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David Tennessen
For Camarillo
city council
District 1




I am a 43-year resident of Camarillo.  I am married and have a daughter along with her husband and two young grandsons living in Camarillo.  I have been privileged to serve Camarillo in many capacities as a volunteer and as your former police chief. 


I have served on the boards of the Camarillo Family YMCA, and on the board of the Camarillo Boys and Girls Club.  I served for two years as the board chair and worked diligently to facilitate a successful capital campaign.  I am a past member of the Noontime Optimist Club, as well as the Breakfast Rotary Club.  I was recognized as the public servant of the year in 2004 by Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and I was recently honored by the Pleasant Valley Historical Society as a 2022 Don.


I have a Master’s in Public Administration from CSUN.  I am a 4-year USMC veteran and a 32-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, retiring in 2011 as a Chief Deputy.


My priorities include supporting public safety, continuing focus on solutions to address homelessness and working to provide a future in Camarillo for our succeeding generations.


I look forward to earning your vote.

Proud to be  endorsed by the Ventura County Deputy
Sheriffs' Association
Ventura County Professional firefighter' association



Supporting Public Safety

As a father, a grandfather and a former police chief, I understand that we need to keep our streets safe to feel comfortable in our community. Camarillo is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I pledge to keep it this way and provide the necessary resources to make it even better

Addressing Homelessness

Homelessness is an unfortunate issue that we see daily. It is also a reminder that we can provide more resources to alleviate the problem. I will work to secure available funds from the County and the State to create long term solutions.

Providing a Bright Future in Camarillo for the Next Generation

Many of us have been fortunate to raise families in Camarillo and have enjoyed an exceptional quality of life. We can see forward though and understand the next generation is struggling with starting their own families in Camarillo. I will work to make it easier to achieve home ownership and the opportunity to live, work and raise a family here.



  • Elton Gallegly, Congressman (Ret.)

  • Kelly Long, Ventura County Supervisor

  • Jeff Gorell, Candidate for Ventura County Supervisor

  • Judge Steven Hintz, Ventura County Treasurer

  • Christine Cohen, Former County Auditor-Controller 

  • Larry Kennedy, former trustee & chair, Ventura Community College District Board of Trustees

  • Shawn Mulchay, Mayor of Camarillo

  • Kevin Kildee, Camarillo City Council Member

  • Charlotte Craven, Camarillo City Councilmember

  • Tony Trembley, Camarillo City Councilmember

  • Ron Speakman, Pleasant Valley School Board, Trustee

  • J. William Little, former Camarillo City Councilmember

  • Mike Morgan, former Camarillo City Councilmember

  • Larry Davis, retired Assistant City Manager of Camarillo

  • Orvene S. Carpenter, former Port Hueneme City Council/Mayor

  • Ron McConville, former Camarillo Mayor, retired Sheriff's official

  • Derek West, Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain, (Ret.)

  • Craig Husband, Former Camarillo Police Chief/Retired Undersheriff

  • Bob Brooks, Ventura County Sheriff (Ret)

  • Monica McGrath, retired Ventura County Undersheriff

  • Mike De Los Santos,  Ventura County Sheriff’s Captain (Ret.)

  • Dave Murray, Retired Ventura County Assistant Sheriff/former Camarillo Police Chief

  • Ray Abbott, retired Sheriff’s Commander (former Camarillo Police Chief

  • Steve DeCesari, retired Assistant Sheriff (former Camarillo Police Chief

  • Marty Rouse, Sheriff’s Chief Deputy (Ret)

  • Dante Honorico, retired Ventura County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy

  • Ventura County Deputy Sheriff Association

  • RaeAnne Michael PVSD School Superintendent (Ret)

  • Val Rains, Educator/25 year PVSD Trustee (Ret.)

  • George Bednar, Deacon

  • Ted Rains

  • Theresa McConville, Local Attorney 

  • Randy Churchill, Community Philanthropist

  • Marianne Bruce, RN

  • Richard & Kathleen Lucas

  • Tim McCoy

  • Bud Harley

  • Connie Herschbach

  • Cristina Kildee

Endorse David