An opening in Simi Valley?

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In a story in today's Star, I write about speculation that Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy could become a "wild card" candidate for the Republican nomination for governor (sorry, I can't provide the story link because I'm writing this before the story is posted at VenturaCountyStar.com).

In a brief telephone interview on Friday, Foy sounded like someone very much intrigued by the idea and acknowledged that he's "not discouraging" conservatives who are dropping his name as a potential candidate. He said he intends to be present and visible at the state GOP convention Feb. 20-22 in Sacramento, but that there will be no "Foy for Governor" signs in the trunk of his car.

As with all political possibilities, this one creates a trail of potential ripples. If Foy were to run for statewide office in 2010, he would have to vacate his Simi Valley-district seat on the Board of Supervisors. And that would create an opening for Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, who lives in the district and who will be termed out of the Assembly next year.

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Timm,
Ever notice the musical chairs of political life. If any of these politicians went through pay cuts and furloughs like the rest of us, perhaps they would go back to the proviate sector they are so adept at praising!

I guess Simi would get exactly the representation they want.

Foy thinks he's in charge of the geshtapo! He's turning Ventura County into his own little communist society. He send people around doing illegal searches to see if residents are complying with dog licensing rules and forces them to comply or issues citations. He also sends out task forces to entrap people who are making an honest living and treats them like common criminals. Then the DA's office lies in order to get plea bargains. GOVERNOR?!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

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The Ventura County Star's Sacramento Bureau Chief Timm Herdt on state issues and politics from Sacramento to Ventura County. He can be contacted at therdt@vcstar.com
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