 9892; 912 N Drown St, Ojai, CA 93023

Oxnard Union High School District - Sylvia Alejandra Lizama
lizama4ouhsd@yahoo.comwww.lizama4ouhsd.com; (805) 445-8435; 5533 Butterfield Street, Camarillo, CA 93012

Santa Paula Unified School District - Christina “Tina” Urias
vote.4.tina.urias@gmail.comwww.christina-tina-urias2012.com; (805) 407-2738; 919 La Vuelta Pl, Santa Paula, CA 93060

Calleguas Municipal Water District - Janna Orkney
jorkney@yahoo.com; (818) 707-9906; P.O. Box 3072, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

Rancho Simi Recreation & Parks District - Elaine Freeman
freemanelf@aol.com; (805) 577-1274; 5837 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, C. 93063

Rancho Simi Recreation & Parks District - Kate O’Brien
katieoliberty@gmail.com; (805) 501-3623 3460 Township Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93063

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