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Ventura County Supervisor Announces Plans To Run For State Assembly


A longtime government official in Ventura County has announced plans to run for an open State Assembly seat in the region. Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett will seek the 37th District State Assembly seat, which includes parts of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Bennett was a high school teacher who was elected to the Ventura City Council in the 1990’s. In 2000, he was elected to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The Democrat is best known for his efforts to protect open space in the county from development. He can’t seek re-election due to term limits.

Term limits are causing a chain reaction of political moves.

Monique Limon, the Democratic State Assemblywoman who currently holds the 37th District seat, is running for the 19th District State Senate seat.  It will be vacant because the current officeholder, Hannah-Beth Jackson can’t seek re-election due to term limits.