Camarillo, Calif. —Today, retiring Third District County Supervisor, Kathy Long, announced her endorsement of Carla Castilla and Martin Hernandez for the June 7th election.
“I have followed this campaign closely, it’s a crowded field, some have run before, and one even has a name very similar to mine,” said Supervisor Kathy Long. “There are distinct differences in the qualifications and experience of the candidates, and I felt now was the time to share my endorsement for the Third District. Two candidates clearly stand out from the crowd, Carla Castilla and Martin Hernandez.”
“Carla Castilla’s leadership, experience, and proven record to build a diverse coalition of support demonstrates the qualities needed to be an effective Supervisor,” said Supervisor Kathy Long.“Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carla on local, State and Federal issues that have an impact on Ventura County, and she has always delivered for the benefit of our community. She is widely supported, earning the endorsements from law enforcement, nurses, educators, working families and other county leaders. It is clear, that Carla is an excellent candidate to represent the residents of the Third District.”
“Martin Hernandez has worked for me for the past 15 years, and has been an effective representative for the constituents of the Santa Clara Valley,” said Supervisor Kathy Long. “He understands the issues that are unique to the valley, and is experienced in understanding the services and functions of county government. Additionally, Martin has a strong record of public service, civic engagement, and has clearly demonstrated a commitment to the residents of Santa Paula.”
After a nearly 40-year career in public service, Kathy Long announced her retirement from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors at the end of this year when her fifth-term on the Board is complete. As the Third Supervisorial District representative, Long serves the cities and areas of Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Southeast Oxnard, East Oxnard Plain, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru, East Lockwood Valley, and the Eastern Portion of Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
KATHY I. LONG
Supervisor, Third District