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Cities’ Election Slates Take Shape

Three Camarillo City Council members will face three political newcomers in the fall general election, while two Moorpark office holders will run unopposed, officials said Monday.

Last Friday was the deadline to file nomination papers for the Nov. 8 election in both cities.

Due to late filings, however, it was not clear until Monday what the final list of candidates would be in those city races.

In Camarillo, council members Charlotte Craven, Stan Daily and Ken Gose will square off against Richard Lundberg, an engineer; Jackie Mathis, executive director of an Oxnard defense contractor, and Robert Radnoti, director of quality management for Exxon Corp.

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Mathis said he decided to enter the race because he believes he can use his managerial skills to help the city better plan for the future while reducing city operating costs.

“I think the city of Camarillo is ready for some new leadership,” Mathis said.

Meanwhile, Moorpark Mayor Paul Lawrason and Councilmen Bernardo Perez and John Wozniak will not have to worry about campaigning this year. All are unopposed.

Although Planning Commissioner Michael Wesner pulled nomination papers, he did not file them by Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline, said City Clerk Lillian Hare.

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