Getting candidate filing papers in whatever county you live in to run for public office is usually referred to as “pulling papers.” An image always pops into my mind when I hear that phrase. I can see a prospective candidate trying to pull the papers out of the hands of an election division staff member, going back and forth like in a tug of war! Or, when I hear about taking out papers, I chuckle to think of a candidate driving up to a take-out window at a fast food place.
Perhaps I am just trying to distract myself with a little humor about the process of running for office. After all, once a candidate pulls or takes out papers and then turns them in, the real work of campaigning begins.
And, that is about to start for me. I took out papers last week to run for a continued seat on the Triunfo Sanitation District board in the November election, and will be turning them in this week.
I would appreciate having your support in the election. Triunfo San District serves around 30,000 folks in Oak Park, the Thousand Oaks part of Westlake Village, Lake Sherwood and Bell Canyon with wastewater treatment services. Plus, Triunfo serves Oak Park with potable water with Oak Park Water Service.
Thank you, and I will keep you posted on the election.
Photo of Ventura County Government Center in Ventura that I took of the ring of palm trees, while approaching the Administrative Building to go to the Elections Division