Two Ventura County supervisors are running unopposed for re-election, but a third seat has turned into a crowded field, with four candidates, including the incumbent in the race.
With the filing deadline passing at 5 p.m. Friday, Second District Supervisor Kathy Long, and Fifth District Supervisor John Zaragoza are unopposed the in efforts to win new four year terms.
But, the situation is cloudy in the First Supervisorial District. Incumbent Steve Bennett is facing Ventura County Fire Chief Bob Roper, Ventura City Councilwoman Chrisy Weir, and Ventura City Councilman Neal Andrews. It originally appeared to be a race for a wide open seat, because last year, Bennett announced he would not seek re-election, and would be running as a Democrat for Ventura County’s 26th District Congressional seat. But then, in February, Bennett announced he was dropping out of the congressional race, and would instead seek to keep his current supervisorial seat.