And it’s McCoy for Thousand Oaks City Council!

 By  George Miller

Rob McCoy running for Assembly

Councilman Rob McCoy

It was a cliff-hanger competitive race in a special City Council election to replace Jacqui Irwin. She abruptly cut short her term when she won an Assembly seat last November, in a close race with Rob McCoy, who is now Thousand Oaks’ newest Councilman. Ed Jones was  ahead by only 75 votes at 11:30 PM on June 2. But, after absentee ballots were counted, the final results announced Friday afternoon put McCoy in the winner’s circle by  a mere 52 votes.

Only 26% of the electorate turned out to vote, so the competition for voters was fierce.  The key was in getting out the vote in an off-year, off-month special election, when the most committed, hardest-working teams have the advantage.

84 year-old candidate Ed Jones claims to have personally knocked on 5000 doors. Jones has held public offices going back into the 1970s, including Councilman, Mayor, Parks and Recreation Director and County Supervisor. Calvary Chapel Pastor and ex corporate Sales Executive Rob McCoy had a small army of supporters making calls, holding candidate “meet and greets” and walking precincts all over the sprawling Conejo Valley. Well-known Planning Commissioner and Investment Adviser Dan Roundtree had the most impressive list of endorsements of all, but it’s voters who decide elections, not endorsers. Chaise Rasheed didn’t have the network or net worth of his competition and paid the price for that, but we saw a very intelligent and articulate young man who will likely be back.

 

TOCouncilVoteFinal6-5-15

See officialTOVoterTurnout6-05-15 results HERE

 

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George Miller is Publisher of Citizensjournal.us and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.

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One Response to And it’s McCoy for Thousand Oaks City Council!

  1. David June 6, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Thank you for the update George. Was wondering when we would get the final result. Terrific victory for T.O.

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