Ventura Chapter Board Elections

Dear ACLU Members:

It is time for our 2019 Chapter Board of Directors Election. On this page, you can read candidate profiles, submit your vote, and, should you opt-in, stay connected with the ACLU SoCal Ventura Chapter.

In accordance with our bylaws, ACLU members who reside in the chapter’s region elect Chapter Directors to open Board seats. Candidates are running for three-year terms and the board is composed of staggered terms to allow one-third of the Board to term-out every year.

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 marked ballot. Given our strong stands on privacy rights, votes are kept in complete anonymity from our eligibility verification.

Votes must be submitted by Friday, September 30, by 11:59 p.m.

Stay connected to the Ventura Chapter.

Throughout the year, the chapter engages in local monitoring, advocacy, community education, and participates in local, state and federal campaigns. At the time of submitting your vote, you will have the choice to share your contact information with the chapter.

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 Friday, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • Enter the last three digits of your ACLU member number.

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2019 Slate of Candidates

Lee Gummerman

I have been a member of the ACLU since the 1980s, and a board member of the Ventura County Chapter since 2002. I was also the chair of the Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network for 3 years. My areas of interest are privacy rights, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and separation of Church and State.

Brenda Holmes

My name is Brenda Holmes. I care about our government and the constitution. In the past, working over 40 hours a week, I had to leave the defense of our political system and the constitution to others. Now, with more time, I am able to volunteer my time to bring the purpose of the ACLU to the public. I want to serve the ACLU whose only "boss" is the constitution. I served as a volunteer intern on the Katie Hill for Congress campaign.

Shayna Mairo

My name is Shayna Mairo. I am from the Bay Area but now live in Ojai. As student at Santa Barbara City College, I am studying History and Chicana/o studies with the goal of one day teaching. I also volunteer doing disaster relief in areas of the world affected by natural disaster. I would like to serve on the Ventura County ACLU board as I am interested in rights guaranteed by the constitution and would like to support the ACLU by volunteering my time to help bring important information to people.

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