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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Supervisor, District 3Ventura CountyJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

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June 7, 2016California Primary Election

Ventura CountySupervisor, District 3

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (123/123).
  • 41,495 ballots counted.

About this office

Supervisors implement and refine local applications of state laws and public policy, and supervise the official conduct of public officers in the county.
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Carla Castilla

Senator's Chief Deputy
9,512 votes (25.24%)Winning
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Kelly Long

PVSD School Board Trustee
8,393 votes (22.27%)Winning
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Kevin Kildee

Local Business Owner
6,832 votes (18.13%)
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Mike Morgan

Camarillo City Councilman
6,152 votes (16.32%)
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Chief of Staff
3,421 votes (9.08%)
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  • COMMITTED TO CREATING MORE JOBS AND MAKING THE COUNTY BUSINESS FRIENDLY
  • DEDICATED TO MAKING SURE OUR COUNTY HAS A STRONG HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
  • THOUGHTFUL ON COUNTY LAND USE AND MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Profession:Fifteen Years representing the Third District, Mayor for City of Santa Paula, Former Military Service with USAF
City Council Representative, City of Santa Paula — Elected position (2012current)
Chief of Staff, Supervisor Kathy Long, Third District, Ventura County Board of Supervisors — Appointed position (2010current)
Mayor, Santa Paula City Council — Elected position (2015current)
Administrative Aide to Third District Supervisor Kathy Long, County of Ventura (20012010)
Administrative Aide, SUpervisor Kathy Long Third District, Ventura County Board of Supervisors — Appointed position (20012010)
Director of the Interface Children and Family Services, Family Resource Center in Santa Paula (19982001)
Certified Addiction Treatmnent Specialist, Ventura County Behavioral Health Alcohol & Drug Programs (19951998)
Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (19931995)
Oxnard College Associuates Degree, General Education (current)
Member, Hansen Trust Advisory Board (2010current)
Member, Ventura Regional Sanitation District Board, Air Pollution District Advisory Board (2010current)
Member, Santa Clara Valley Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board (2010current)
Member, Interface Children and Family Services Board (2010current)
Government Liaison , Coalition for Serving the Homeless for the City of Santa Paula (2012current)
  • Cecilia Cuevas, Former Fillmore Mayor
  • Mary Ann Krause, Former Santa Paula Mayor
  • Kay Wilson Bolton, Former Santa Paula Mayor
  • Bernardo Perez, VCCCD Board Member
  • Dr. Mark Lisagor, President, Ventura County Board of Education
  • Jim Hensley, Council Member for City of Port Hueneme
  • Manuel Minjares, Council Member for City of Fillmore
  • Carrie Broggie, Mayor Pro Tem Fillmore
  • Diane McCall, Mayor Fillmore
  • John Procter, Santa Paula City Council Member and Former Mayor
  • John Zaragoza, Ventura County Supervisor - District #5
  • Kathy Long, Ventura County Supervisor - Third District
  • Chris and Lester Egedi, Owners/Operators, Sespe Sun
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • Teamsters Union Local # 186
  • Teamsters Union Local # 186
  • IBEW Local 952
  • Steven McLean, Police Chief of Santa Paula*
  • Christine Cohen, Ventura County Auditor-Controller, Retired
  • Paul Grossgold, Commander of Naval Base of Ventura County (Retired)
  • Luis Espinosa, Retired City of Ventura Fire Department Battalion Chief
  • Laura Hernandez, Assistant Director VC Sherriff’s Office of Emergency Services (Retired) and Adjunct Professor, Cal Stat
  • John M. Harber, Jr., Fire Captain
  • John M. Harber, Jr., Fire Captain
  • Jeri Williams, Police Chief
Businessman
1,819 votes (4.83%)
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  • Improve our economy, keep neighborhoods safe, and preserve our farmland.
  • Ventura County's economy lags behind others across the state. We need new leadership and vision to attract high growth industries, upgrade job skills, and keep our young families from moving away due to limited job and housing opportunities.
  • Open Space and Farmland are two characteristics that make Ventura County special. We need a common sense policy to give our farmers the tools to compete in the global economy and be successful. This will remove any incentive to sell farmland.
Profession:Businessman
Board Member, Ventura County Workforce Development Board — Appointed position (2009current)
Director, External Affairs, Verizon (20082016)
District Director, California State Assembly (20052008)
Legislative Advocate, California Faculty Association (20042005)
Legislative Assistant, California State Senate (20022003)
University of Southern California Master's Degree, Communications (2013)
UC Berkeley Bachelor's Degree, Sociology (2002)
Board Member, United Way of Ventura County (2015current)
Board Member, El Concilio Family Services (2012current)
Parent Volunteer, University Preparatory School (2015current)
Chair of the Board, Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation (20142015)

Jesus is one of 10 siblings in a successful family where education, hard work, and integrity were instilled as keys to success. All of the Torres siblings are college graduates and went into successful careers in engineering, academia, medicine, education, public service, and in public health.

Jesus began his career in Sacramento serving in the California State Senate where he worked on housing, community development, and workforce issues. He developed legislation aimed at addressing California’s nursing shortage and providing tax credits for businesses.

 Fighting for Working Families

After his time in the State Senate, Jesus fought to keep higher education affordable for middle class families through his work with the California Faculty Association. He fought against tuition increases for the California State University system and advocated for legislation to keep textbook prices low.

After gaining valuable public policy and advocacy experience, he left Sacramento and returned home to Ventura County to care for his aging parents and to serve our community.

 Serving the Community

While serving as District Director for a State Assembly district office in Oxnard, Jesus assisted the community in navigating the state bureaucracy, often solving issues for older adults, unemployed, homeless, veterans, and small businesses.

After his time with the State Assembly, Jesus was recruited to the private sector as a community relations director for Verizon Communications. In this role, he manages a philanthropic budget where he has awarded over $100,000 to domestic and teen dating violence prevention initiatives in the county. Jesus has also awarded more than $40,000 in science and technology grants to local youth organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo and the Upward Bound program, as well as literacy grants to the Ventura County Rescue Mission for homeless adults.

Jesus’s service to the community includes sitting on the boards of local non-profits, such as the United Way of Ventura County, and volunteers at his son’s Parent Teacher Student Association. He’s also a proud member of the Rotary.  Jesus is an appointee of the Board of Supervisors to the Ventura County Workforce Development Board. He is focused on ensuring our community is safe, healthy, and economically vibrant. As Supervisor, he will put the interests of our families first. 

Jesus has a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and Master’s degree from USC. He is married to Monica and both are raising two young children, Joaquin, 4, and Raquel 1.

Jesus wants to build our local economy as demographics shift and local industries evolve. Local economists say that our workforce is aging but we are not producing the next generation of workers to replace those retiring. Young families and professionals are moving out looking for jobs and housing elsewhere. Current policies have failed our families as they spend more time commuting, less time with their families, with stagnant wages. Businesses continue to leave the region. It's time for change. 

My philsosophy is to build for the future, not ponder on the past. I take nut and bolts approach to policy--I just fix things and stay above the political and idealogical fray. We need more people with business backgrounds to create jobs, balance budgets, and create a vision for a better Ventura County. We need results, not partisanship and special interests influencing our decisions. 

The county is also the social safety net for our most vulnerable populations. I will fight for the dignity of our seniors, the future of our youth, and for a better life for our families. The burden is on the county to make sure it is communicating with its clients and internally between agencies. Let's eliminate the departamental silos and create a dignified and easier experience for residents that need help. 

We can do better. We can bring the change that our families deserve. 

Small Business Employee
1,448 votes (3.84%)
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  • Institute Healthy Cafeterias Initiative
  • Improve Mass Transit
  • Preserve Dog Parks
Profession:Small Business Employee
San Diego State University Bachelors of Science, Business Management & Political Science (2007)
Intern - Communications Department, Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (20072007)

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