PORT HUENEME : Councilman Won’t Seek Reelection

Port Hueneme City Councilman James Daniels has announced that he will step down in December after eight years on the council, and community activist Tony Volante filed to run for the office Monday.

“I feel I have served the city long enough,” said Daniels, 68. “It has been eight years as a councilman and 37 as an active member of the community. It is time for me to retire.”

Daniels said he plans to spend more time with his wife of 48 years, Ginny, and to travel across the United States.

Volante, 58, retired from the United States Air Force in 1993. He has since participated in community committees and causes, including the Save Our Port Hueneme Police Department committee. He was not available for comment Monday.


Two weeks ago, Robert E. Turner, president of the Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce, and Jon Sharkey, a music production manager, announced their intention to run for City Council.

In addition to Daniels’ term, those of Ken Hess and Dorill Wright will also expire this year. Both council members said they plan to announce this week whether they will seek reelection.