Jeff Gorell Running for Congress in CA-26CD Ventura County

Press Release

Assemblyman Jeff Gorell to Run for Congress in Ventura County 

The legislator, veteran, educator to focus on breaking Washington gridlock 
(Camarillo, CA) California State Assemblyman Jeff Gorell announced today that he intends to run for the House of Representatives in California’s 26th Congressional District. Gorell has opened a committee and begun raising funds for the race and intends to make a more formal public announcement in January.
“Partisan games and gridlock in Washington are crippling our great nation. I’m sick and tired of it, as are most Americans.” said Gorell. “We need real leadership, not political posturing, to fix our broken Congress. The challenges facing both this community and America are too critical to leave to anyone who retreats into the trenches of party politics or lacks the vision, passion and leadership to be a champion for people of the 26th Congressional District.”
“We deserve a congressional representative who will focus on uniting the community” continued Gorell. “In the Legislature, I have built a reputation as an independent leader capable of working across the aisle. By placing people above parties, we achieved results on the important issues facing the district such as protecting homes in Port Hueneme against beach erosion; helping position our port to be more globally competitive and energy efficient; enacting new state tax incentives to protect our local manufacturing jobs; and launching the bi-partisan ‘Gold Team California’ to attract new jobs.”
“It’s this vision and level of leadership that will be required to address the important federal issues that will face our community in the near future. For example, it’s almost a certainty that our local Navy Base Ventura County will be threatened for closure in 2015 along with the elimination of thousands of jobs there. The people of Ventura County need and deserve a true champion to unite the community around defending this important defense and economic asset. On this and other key issues, I intend to prove to voters that I am that champion.”
.”Furthermore, our nation is at a crossroads. Americans have lost faith in federal health care. Local families are losing their insurance, premiums are skyrocketing, and many Californians will soon be losing their choice of doctors.
I am running for Congress to fix the health care mess in Washington and preserve Americans’ ability to choose their own health insurance and keep their doctor,” declared Gorell. “I am looking forward to running an honorable campaign and ultimately serving the people of the 26th Congressional District,” said Gorell
Gorell intends to release a full list of campaign co-chairs and supporters in January. Early public endorsements already include House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy; Congressman Elton Gallegly (ret.); Michael Reagan; Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Congressman Robert J. Lagomarsino (ret.); Ventura County District Attorney Michael D. Bradbury (ret.); Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy; Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvin; Port Hueneme MayorTony Volante (ret.); Ventura County Auditor-Controller Christine Cohen (ret.); Santa Paula City Councilmember Jim Tovias; Senator Tony Strickland (ret.); Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber; Ventura City Councilmember Jim Monahan and Santa Paula City Councilmember Bob Gonzalez.
Assemblyman Gorell was elected to the legislature in 2010 and currently serves as vice chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee. Gorell is also an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve. A decorated veteran of two tours to Afghanistan, Gorell was recently selected for promotion to Commander. He is also on the faculty of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks where he been an adjunct professor of public policy since 2006. He is teaching a course on California Policy Process this winter semester.
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4 Responses to Jeff Gorell Running for Congress in CA-26CD Ventura County

  1. Bill Neumann December 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Gorell is NOT for us, just another RINO. Did he vote for his raise? We have the highest paid Assembly in America. If he wants to run for Congress, he should first resign, so we can have somebody in Sacramento representing us while he is running around.

    And Brownley is just another vote along party lines. Not for us.

    Interested in someone else? See my web site: and leave a comment. Let me know what you think about what America should do. Taking care of the 26th District is a no brainer, but everything that goes on in Washington affect us right here and around the world and our security.

    • admin December 9, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Bill: You didn’t say if you are running for anything or what district you live in.

  2. Susan Kline November 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Gorell is spending way too much money on creating a political soft side highlighting for example support for AMNESTY and now OPPOSING “GRIDLOCK” and feeding Weather Fear.

    These are propaganda issues for the Party of entitlements. Gorell is trying to win the hearts of the Dems and the undecided low information voters educated in public schools.

    Opposing “gridlock” means (playing nice) and giving in to the Obama steam roller and the Dem Party. For example, the “nuclear option” is one thing that I could see Gorell supporting in the Senate because it reduces gridlock and allows the Dems to push their agenda faster and unopposed.

    Gorell is openly for Amnesty. Amnesty is the way to turn 20 million “undocumented Democrats” into eventual voting Democrats and the DEATH of the GOP of small limited government and fiscal responsibility.

    I guarantee you that he will stand firm for whatever it takes to “combat man/made global warming”. The constituency that he is wowing demands that.

    OBAMACARE is destroying the Democrat Party. 2014 is the moment for the GOP. But wait . . . . RINOs of NEGOTIABLE VIRTUE like Gorell are going to REALLY SCREW UP. Gorell is going to divide the GOP in the district by going Dem Lite.

    OK, it is clear to me. Gorell is a political opportunist and he is not passionate and irrevocably committed to small limited republican form of government and fiscal responsibility (Oh not, that would lead to gridlock with the Party of entitlements). Even then, the OBAMACARE debacle has changed all that. He no longer has to run (as a pol opportunist) on a Dem Lite ticket. Obamacare has already done in the Dems going into 2014. All he has to do is stand on GOP principles and he could win.

    I am NOT supporting Gorell. Given the opportunity, I will campaign against Gorell . . . . . I want gridlock against big unlimited abusive over regulating over spending government. I want our borders secured and our immigration laws enforced. I want unemployed American citizens to have first choice on available jobs and I don’t want an oversupply of cheap illegal foreign workers to depress the wages of American citizens. I want a candidate that stands firm and is prepared to unleash devastating GRIDLOCK against the advance of fiscal irresponsibility and big government.

    The campaign material that we are seeing is unmasking Gorell’s strategy for his personal victory and power. He doesn’t think he needs principled GOP to win.

    I am 100% SURE that Gorell would join McConnell, under advice from Karl Rove, to discredit and weaken the Tea Party candidates and elected representatives. I’d rather have a vicious Socialist Brownley that I know, than a Gorell who will work against Conservative and Tea Party candidates and elected representatives from within the GOP.

    If you think that I am pissed off, you are underestimating the intensity of my disappointment. I am surprised and dismayed at some in the local GOP that are endorsing him.

  3. Greg Muller November 25, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Is this the best the Republicans could come up with? He’s more like a Democrat than a Republican.


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