To the Editor:
It is my pleasure and honor to endorse Martin Hernandez for County Supervisor, 3rd District. He is well qualified to serve having worked for incumbent Supervisor Kathy Long for fifteen years, the last 5 as her chief of staff. He has extensive knowledge of the issues and concerns of the districtâs constituents, a deep understanding of the workings of county government, and congenial relationships with his colleagues and numerous stakeholders.
As senior executive administrative aide to Mrs. Long, I had worked with Martin for 10 years and have seen Martinâs ability to adeptly solve constituentsâ problems by actively listening to their concerns, showing sensitivity and compassion, and bringing together all parties to reach a consensus outcome.
Martin has what it takes to be a successful leader. Please vote for Martin Hernandez in the June 7th primary.
To the Editor:
MARTIN HERNANDEZ A MAN OF HONOR
My wife and I met Martin Hernandez 17 years ago when we were going through some personal life struggles. We had been looking for solutions and support while facing what was ahead of us. When we met Martin we were impressed by his calm and collective manner, we knew right off he was genuine and what we had been looking for in support and wisdom.
Martin was wonderful to my wife and I. He was there for us in a professional manner, but also opened his heart and home to us on a personal level. Over time, our relationship evolved into a strong bond and friendship. Martin continues to demonstrate to me what a man living in his truth and integrity looks like. Whenever I am around him, I am impressed and reminded on how important it is to respect everyone around us whether they are the janitor or CEO.
My wife and I are asking you to support Martin Hernandez for Supervisor, Third District because he embodies the qualities of a leader. Martin is here to serve his constituents and is grounded in the principals of Humility, Respect, Honesty and Integrity. In addition, Martin is committed to the Third District and is the only candidate that has the experience necessary to provide our neighborhoods and communities with best representation possible.
Martin will influence real change. My wife and I know this first hand because of the influence he has had in our lives. As a leader in our lives, he guided us from our past struggles and into more positive, productive, loving, and successful life that has allowed us to contribute more of our time to our family and community.
Martin Hernandez is the RIGHT AND ONLY Leader for Ventura County Supervisor â Third District. Vote for Martin Hernandez on June 7.
Jose and Brigette Rodriguez
Santa Paula, CA 93060
To the Editor:
I am supporting Martin Hernandez for Third District Supervisor. With a lot of people in politics or public service, the better you know them the less you like or respect them. My experience with Martin is just the opposite: the more I know him, the more I like and respect him.
Martin has the most extensive, relevant experience of any candidate. Martinâs spent years as a medical first responder, a drug and alcohol counselor, and as manager of a facility that provided services to families in distress. He has served Supervisor Kathy Long for 15 years, more than 5 years as chief of staff. His responsibilities have included the issues that are important to all of us: public safety, healthcare, preservation of agriculture, clean water, etc. He has worked with every department at the County, and has strong working relationships with staff and agency heads. Martin knows what works, and what needs work.
The public who call a County Supervisorâs office are often distressed. The Supervisor is their last hope to resolve a problem, or they just donât know who to call. Handling these calls requires enormous patience and compassion, and Martin has demonstrated both. As Supervisor, he will ensure that his office reflects those values, and treats the public with fairness and respect.
Transitioning from staff person to elected official can be difficult. Martin has been a City Councilmember and Mayor in Santa Paula for the last 3 1Ćœ2 years, and has already made that transition. Martin is ready, now, to be your County Supervisor.
Remember to vote for Martin Hernandez in the June primary to make sure he is on the November ballot!
Mary Ann Krause
Santa Paula, CA
Former Deputy to Supervisor Kathy Long, and Former Mayor of Santa Paula
To the Editor:
Martin Hernandez is the right leader for the Third District
As someone who has personally worked alongside Martin Hernandez, the Chief of Staff for retiring Third District Supervisor Kathy Long, for almost 15 years, I have decided to give my full support for Mr. Hernandez to succeed Supervisor Long.
In a crowded field of approximately seven candidates, I firmly believe that Martin Hernandez is the most qualified person to continue the work of Kathy Long as the outgoing Third District Supervisor. As a representative of the Ventura County agricultural industry for almost 39 years, I have had numerous opportunities to work with Mr. Hernandez on a variety of county issues, including reducing the chloride content of discharged water in the Santa Clara River, adoption of zoning regulations for farm labor housing, and numerous zoning and regulatory issues affecting farmers in their business operations. Throughout this entire time, I have found Mr. Hernandez to be very professional and an extremely qualified individual representing the interests of the constituents of the Third District.
I was recently encouraged by the personal endorsement of Supervisor Long of Martin Hernandez because I believe the citizens of the Third Supervisorial District in which I reside, need someone who will âhit the ground runningâ, not individuals looking for a placeholder for future state offices.
While many of the residents of the greater Camarillo area do not know Mr. Hernandez, he is very well known throughout the Santa Clara Valley and currently serves as the Mayor of Santa Paula. He is also a veteran, husband, father and grandfather. His experience and knowledge of the processes of the VC Board of Supervisors for over 15 years, working relationships with other incumbent supervisors, overseeing the operation of a city as its mayor, and his ability to listen to constituents and try to find commonsense bipartisan resolutions, deserves the vote of the residents of the Third Supervisorial District.
Robert P. Roy
President and General, Ventura County Agricultural Association Camarillo, California
To the Editor:
I support Martin Hernandez for Third District Supervisor. In my opinion, Martin is the only candidate with proven experience, an honest reputation, and a genuine passion for public service. Remarkably, it is his capacity for cultivating relationships that sets Martin Hernandez apart from the other candidates. Martin has spent over 20 years serving the communities of Ventura County, building valuable relationships and earning the publicâs trust.
Healthy working relationships do not get built overnight. They are developed over time and grow best from the ground up. These relationships are the result of having survived the true test of time; together celebrating the highs and recovering from the lows. Connecting with people and making them feel that they count is a gift that has served Martin well. He does not use people as a means to an end. Martin gets relationships right.
Equipped with the legacy of fostering relationships and 25 plus years of institutional knowledge, Martin is ready to launch forward on Day One. He will not come with a training curve or waste taxpayersâ money trying to figure out âwhoâs whoâ. He will not have to learn how to navigate county government. He knows already our community stakeholders from the executive leadership to the line staff. Having worked as Mayor of Santa Paula and Chief of Staff for Supervisor Kathy Long, he knows well the functions of government administration at both the city and county levels.
Martinâs ability to lead the Third District into the next four years is unmatched. As a resident of Port Hueneme and a member of the Santa Paula community, I Invite you to join me in voting for Martin Hernandez.
By Laura D. Hernandez
Port Hueneme, CA
Adjunct Professor, California State University Channel Islands
Former Assistant Director, Ventura County Sheriffâs Office of Emergency Services