An enthusiastic crowd of Fillmore voters gathered to meet some of November’s candidates for public office Monday evening. Candidates: Top, from left, Nancy Meyer, candidate for Fillmore City Clerk. City Council candidates: Manuel “Manny” Minjares, Rick Neal, and Douglas Tucker. Bottom left (inset): Shannon Godfrey, candidate for Fillmore City Treasurer. City Councilmen and former Mayors Steve Conaway and Roger Campbell introduced the candidates to a large group of supporters.
An enthusiastic crowd of Fillmore voters gathered to meet some of November’s candidates for public office Monday evening. Candidates: Top, from left, Nancy Meyer, candidate for Fillmore City Clerk. City Council candidates: Manuel “Manny” Minjares, Rick Neal, and Douglas Tucker. Bottom left (inset): Shannon Godfrey, candidate for Fillmore City Treasurer. City Councilmen and former Mayors Steve Conaway and Roger Campbell introduced the candidates to a large group of supporters.
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GET FILLMORE BACK ON TRACK was the message from the candidates on Monday night when Filllmore residents had the chance to meet three candidates running for city council this November. Rick Neal, Manuel Minjares and Doug Tucker were on hand to greet concerned citizens and answer questions. Nancy Meyer (City Clerk Candidate) and Shanon Godfry (Treasurer Candidate) were also there and each candidate gave a brief background and qualification talk. Approximately 40 people attended the impromptu gathering in the old bank at Central and Main.
GET FILLMORE BACK ON TRACK was the message from the candidates on Monday night when Filllmore residents had the chance to meet three candidates running for city council this November. Rick Neal, Manuel Minjares and Doug Tucker were on hand to greet concerned citizens and answer questions. Nancy Meyer (City Clerk Candidate) and Shanon Godfry (Treasurer Candidate) were also there and each candidate gave a brief background and qualification talk. Approximately 40 people attended the impromptu gathering in the old bank at Central and Main.
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Candidates Neal and Minjares chat with Raelene Chaney and Carol Askren. To ensure accessibility to the public,
the candidates have created websites & Facebook accounts dedicated to their campaign for office. Find them online at www.tucker4council.com, www.minjares4council.com, www.neal4council.com or on Facebook by searching Doug Tucker, Manuel Minjares or Rick Neal for Fillmore City Council.
Candidates Neal and Minjares chat with Raelene Chaney and Carol Askren. To ensure accessibility to the public, the candidates have created websites & Facebook accounts dedicated to their campaign for office. Find them online at www.tucker4council.com, www.minjares4council.com, www.neal4council.com or on Facebook by searching Doug Tucker, Manuel Minjares or Rick Neal for Fillmore City Council.
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Among the enthusiastic participants in Monday’s meet-and-greet (the new candidates) was former, twice failed, city council candidate, Marcos Hernandez. Marcos enjoyed the refreshments as he mixed with the crowd. There were no reports on whether or not he contributed financially to the election fund.
Among the enthusiastic participants in Monday’s meet-and-greet (the new candidates) was former, twice failed, city council candidate, Marcos Hernandez. Marcos enjoyed the refreshments as he mixed with the crowd. There were no reports on whether or not he contributed financially to the election fund.
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Monday August 20 at 7 p.m.
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

Everyone is invited to a candidate Meet & Greet Monday at 7:00 PM at the Old Bank Building, corner of Central Ave and Main St. City Council candidates Douglas Tucker, Rick Neal and Manual Minjaras, City Clerk candidate Nancy Meyer and City Treasurer candidate Shannon Godfrey will all be be in attendance.

 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

CITY COUNCIL (As of 8/15/2012)
Jamey Brooks Pulled 7/16/12 Filed 7/23/12 Certified 7/27/12
Richard L. Neal Pulled 7/23/12 Filed 8/7/12 Certified 8/10/12
Douglas Tucker Pulled 7/24/12 Filed 8/8/12 Certified 8/10/12
Manuel Minjares Pulled 7/24/12 Filed 8/14/12
Alex Mollkoy Pulled 7/26/12 Filed 8/9/12 Certified 8/10/12
Sandra Pella Pulled 7/30/12 Filed 8/2/12 Certified 8/10/12
Gayle Washburn Pulled 8/6/12 Filed 8/10/12 Certified 8/10/12
RJ Stump Pulled 8/1/12
Gus Briseno Pulled 8/10/12

CITY CLERK
Clay Westling Pulled 7/16/12 Filed 7/19/12 Certified 7/20/12
Nancy Meyer Pulled 8/8/12 Filed 8/10/12 Certfiied 8/10/12

CITY TREASURER
Grace Donahue Pulled 7/26/12 Filed 8/2/12 Certified 8/8/12
Shannon Godfrey Pulled 8/2/12

 


 

Mark A. Lunn, County Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters for Ventura County will be designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA), the highest professional achievement, in ceremonies conducted by the Election Center at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA, at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012.

CERA designation is achieved only through a multi-year course of study conducted by The Election Center’s Professional Education Program and completion of twelve core courses taught by the Master's in Public Administration faculty of Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) ranging from ethics, to voter registration and elections law, planning, communications, and voter participation, among others. The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process.

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To the Editor:
I’m Douglas Tucker and I’m running for City Council. I’ve served the citizens of Fillmore as Chair of the Planning Commission and on the North Fillmore Neighborhood Committee. I believe Clay Westling, our current City Clerk, intentionally limited my ability to present myself through my Candidate Statement which will be used in the November election. The City Clerk should be unbiased, but in my opinion, his actions have been anything but. As part of my intended Candidate Statement I said “we need to put Fillmore back on track”, to which he, Clay Westling, said he didn’t like that statement and rejected my candidate statement. After re-writing my statement, Clay then proceeded to try to say that I chose to re-write my statement on my own accord and he didn’t request it. Thankfully a news reporter was present to witness this interaction with Mr. Westling. My statement that “We need to put Fillmore back on track” means more to me now than it did prior to my experience with the City Clerk. I hope readers agree that it’s time to “Put Fillmore back on track” and get it moving in the right direction again. Thank you and I look forward to your vote in November.
Sincerely,
Douglas Tucker

 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

CITY COUNCIL
Jamey Brooks Pulled 7/16/12 Filed 7/23/12 Certified 7/27/12
Richard L. Neal Pulled 7/23/12 Filed 8/7/12
Douglas Tucker Pulled 7/24/12 Filed 8/8/12
Manuel Minjares Pulled 7/24/12
Alex Mollkoy Pulled 7/26/12
Sandra Pella Pulled 7/30/12 Filed 8/2/12
Gayle Washburn Pulled 8/6/12
CITY CLERK
City Clerk Clay West//ling Pulled 7/16/12 Filled 7/19/12 Certified 7/20/12
Nancy Meyer Pulled 8/8/12
CITY TREASURER
City Treasurer Grace Donahue Pulled 7/26/12 Filed 8/2/12
Shannon Godfrey Pulled 8/2/12

 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

CITY COUNCIL
Jamey Brooks Pulled 7/16/12 Filed 7/23/12 Certified 7/27/12
Richard L. Neal Pulled 7/23/12
Douglas Tucker Pulled 7/24/12
Manuel Minjares Pulled 7/24/12
Alex Mollkoy Pulled 7/26/12
Sandra Pella Pulled 7/30/12

CITY CLERK
City Clerk Clay Westling Pulled 7/16/12 Filled 7/19/12 Certified 7/20/12

CITY TREASURER
City Treasurer Grace Donahue Pulled 7/26/12

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

Two positions on the Fillmore Unified School District Board of Education will be on the November 6, 2012 ballot. The terms of office for Board Members Virginia de la Piedra and John Garnica will end December 2012. The new terms of office will run until December 2016. The current Board Members have the option of running again.

Candidates interested in running for the School Board should pick up filing materials from the County Clerk Elections Division or the Fillmore Unified School Districts Office beginning July 16, 2012 and must deliver the completed materials to the Ventura County Elections Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2012.

If a candidate wishes to publish a statement in the sample ballot pamphlet, it will be the candidate’s responsibility to pay for the statement fee. However, once a candidate has properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy with Ventura County Elections Office and qualifies for the election, the Fillmore Unified School District will provide space in a local newspaper for candidates to publish a statement at no charge to the candidates. Statements published in the local newspaper will have to comply with the same rules that would apply had the candidate filed a statement with Ventura County Elections.

Questions may be addressed to the County Elections Division at 654-2664 or the District Superintendent’s Office at 524-6038. Anyone wishing to pick up materials from the School District Office at 627 Sespe Avenue should call first to be sure that either Cynthia Padilla (524-6038) or Susan Leon (524-6034) will be available to provide the filing materials and instructions.