Note: I bumped this to the top of my blog because this is the biggest annual Democratic event.
UPDATE: State Senator Fran Pavley, recently back from meeting with President Barack Obama, will be attending. Here is a photo of her meeting President Barack Obama:
Fran Pavley pushed through legislation that would have allowed California to set a different standard for new vehicles. Under President George W. Bush the EPA didn't allow the legislation to go into effect. But President Obama brought together environmentalists and automanufacturers together to agree on some changes that create higher federal standards. Her legislation started here in California but will be going into effect across the nation.
Click here for an article from Michael Collins explaining this in more detail.
The Ventura County Democratic Central Committee holds an annual Spring Fling Party to raise money for their organization and to have a good time. This event is great for aspiring candidates to meet with activists, get a quick introduction, and practice their stump speech.
There is room set out for those that want to put up a table to support their causes and candidates.
To purchase tickets, reserve space for a table, or to make sure your candidate is introduced click on continue reading for the contact information for the committee putting on the event.
This year they are also inviting all of the Democratic candidates for attorney general to speak. There will be opportunities to meet the candidates, ask them questions, and sign up to help their campaigns. I haven't yet confirmed the list of Attorney General candidates that will be there.
Candidates or elected officials I expect to be there ( beyond the attorney general candidates):
House of Representatives CA 24 ( Currently Gallegly)
Confirmed with me that they are attending:
Shawn Stern (Officially declared)
Marie Panec ( Possible candidate)
Tim Allison ( Possible candidate)
Haven't heard if she is attending:
Marta Jorgenson ( Officially declared)
Democrat Shawn Stern has a great looking website put together. I am sure more policy positions and future events will be posted in the coming months. He does know a way to drive up his google rank and to catch my attention is to post a link to this blog.
Shawn, thanks for the link on your website. Here is a return favor:
State Assembly 35th District ( Currently Pedro Nava)
Confirmed by me that they are attending:
"Absolutely. Wouldn't miss it for the world!"
"organizing and participating with the local Democratic Party is the best way to move forward a progressive agenda."
Ventura City Council Member Ed Summers
Any other candidates that you have heard will be attending?