I am pleased to recommend Jeff Gorell for Ventura County Supervisor, Area 2 (Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo).
Please vote for him – he has been a friend for many years.
Why vote for Jeff?
- Military Veteran: Gorell serves as a United States Navy Reserve Captain. Jeff has served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. While the community and I were enjoying our quality of life here in Ventura County, he put HIS LIFE on the line to protect us.
- Deputy District Attorney: Jeff worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Ventura County District Attorney’s office. He is tough on crime!
- Elected California Legislator: Gorell served as my elected California State Assemblyman from 2010 to 2014. He is a proud member of the Ventura County Republican Party.
- Long-term Resident of Ventura County: Jeff, while still a young man, has been a 20-year resident of Ventura County.
You can watch the last week’s debate with his opponent here. The discussion starts around 1:30 or so.
I am asking my neighbors, colleagues, friends, and fellow conservatives to vote for Jeff Gorell for Ventura County Supervisor, by or on November 8th.
Fireworks are flying in the Ventura County Supervisor’s race in Area 2 (Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Camarillo).
Twitter has been ablaze with accusations between Gorell and de la Pena camps. Who is more beholden to special interests or corrupt? Who is most hypocritical about receiving donations?
Gorell signed two pledges today (No Fossil Fuel contributions and No Tobacco money) and is returning some small fossil fuel company/executives’ contributions. He is calling upon de la Pena to return over 18 thousand dollars in previously received Big Tobacco monies and to sign the No Tobacco money pledge.
Looks like Christian radio, Salem Media Group is not forgetting its Camarillo roots and supporting Ventura County Supervisor candidate, Jeff Gorell, big time.
Yesterday evening the League of Women Voters and the Ventura County Star newspaper sponsored a debate/forum for the candidates for Ventura County Supervisors, Area 2.
I have posted the YouTube version of this debate aired on TOTV.
I’ll let the reader pass their own judgment.
I’ll add my thoughts at a later time.
It was released earlier today that Jeff Gorell has been endorsed by SIX-TIME City of Thousand Oaks Mayor Andy Fox. In a direct repudiation of Gorell’s opponent, Claudia Bill-de la Pena, a current member of the Thousand Oaks City Council, other current and former Councilmen have endorsed Gorell:
- Current Councilman Al Adam
- Current Councilman Kevin McNamee
- Former Councilman Joel Price
- Former Mayor and Councilman Dennis Gillette
Two others, who are Democrats, although I believe, Joel Price, is also a Democrat, have declared themselves neutral in the race.
- Mayor and Councilman Bob Engler – running for re-election
- Assemblywoman and former Mayor/Councilwoman Jacqui Irwin – running for re-election
Flap asks why?
Three of your CURRENT colleagues on the Council are either supporting your opponent or are neutral?
Something is amiss here or maybe it is simply that Gorell’s opponent doesn’t work well with others?
— Jeff Gorell (@JeffGorell) September 9, 2022
Former long-time Mayor and Councilman for Thousand Oaks, Andy Fox has endorsed Jeff Gorell for Ventura County Supervisor.
While this is not a surprise, it is notable since Fox served for many years with Gorell’s opponent, Thousand Oaks City Councilwoman Claudia Bill-de la Pena, on the council.
One would think that serving so many years in a working relationship with someone, you, as an ex-pol, would simply sit out the election. Not so with Fox.
There must be a host of reasons.
I’ll let Andy speak to them himself.
This is a significant pick-up endorsement for Gorell.
@vcstar @Mike___Harris @ReporterDawn @BeccaWhitnall @KyleBJorrey @TOAcornNews PLEASE CALL OUT @HonestyCounts4U for what it is! Can’t wait to see what the OBJECTIVE FACTUAL HONESTY COUNTS has to say ???????
— WomenUnited (she/her) (@Unicorn4Peace) August 28, 2022
Will the mainstream media investigate why a Ventura County Supervisor and her Planning Commissioner are hiding behind a supposed fact-checking website and Twitter account (@HonestyCounts4U)? In addition, is this advocacy considered a reportable California Campaign contribution?
Flap will be watching the campaign filings – as others already have.
Visualization from Redistricting PartnersApparently so.
Not a good series of maps for long term GOP Representative Elton Gallegly since it appears his home in Simi Valley is outside the district.
The earlier first draft Congressional map had Simi Valley and Moorpark outside the district. It looks like the California Citizen’s Committee has decided on a compromise with allowing Moorpark in and placing Simi Valley into a primarily Los Angeles County District.
Here is the Demographic breakdown of the new Ventura County Congressional District:
The newly drawn Congressional District is not the final one and the Commission has until August to draw final maps. There will be likely challenges after the Commission finishes its work. But, for now, Representative Gallegly would either have to move a few miles to Moorpark or Thousand Oaks or retire. He could off course, stay where he is and run in the new West San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita Valley District which is now represented by long time GOP Rep. Buck McKeon.
Should Gallegly retire, two incumbent GOP POLS would reside in the district: California State Senator Tony Strickland and California Assemblyman Jeff Gorell.
This is, of course, what will happen if the map is not redrawn again in its final adoption by the Commission.
Over 1,000 people gathered at noon and protested during Ventura County Tax Day Tea Party at the Ventura Government Center.
In Ventura, more than 1,000 people gathered under blue skies to vent wide-ranging concerns, from over-taxation and government spending to condemnation of a recent Homeland Security report tracking a rise in violence among right-wing groups.
Holding signs such as “Abolish the Federal Reserve,” and “We are Obummed Out, Stop Spending, No More Taxes,” the crowd was in a celebratory mood, loudly applauding each speaker and cheering as a small plane droned overhead pulling a banner that said “Iâ€™m Teaâ€™d Off!!”In an interesting note: I had not seen Catherine since 1994 or so when she used to interview me when I was an active participant in Ventura County GOP politics as an officeholder and candidate. I always found her to be a fair and balanced reporter.
There were two groups of Tea Party attendees – one at the government center listening to speakers and the second on Victoria Avenue carrying their signs and soliciting honks from the passing motorists.
California Republican Assembly Candidate Jeff Gorell talking with Camarillo, California GOP City Councilman Mike MorganJeff Gorell addressing the Tea Party Protest throngFlap’s Twitter friend @erickbrockwayTwitter friend @pir8gold sporting her #TCOT Top Conservatives on Twitter T- Shirt
Jeff Gorell, a Republican candidate for California Assemblywoman Audra Strickland’s seat in 2010 (Strickland is term limited out) speaks at Tea Party protest today
One of the few politicians who adddressed the hundreds who gathered at the Ventura County Government Center this afternoon was Jeff Gorell, the consensus Republican pick for California’s 37 Assembly District.
The Jeff Gorell for Assembly 2010 Facebook group is here.