On January 6, 2009, Kathy I. Long took the oath of office and officially began her fourth term as the Supervisor for Ventura County Third District.
Kathy, a native of Saginaw, Michigan earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education from Eastern Michigan University in 1972, and began her political career in 1979 working as an Administrative Assistant for the City of Detroit. Kathy moved to Los Angeles in 1981 taking a staff position with Los Angeles City Council President Pat Russell.
In 1988 Kathy and her husband Randy moved to Camarillo where she became involved with the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. Kathy served on numerous Chamber committees and as President in 1991. Former Supervisor Maggie Erickson Kildee hired Kathy as her Administrative Assistant in 1991 and upon Supervisor Kildee’s retirement Kathy successfully ran for Supervisor, beginning her first term of office on January 7, 1997.
Supervisor Long currently serves as the 2010 Chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Her priorities for 2010 will be to provide cost effective programs for public safety, health and welfare of all residents. In addition to her work as Supervisor, Kathy participates as an active member of service and business organizations within the Third District. She was named the 2002 - 2003 Camarillo Chamber of Commerce “Public Servant of the Year” and in 2004 the Ventura County Leadership Academy honored her with the “Distinguished Community Leader Award” and in April 2005 Supervisor Long received the American Red Cross Clara Barton “Public Servant of the Year” award. In 2004 and 2005 Kathy received the Ventura County Economic Development Association’s (VCEDA) “Spirit of Government Award”. In February 2008 Supervisor Long received the “Woman of Vision Award” from the Ventura Interfaith Ministerial Association.
Supervisor Long’s district includes Camarillo, California State University–Channel Islands, Port Hueneme, Southeast Oxnard, East Oxnard Plain, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru, Lockwood Valley, and Eastern Portion of Naval Base Ventura County Port Hueneme.