City of residence: Ventura
Party affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: County Supervisor
Previous political experience (elective and appointed positions): Ventura City Council, one term
Education: Bachelor of arts, honors in economics, Brown University; master's in education, Butler University
Family: Wife: Leslie Ogden, former Spanish teacher at Nordhoff High School
Key issues: Keeping Ventura County government's finances strong, the economic vitality of our region healthy, protecting our exceptional quality of life and environment, supporting strong public safety efforts and important social programs such as foster care for children and care for our elderly. Working with our cities on shared issues such as homelessness, transit services, and beach water quality.
Why are you running: To continue the common sense policies that have made Ventura County an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family while keeping our county government's finances strong.
Tell us something surprising about yourself: For the last six years my wife Leslie and I have been helping to raise four children living in our home.