A South Coast assemblyman representing much of Ventura County is back home, after spending the last year on active military duty in Afganistan.
Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Moorpark was elected to the 37th Assembly District in 2010, but the Navy reservist was deployed in March of last year.
His staff handled his office while he was deployed, and he didn’t take pay for his assembly post.
Gorrell returned home this week, and is expected to return to his legislative duties next week.
He’s also arrived just in time to face re-election.
Thanks to redistricting, he’s running in the new 44th Assembly District, which covers much of central and eastern Ventura County.