Press Release: Henry Stern Endorsed by Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks

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For Immediate Release March 15, 2016


Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks — an extremely well known advocate for open space and transparency in government and California’s most prominent Independent leader — announced that she is supporting Henry Stern for the 27th State Senate District in the June 7 primary election.
“I’ve worked with Henry Stern to preserve open space in the Santa Monica Mountains and in Ventura County, and I’ve seen first hand that he has the integrity, intelligence and experience to stand up to the powerful special interests,” Parks said. “As Senator Fran Pavley’s senior policy advisor, I’ve also worked with Henry to hold polluters accountable and make state government more responsive to the needs of Ventura County,” Parks continued.
Senator Pavley endorsed Stern when he announced his candidacy last year.
Supervisor Parks, who previously served as Mayor and City Council member for the City of Thousand Oaks, sponsored the “Parks Initiative” that preserves open space and parkland in Thousand Oaks, wrote the City’s first campaign reform law, and is one of the organizing directors of the countywide SOAR campaign. Parks worked with Pavley and community leaders in the sixteen-year effort that culminated in the purchase of Ahmanson Ranch as a State Park.
“I’m honored to be supported by Supervisor Linda Parks — a truly independent leader who fights for the people of Thousand Oaks and the 2nd Supervisorial District,” Stern said. “She’s served as an important role model in the effort to preserve parks and open space, reduce traffic — and protect our quality of life.”
Last week Democrat Stern also earned the endorsements of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, the Tri-Counties Central Labor Council, Equality California, Ventura County Professional Firefighters’ Association Local 1364, CAL FIRE Local 2881, and the California Association of Highway Patrolmen.