Ventura Chapter Board Elections

Dear ACLU Member:

It is time for our 2021 Ventura Chapter Board Election. ACLU Chapters are comprised of dedicated volunteers who work in partnership and coordination with ACLU staff to carry out advocacy, outreach, and engagement of local supporters to advance civil rights and liberties in their communities.

On this page, you can read candidate profiles, submit your vote, and, should you opt-in, stay connected with the ACLU of Southern California.

This election is open to ACLU members only. To verify your eligibility as a member, enter the last three digits of your membership number before submitting your ballot. Given our strong stance on privacy rights, votes are kept in complete anonymity.

Votes must be submitted by Thursday, September 30th at 11:59 p.m.

Should you have questions about this election, contact me directly at

Thank you for your continued support,

Gabriela Rojas
Chapter Manager
ACLU of Southern California


Voting instructions:

  • Review the candidates' profiles.
  • Write-In Candidates – please include your name, email and phone number to be contacted by a member of the board.
  • Mark your votes by Thursday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
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Slate of Candidates

Patrissha Booker

I have lived in California for most of my life. During my middle school, high school, and young adult years, I resided in Santa Barbara with my single mom and in 1986 became a single parent to a son. We now consider Thousand Oaks our permanent home.

In 2018, I ran for the board of the Conejo Valley Unified School District because I felt the voices of students of color and their parents needed someone to advocate on their behalf. In 2019, I was chosen to be a board member for Harbor House in Thousand Oaks, a nonprofit that helps low-income individuals, families and people experiencing homelessness. I am the only board member of color and the only one with a lower socio-economic status.

I have an AA in Sociology (SBCC), BA in Social Science (CSU Chico), MA in Organizational Leadership (Ashford University) and completed doctorate coursework in psychology.

Lorrie Brown

I am a Master of Public Policy and Administration graduate, mother, elected councilmember, county employee, mentor, and educator. This is an organization I am eager to learn about.

Rita W. Henry

I have been active in the ACLU of Southern California Ventura County Chapter and as the Affiliate Representative for 20 plus years now and am running for re-election.

John Kelly

I am a retired educator and longtime member of the ACLU. I served as president of Tulare County ACLU and moved to Ventura County three years ago.

My impression of the Ventura County ACLU Chapter is that it is full of very sincere and hard-working members, and I look forward to working with them. I feel a very deep sense of commitment to the ACLU and I'm proud to be a member. I have a fairly good working knowledge of the ACLU and I'm looking forward learning more and learning how to best support our most important issues. I consider it an honor to work with this chapter.

I am a musician and writer and have been married almost 40 years. I love animals and have three dogs.

Alexis Miller

I grew up in Moorpark and I am very passionate about the ACLU’s mission. I have two years of volunteer experience with the ACLU of Southern California.

Judy K. Nelson

Theater/Film industry, Public School Teacher—Retired.

I am the President of the Ojai Valley Democratic Club; however, I understand that ACLU is a non-partisan organization, and I commit to non-partisan advocacy with the ACLU.

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