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School Board: Jerry Dannenberg (District 4)

School Board: Jerry Dannenberg (District 4)

Thomas Weldele

November 2, 2018

Interviewer: What’s your background as a Venturan? Dannenberg: As a Venturan? Interviewer: Yeah. Dannenberg: 32 years ago my wife and two children and I moved here from Northern California, we spent five years up in Del Norte County. Prior to that I was born and raised in Escondido, Califor...

School Board: Tomas Juarico Luna (District 1)

School Board: Tomas Juarico Luna (District 1)

Marin Valerio

November 1, 2018

TOMAS LUNA: My name is Tomas Juarico Luna. I am a candidate for School Board Trustee, District Number 1. I would like to say it in Spanish as well. Mi nombre es Tomas Juarico Luna. Soy candidato de School Board Trustee en Ventura Unified School District here in District Number 1, y estoy muy orgulloso de ...

School Board: Deborah Meyer-Morris (District 4)

School Board: Deborah Meyer-Morris (District 4)

Jocelyn Brossia

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: Can you tell me your background as a Venturan? DEBORAH MEYER-MORRIS: I’ve lived in the county for many years —for 24 years. We lived 15 years in Oxnard before we moved to Oxnard nine years ago to Ventura. Since coming to town nine years ago, we have raised two children. They both gr...

School Board: Madhu Bajaj (District 4)

School Board: Madhu Bajaj (District 4)

Thea Wulff

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan?  MADHU BAJAJ: My family and I came to Ventura in 2005. I grew up in Westlake Village so I was familiar with Ventura, but I started living here in 2005 and my son was about a year old. My husband and I were new business owners in town. We purcha...

School Board: Antony Krzywicki (District 1)

School Board: Antony Krzywicki (District 1)

Elie Bufford

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? ANTONY KRZYWICKI: I’ve lived in Ventura, I bought a house here about two years back, and I have lived here for a total of five years. INTERVIEWER: At the end of your term, if elected, how will Ventura Unified schools be using technology in ...

School Board: Velma Lomax (District 1)

School Board: Velma Lomax (District 1)

Lauren Shields

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan?  LOMAX: My husband and I came to Ventura 44 years ago. We owned a machine shop 一a manufacturing company一 and we opened it down behind what is the “old Target”. Ironically I have to tell you that it used to be the Gym Co; it was a Gym Co. ...

City Council: Irene Henry (District 1)

City Council: Irene Henry (District 1)

Emma Yakel

November 2, 2018

  INTERVIEWER: What's your background as a Venturan? IRENE HENRY: Okay. As a Venturan, well, I’m a State Farm agent. I was also a volleyball coach at both Holy Cross school and at Villanova High School. In my first year coaching, I actually coached for the Ventura City Parks and Recs d...

City Council: Jim Friedman (District 5)

City Council: Jim Friedman (District 5)

Alex Dodos

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What's your background as a Venturan? JIM FRIEDMAN: I moved here in 1990 and got very involved in the business community. For five years, I was elected to the City Council and two years later, I was mayor. I was embraced by the community in a pretty short order. It was at this time tha...

City Council: Sofia Rubalcava (District 1)

City Council: Sofia Rubalcava (District 1)

Lillian Li

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What is your background as a Venturan? SOFIA RUBALCAVA: So as a Venturan I was actually born and raised in Ventura. I actually now still live on the same street that I lived on as a child, over on the west side. Yeah, it's Ramona Street, so that's where I was born, that's where I grew up....

City Council: Jack Selby (District 6)

City Council: Jack Selby (District 6)

Matthew Godfrey

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What’s your background as a Venturan? JACK SELBY: Okay, so I have been in Ventura my whole life. I am a sixth generation Ventura family, so we have been here for quite a while. I had three straight generations of district attorneys in my family, so yeah, we have been here for a while and ...

City Council: Mike Marostica (District 4)

City Council: Mike Marostica (District 4)

Jack Vielbig

November 2, 2018

  INTERVIEWER: What's your background as a Venturan? MIKE MAROSTICA: I am a lifelong east-end Ventura resident. I grew up in the east end and my parents still live in the house I grew up in. When I moved out and started a family of my own, I moved even further east than my parents and rais...

City Council: Spencer Noren (District 4)

City Council: Spencer Noren (District 4)

Blythe Blakeman

November 2, 2018

INTERVIEWER: What’s your background as a Venturan? SPENCER NOREN: Yeah um, background as a Venturan—I’m a four generation Venturan; my grandmother was born here, her father Orville Thillemore lived off of Foothill Road above Seton Hall and had a grocery store downtown off of Meadow, which was calle...

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