Don Facciano, the president and CEO of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association for the past 10 years, will leave the post on Sept. 1 to concentrate on his campaign for Ventura County treasurer-tax collector.
Richard Thomson, a retired Procter & Gamble executive, will replace Facciano, the Taxpayers Association announced Aug. 30. Thomson is a member of the VCTA board of directors and its compensation committee. He lives in the Silver Strand area, just outside of Oxnard.
Facciano and retired Superior Court Judge Steven Hintz took the top two spots in the June election and will face off in a runoff on Nov. 2. The VCTA will not endorse either candidate, the group said.