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Former Ventura County Supervisor Dies

A longtime Ventura County Supervisor has died.

Judy Mikels was known for her dedication to public service, starting her political career as a Simi Valley Planning Commissioner and a Simi Valley City Councilwoman. Mikels was elected to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in 1994, serving three terms on the board.

In 2006, she lost her bid for a fourth term for the seat representing eastern Ventura County to Peter Foy. After leaving office, she moved to Tucson, Arizona. She died following a long battle with a lung disorder. Mikels was 73 years old.

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. 
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