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Strickland Latest To Join Race For Ventura County Congressional Seat

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:15am

The race for a new congressional seat in Ventura County is expected to get even more interesting today, with a current State Senator the latest to announce his candidacy for the post.

Republican State Senator Tony Strickland of Camarillo has called a news conference for later this morning to announce he’ll seek the 26th District post.

He’ll be the latest to join a very crowded field, which already includes five Democrats, and one Republican.  Among the best known candidates are two current Ventura County Supervisors, Steve Bennett and Linda Parks.  Bennett is a Democrat, and Parks a Republican, although Parks says she’s running as an independent.

Strickland is well known in Ventura County politics, serving close to a decade as an Assemblyman, and State Senator for the region.

The new 26th Congressional District includes most of Ventura County, except for Simi Valley, which will be a part of the Santa Clarita based 25th District.

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