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Ventura County congresswoman says she'll seek re-election in newly configured district

Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village touring a Ventura Water facility with EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

Democrat Julia Brownley hopes to retain 26th District seat.

A congresswoman who’s represented much of Ventura County for close to a decade says she’ll seek re-election in her newly configured district.

Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village has represented the 26th Congressional District since 2013.

In the wake of the 2020 census, and the redistricting process, there are some changes to the district. The new 26th District will be about 80% the same as it is now, covering most of Ventura County. But, Ojai and Ventura will shift out of the 26th District, to the 24th.

The new 26th District will get all of Simi Valley instead of the small slice it has now. It will also include the Los Angeles County communities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas.

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.