The Ventura county Democratic Central Committee has elected a new Executive Board and Endorsements Committee. Click on continue reading for the full press release.
I respected Richard Carter. He is a good family man and a decent person. Good luck to the new Chair David Atkins. He has experience with netroots politics. It will be great if he can implement many of those techniques and ideas locally. He created a minor controversy for ridiculing Republicans from Simi Valley as racists. If he learned a lesson somewhere from that it would be helpful.
I will request David Atkins to do an interview soon. Besides the Twitter controversy what questions should I ask him? You don't need to register to comment but keep it classy.
Ventura County Democratic Party Elects Executive Board and Endorsement Committee New membership sworn in to lead party in crucial election year.
CAMARILLO, Calif.--The Ventura County Democratic Central Committee (VCDCC), the governing body of the Ventura County Democratic Party, swore in its new membership and elected its Executive Board (E-Board) and Endorsement Committee on Tuesday.
The E-Board's five officers and Endorsement Committee's seven members and alternates will serve two-year terms, including a pivotal presidential election as well as key races for the Democratic Party in the county. The new members were sworn in by County Supervisor John Zaragoza.
The E-Board members constitute the leadership of the local party. The elected members are:
Chair, David Atkins: Atkins previously served as the local party's First Vice Chair and chair of the party's Field Operations Committee. He will continue in the latter role. Atkins is also the Political Director of the Ventura County Young Democrats, an Executive Board member of the California Democratic Party, and a daily contributor on the award-winning blog "Digby's Hullabaloo."
First Vice Chair, David Pollock: A second-term Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Moorpark. Pollock previously served on the town's school board for 15 years. He recently ran for the 26th Congressional District before withdrawing to help elect Julia Brownley. He is the Secretary of the newly formed Moorpark Democratic Club. This is Pollock's first term on the central committee.
Second Vice Chair, Brian Leshon: Leshon previously served the local Party as Chair, First Vice Chair, most recently as Secretary, Chair of the Party's Communications and Platform Committees (roles he will continue) and President of the Democratic Campaign Council of Ventura County. Leshon serves on the California Democratic Party's Organizational Development Committee.
Secretary, RL Miller: Activist focusing on climate change, Miller is on the board of the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley. She served as an alternate member of the Central Committee, and was elected for the first time this year. RL is the Secretary of the California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus. Miller runs Twitter-based policy news feeds covering environment, climate, and natural resources issues for Congressional staffers.
Treasurer, Shawn Terris: Terris is serving her second term as treasurer of the Central Committee. She is the President of the Stonewall Democratic Club of Ventura County.
Members of the Endorsement Committee were also elected for a two-year term. The Endorsement Committee reviews Democratic candidates for local offices, ballot measures and pending legislation recommending endorsements for upcoming elections. Endorsement committee members include: KK Holland (District 1), RL Miller (District 2), Bruce Little (District 3), Richard Carter (District 4), Joseph Castañeda (District 5), Bette Empol (alternate) and Caleb Donner (alternate).
"This is a crucial year for the Democratic Party, and I'm confident that this board and endorsement committee will provide the leadership we need to ensure Ventura County elects the Democratic leadership it needs," said outgoing chairman Richard Carter. "I've been proud to serve with many of these dedicated leaders, and I look forward to working with them in the future."