After carefully researching the two candidates for Ventura County District Attorney, the clear choice is John Barrick. The decision was simple for me, and it comes down to this: John Barrick is endorsed overwhelmingly by almost every police union in Ventura County, and Mr. Nasarenko received none. These are the men and women who are in the trenches every day and know what kind of DA we need in this county to help them fight crime.
Interestingly enough, Mr. Nasarenko’s campaign has been receiving large contributions from outside sources in the Los Angeles area, many of whom are defense attorneys and defense firms. I’m suspicious of the big interest from outside sources and defense attorneys in our local D.A. race? It is clear they like D.A. Gascon’s policies in L.A. and I question whether they are hoping to make those same disastrous reforms in our county. Please go to the county website yourself and look for to see who he major contributors are: www.sos.ca.gov
We don’t need another Los Angeles County here in Ventura County. We are better than that. We want a D.A. who puts victims first, who won’t cater to special interest groups, and who does the right thing for the right reasons.
Remember, Mr. Nasarenko was never voted in by the people of this county. He was selected by the Board of Supervisors, led by Carmen Ramirez and Matt LaVere, who are longtime cronies of his, and his selection had all the appearance of an organized and calculated strike against the former DA.
John Barrick is not a career politician, but he knows what it takes to help keep Ventura County Safe.
Vote John Barrick for D.A. (www.barrick4da.com)