Chamber recommendations for coming elections

The Ventura Chamber PAC interviewed candidates for the Ventura City Council. All ten candidates were invited to participate in the endorsement process. The following candidates are endorsed by the business group’s PAC.

Matt LaVere
David Grau
Cheryl Heitmann

“We endorsed these 3 candidates for their knowledge and understanding of city government, solutions-oriented posture, and demonstrated commitment to follow-through on issues important to the business community,” said Steve Greig, Chair of the Ventura Chamber PAC. “These candidates understand that job creation and development are critical to Ventura’s economic vitality.”

The Ventura Chamber PAC also interviewed candidates for the Ventura Unified School District Board. All seven candidates were invited to participate in the endorsement process for the two open seats. The following candidates are endorsed by the business group’s PAC.

Don Wood
Lou Cunningham

“We were impressed by the qualifications and thoughtful perspective of all of the candidates that we interviewed. Each appreciates the importance of the partnership between schools and the business community, which helps make Ventura a great place to live and promotes a qualified local workforce. Ultimately, we endorsed Don Wood and Lou Cunningham for the unique expertise and experience they can bring to the position. They have demonstrated commitment, leadership and a collaborative solutions-oriented approach to the challenges that face the school district,” said James Perero, 2016 Ventura Chamber Board Chair and Chamber PAC Trustee.

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) has a twelve member Board of Trustees who share the Ventura Chamber’s values for business and economic prosperity. Their mission is to seek out, endorse and support candidates for public office at the City and County levels who support free enterprise, believe in fiscally responsible government and whose views represent the interest of both the private and public sectors of the economy.

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