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South Coast Mayor Announces Plans To Run For Ventura County Supervisor

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Thousand Oaks Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pena announces plans to run for Ventura County's Second District supervisorial seat

Seeking seat representing much of southeastern Ventura County

A longtime South Coast community leader has announced plans to run for a Ventura County supervisorial seat which will be open next year.

Claudia Bill-de La Pena is Mayor of Thousand Oaks, and has been on the Thousand Oaks City Council for two decades. The former broadcast journalist is the first candidate to announce plans to run for Ventura County’s Second District Supervisorial seat.

She says her priorities include keeping a strong economy for the county, supporting agriculture, taking steps to better prepare the region for the impacts of climate change, and beefing up mental health and homeless services.

The seat is currently held by Linda Parks, who can’t seek re-election next year due to term limits.

During the height of the pandemic, a group of people upset over COVID-19 shutdowns took out papers to try to recall Parks. But, so far they haven’t submitted the necessary signatures to put a measure on the ballot.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.