The 2020 General Presidential Election took place on November 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all registered voters in California received a vote by mail ballot and had the option to vote by mail, by returning their ballot to an official ballot drop box, or by voting in-person at one of the COVID-compliant in person voting locations.
During this election, voters in Simi Valley had an opportunity to vote for the offices of: President & Vice President of the United States, US Congress District 25, US Congress District 26*, State Senate District 27, State Assembly District 38*, Simi Valley City Mayor, Simi Valley City Council District 1*, Simi Valley City Council District 3*, Simi Valley Unified School District Area C*, Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, Ventura County Community College District Area 4, and Calleguas Municipal Water District Division 1. (*Certain offices up for election were only available to those within a specific residential district, so not all offices for election were on every individual ballot).
President & Vice President of the United States:
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (D) won the Office of the President & Vice President of the United States 51% of the votes (aprox. 79,139,000) and 306 electoral college votes, defeating Donald Trump and Mike Pence (R), who received 47.3% of the votes (approx. 73,383,611) and 232 electoral college votes.
United States Congress, District 25:
Mike Garcia (R) won the US Congress, District 25 seat with 169,638 votes (50%), defeating Christy Smith (D), who received 169,305 votes (50%).
United States Congress, District 26:
Julia Brownley (D) won the US Congress, District 26 seat with 60.6% of the vote, defeating Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy (R) who received 39.4% of the vote.
California State Senate, District 27:
Henry Stern (D) won the California State Senate, District 27 seat with 40% of the vote, defeating Houman Salem (R) who received 40% of the vote.
California State Assembly, District 38
Suzette Martinez Valladares (R) won the California State Assembly, District 38 seat with 76% of the vote, defeating Lucie Lapointe Volotzky, who received 24% of the vote.
Simi Valley City Mayor:
Keith Mashburn won the Simi Valley City Mayor seat with 56.35% of the vote, defeating opponents Joe Ayala (30.62%), Wayne Hampton Holland III (2.02%), Robbie Hidalgo (7.41%), Brandon Fortuna (2.28%), and Robert Clarizio (1.32%).
Simi Valley City Council, District 1:
Dee Dee Cavanaugh won the Simi Valley City Council District 1 seat with 50.97% of the votes, defeating Phil Loos who received 49.21% of the votes.
Simi Valley City Council, District 3:
Elaine Litster won the Simi Valley City Council District 3 seat with 46.81% of the votes, defeating T.J. McInturff (13.40%) and Ryan Valencia (39.79%).
Simi Valley Unified School District, Area C:
Sofya Bagdasaryan won the Simi Valley Unified School District, Area C seat with 38.59% of the votes, defeating opponents Jonathan Bonesteel (27.00%) and Rocky Rhodes (34.42%).
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (3 seats):
Elaine Freeman (19.91%), Josh Gray (19.46%), and Kate O'Brien (20.96%) won the three open seats on the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, defeating opponents Alexander Avalos (13.04%), Steven W. Reeves (9.02%), and Mark Ellis Johnson (17.62%).
Calleguas Municipal Water District, Division 1:
Raul Avila won the Calleguas Municipal Water District, Division 1 seat with 40.96% of the votes, defeating opponents Thomas L. Slosson (33.99%) and Kameren Chase Neal (25.05%).
Ventura County Community College District, Area 4:
Bernardo M. Perez won the VCCCD Area 4 seat with 61.42% of the votes, defeating opponent Brian Gilbert who won 38.58% of the votes.
County Vaccine Update
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As of 1/19/21 31,553 individuals have been vaccinated in Ventura County. The County has received 44,625 first dose vaccines. All appointments are filled this week.
More appointments will be opened next week. A notice will be sent when they open up.
The County has to wait each week on the amount of vaccines provided to the County from the State and then more appointments can be made. All vaccines coming in are going out to the people in Phase 1A and 75 and older. We have more eligible people wanting the vaccine than vaccines available.
It will take months to vaccinate all people. Vaccine supply is the biggest barrier to making this effort move more quickly. This is impacting Counties throughout the State.
Once appointments are opened you can register on the Ventura County Recovers website at the following link:
You can also call their hotline to make an appointment next week. Currently, the hotline has a recording saying all appointments are full. Once more appointments are open an operator will be able to help callers make appointments.
The phone number is: 805-477-7151.
The Area Agency on Aging provides transportation services for older adults that are in need of transportation to a vaccine appointment or for COVID-19 testing. This includes people that need lift assist as well as gurney transportation. The driver will take you, wait for you, help you at the site and take you home.
To schedule a ride call 805-477-7300.
You must have a vaccine appointment before you schedule a ride.
View all phase information at the following link:
Who is allowed to be vaccinated now per State Guidelines:
Phase 1A, Tiers 1 - 3: