Kevin Clerici, Candidate for City Council Dist 1

Clerici is the executive director of Downtown’s nonprofit improvement district.

Candidate statement
Kevin Clerici, Candidate for City Council Dist 1

Ventura Firefighters, Police Officers, local labor leaders and small business owners all agree that Kevin Clerici is the experienced choice for Ventura City Council District 1.

“I’m running for City Council to ensure we have safer neighborhoods, protect our environment, address our homeless/vagrancy challenges, improve traffic infrastructure and expand our parks and open spaces so our children, seniors and working families can thrive,” said Kevin, 41, an Avenue homeowner.

Since 2011, Kevin, a former local journalist, has served as executive director of Downtown’s nonprofit improvement district, which is independent of the City. He is the only candidate who lives and works in District 1.

During his time downtown, Kevin has forged a reputation as an informed and accessible leader who is quick to help others and is known for getting things done. Kevin is on the front lines of addressing the City’s homeless and housing challenges and sits on the countywide Mental Health Advisory Board and city’s homeless task force, among others. He’s endorsed by Ventura’s Police & Firefighters Associations.

“I have spent 20 years in public service and believe in bringing people together to solve problems,” he said, noting that the Westside has not had an elected local resident in decades. “No candidate will be more devoted, accessible or prepared. District 1 deserves an experienced, trusted leader. A real champion to make sure the Westside and Downtown get the attention and resources it deserves.”
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