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October 9, 1998
Voters are sure to be bombarded with campaign mail in this hard-fought district, where frustrated Republicans have taken aim at first-term Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). Wealthy businessman Randy Hoffman is the GOP standard-bearer. He expects help from such high-profile Republican leaders as Newt Gingrich and Dan Quayle, despite his sometimes maverick views: He supports abortion rights and wants to ban assault weapons.
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April 18, 2002 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousand Oaks Mayor Ed Masry has filed a complaint with state regulators alleging that failed supervisorial candidate Randy Hoffman's campaign illegally coordinated political research and strategy with a so-called independent expenditure committee that supported Hoffman. Independent expenditure committees may spend unlimited amounts in support of a candidate so long as their efforts are not coordinated with the candidate.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousand Oaks entrepreneur Randy Hoffman will kick off his push for an open seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors next week with costly cable TV ads and a glittery fund-raiser hosted by billionaire supporter David Murdock. With no limits on contributions and a number of well-heeled backers, Hoffman's entry into the race all but ensures that spending for the Thousand Oaks-based supervisorial district will set records, a political analyst said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Millionaire businessman Randy Hoffman has thrown his name into a pool of candidates hoping to be appointed to the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission tonight. Hoffman will be nominated by Councilman Dan Del Campo, who said he supports the former technology executive "100%." "He's demonstrated a tremendous amount of willingness to serve his community," Del Campo said. "He has intelligence and independence. I believe he will serve this community well."
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May 17, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first campaign forum between first-term Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and his five challengers Saturday, millionaire businessman Randy Hoffman took the brunt of the attacks. Hoffman, a Republican newcomer who leads the fund-raising race thanks to $425,000 in loans to himself, was accused by Sherman and a fellow Republican, Joe Gelman, of having no opinions on tough policy issues. "We don't need plastic or fluff," said Gelman, a former newspaper columnist.
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April 13, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Randy Hoffman concedes that he was probably driven to excel in business in order to overcome a troubled childhood and an abusive, alcoholic stepfather. At 17, he won top honors at his school for forming a student-run company that sold holiday-decorated brandy snifters filled with peppermint candies. By age 30, he was president of a binocular manufacturing firm with over $100 million in annual sales.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newt's out, Heather's in. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, stuck in Washington as Congress and President Clinton wrestle over the budget, was forced to cancel his fund-raiser for Republican congressional candidate Randy Hoffman this morning. Taking his place--Heather Locklear.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1998
Former Vice President Dan Quayle said Thursday that Republicans will dominate in the November election, in part because voters are yearning for a return to traditional family values and "integrity from our leaders" in the wake of the Clinton scandal. Quayle, in town for a political fund-raiser for congressional hopeful Randy Hoffman, repeated his call for President Clinton to resign, saying he has tarnished the presidency and damaged the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2002
I read with interest a letter to the editor by Jim McHarg of Thousand Oaks, questioning a letter I sent out critical of Linda Parks. McHarg stated that the letter was sent out using taxpayer funds. Perhaps a closer examination of the facts is warranted. The letter is clearly marked as being paid for and sent by Randy Hoffman for Supervisor, a fact McHarg failed to mention. Taxpayers did not spend one cent on this mailing. I find it interesting that McHarg chose to question my letter of support for Hoffman and not defend Parks' liberal record in Thousand Oaks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2002 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousand Oaks Mayor Ed Masry has filed a complaint with state regulators alleging that failed supervisorial candidate Randy Hoffman's campaign illegally coordinated political research and strategy with a so-called independent expenditure committee that supported Hoffman. Independent expenditure committees may spend unlimited amounts in support of a candidate so long as their efforts are not coordinated with the candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the leafy affluence that is Thousand Oaks, a political candidate needs to remember one thing: Always embrace the environment by protecting the oak trees, ridgelines and open spaces that distinguish this city. Councilwoman Linda Parks was weaned on that truism; her rival in the supervisorial race, Randy Hoffman, is learning it fast. The activist politician and the millionaire businessman want to replace retiring Frank Schillo as the Ventura County supervisor representing Thousand Oaks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2002
I read with interest a letter to the editor by Jim McHarg of Thousand Oaks, questioning a letter I sent out critical of Linda Parks. McHarg stated that the letter was sent out using taxpayer funds. Perhaps a closer examination of the facts is warranted. The letter is clearly marked as being paid for and sent by Randy Hoffman for Supervisor, a fact McHarg failed to mention. Taxpayers did not spend one cent on this mailing. I find it interesting that McHarg chose to question my letter of support for Hoffman and not defend Parks' liberal record in Thousand Oaks.
NEWS
January 27, 2002
Question: Your critics say you're hard to get along with and that you've built a political career pandering to Thousand Oaks' NIMBYs. Response? Answer: I'm certainly not part of the good old boys' network. I have opposed projects such as a $12.5-million taxpayer giveaway for a seven-story parking structure and movie theater right next to City Hall. I opposed the development of the Hill Canyon wetlands for a high-priced golf course. So I've been on the front of many battles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT and MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite a late start, Thousand Oaks businessman Randy Hoffman has amassed $152,000 in his push for a seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, outstripping the $64,000 raised by rival Linda Parks. Hoffman's donations came from an array of well-heeled individuals and business owners in the Thousand Oaks area. One major backer is billionaire David H. Murdock, chief executive of Dole Food Co. and developer of the luxury Lake Sherwood estates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousand Oaks entrepreneur Randy Hoffman will kick off his push for an open seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors next week with costly cable TV ads and a glittery fund-raiser hosted by billionaire supporter David Murdock. With no limits on contributions and a number of well-heeled backers, Hoffman's entry into the race all but ensures that spending for the Thousand Oaks-based supervisorial district will set records, a political analyst said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about contrasts: One of the hottest congressional contests in Southern California next year could pit a ponytailed guitar god against a balding tax lawyer. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, the colorful former lead guitarist of 1970s arena rockers the Doobie Brothers, has retained a campaign consultant and is contemplating a GOP challenge next year to the House seat held by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), a Harvard-educated tax attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan, a political maverick not shy about straying from his Republican Party, on Tuesday endorsed GOP candidate Randy Hoffman in one of the San Fernando Valley's most hotly contested congressional races. The Hoffman campaign's celebration was dampened, however, with news of the death of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, which forced Riordan to miss the candidate's rally announcing the endorsement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan, a political maverick not shy about straying from his Republican Party, on Tuesday endorsed GOP candidate Randy Hoffman in a hotly contested congressional race that includes the Conejo Valley. The Hoffman campaign's celebration was dampened, however, with news of the death of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, which forced Riordan to miss the candidate's rally announcing the endorsement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1998 | BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is an op-ed page editor of the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County editions
The 24th Congressional District, as it has been for the last three election cycles, is something of a political OK Corral where well-financed candidates gun it out in races with national ramifications. That's because Republicans think the district, which encompasses wealthy neighborhoods in the West Valley, Malibu and Ventura County, should be theirs. Instead, the Democrats have held sway for years, with Anthony Beilenson and most recently Brad Sherman. This year's race is no exception.
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