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An Experienced Leader During Tough Times


Lorrie's career background is in redevelopment, she was a project management lead for two million dollar capital improvement projects but when Governor Brown ended redevelopment agencies in 2011, her career field ended and she had to become creative about her future. She did not give up, she reinvented herself twice and was determined to make a difference.

Brown owns a writing and communications consultancy called Final Polish, which provides technical writing solutions for businesses, agencies and individuals who need polished media services as a member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce.

In 2017, Brown contracted with the City of Ventura as a technical writer to draft a procedural manual for their Business Tax Office.

Later in 2017 she became a certified substitute teacher for the Ventura County Office of Education and worked for the Ventura Unified School District at many local schools, such as Buena, Montalvo Elementary and other local schools.

In 2016, Brown was a Management Assistant for the Ventura County Watershed Protection District and learn first-hand about our regional water resources.

Today she is still a Management Assistant for the County of Ventura. Her sheer grit and work ethic is an example of the type of council member the City of Ventura needs to get through tough times. She is the kind of council member our city needs.

As an Independent Voice and Advocate for the underhoused, under employed and under-represented these are the things she has done and stood for in her public life:

 
- She raised three young men who are now adults who graduated from local public schools

- She advised the City Council on how to best spend funding in the City of Ventura as a board member of the Parking Advisory Commission 

- She stood alone as a candidate in 2013 to begin the difficult City at-large discussion about homelessness, affordable housing and the cities development needs - as a platform issue, even thought she was told not to.

- She made an unprecedented run for city council almost unseating Jim Monahan and got within 53 votes with an all volunteer grassroots campaign team

- She developed procedural standards for the City of Ventura’s Business Tax Office's new financial software system as a paid consultant where she was able to identify procedural weaknesses, and create uniform standards to train new staff in order to decrease service window times. These foundational materials were later used to reorganize service messaging to better serve the public

- She got her career experience working six years for a City Redevelopment Agency, administrating capital improvement programs which were established to fulfill special district economic development initiatives

- She labors for the County as a dedicated public servant in a department, funded by enterprise funds

- She voted for the creation of one of the first grassroots 501-C(4) organizations in this region to successfully support progressive candidates

- She marched with MICOP, CAUSE, SEIU 721, SURJ and other local organizations against the detainment of young children of working immigrant parents

- She walked precincts to better get to know her community and you because she wants to bring a voice to District 6

- She joined millions as she marched with women all across the country in protest in 2017

- She endorsed and voted for candidates such as Eleni Kounalakis, Dave Jones, Tony Thurmond and Kevin DeLeon for statewide offices as an elected Assembly District 37 delegate

- She protected credit union members as-fiscal watch-dog and Supervisory Committee member of Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union

- She stood for parents and students of VUSD against racial injustice on local school campuses

- She fought with Restorative Justice, Ethnic Studies Now, The Lab and SURJ to challenge the inaction of a former Superintendent

- She won the support of local  organizations as the candidate who is the champion of the people

- She was endorsed by the Sierra Club as a thoughtful leader and partner in the fight for environmental justice

- She has been supported by community leaders across the county and locally



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