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County Supervisor's Race

November 03, 1996

Two candidates are seeking the Board of Supervisors seat that will open up when longtime Supervisor Maggie Kildee retires. Key issues include preservation of farmland and plans for a commercial airport at the Pont Mugu Navy base.


Kathy Long

Age: 45

Occupation: Senior administrator for Supervisor Maggie Kildee

Education: Bachelor's degree in administration from Eastern Michigan University.

Background: A former substitute teacher, Long started her political career as an administrative assistant for the city of Detroit in 1979. She later moved to California, where she worked as an assistant to then- Los Angeles Councilwoman Pat Russell. In 1988, Long moved to Camarillo. She served as president of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce before going to work for Kildee in 1991.

Issues: Long wants to protect the area's semirural environment while helping local businesses expand their operations. She opposes a commercial airport at the Point Mugu Navy base.

Mike Morgan

Age: 49

Occupation: Camarillo councilman, federal pretrial services officer.

Education: Master's degree in public administration from USC; bachelor's degree in psychology form Cal State Long Beach

Background: A longtime Camarillo resident, Morgan has been a member of the City Council since 1980. He served as mayor in 1983 and 1995. As a councilman, Morgan helped author the city's 1983 slow-growth ordinance and was instrumental in raising funds for its arts pavilion.

Issues: If elected, Morgan said he would push to stop development of a commercial airport at the Point Mugu Navy installation and protect the county's agricultural base.


3rd Supervisorial District

The district includes the cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Ojai, Santa Paula, and portions of Thousand Oaks.

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