There were numerous municipal posts decided locally in yesterday’s election, with some of the biggest changes in Oxnard.
The city has been hit by controversy for the last few years, first by a criminal investigation by the Ventura County District’s Attorney’s office over its handling of contracts, and personal gifts, and then the ouster of its longtime City Manager. Against that backdrop, voters elected City Councilman Tim Flynn as their new mayor, and from a field of 13 candidates, chose Bryan MacDonald and Dick Jaquez as council members.
Daniel Martinez squeezed by two challengers to keep his City Clerk’s post, while Dannie Navas won the City Treasurer’s post.
In Thousand Oaks, Jaqui Irwin was the top vote getter out of nine City Council Candidates to keep her seat, while Al Adam will fill the other open council post.
Simi Valley voters kept one City Council member for a new four year term, while ousting a second. Steve Sojka won re-election, and will be joined by Keith Mashburn, leaving incumbent Barbara Williamson off the panel.
And, in Carpinteria, Wade Nomura and Fred Shaw were elected to the City Council, with incumbent Kathleen Reddington losing her council slot.