Eight vie to chart future of Harbor District
Whatever the outcome in November, this is a history-making election for the Port of Hueneme.
The Oxnard Harbor District, the public agency that owns and operates the deep-water commercial port, is in the midst of its most competitive campaign in decades. Two of the three incumbents who are up for re-election are retiring, throwing the field open to a total of eight candidates for the three seats.
Harbor District Executive Director Tony Taormina — who has run the port for 15 of the past 25 years, in two different tenures — said he doesn’t think there’s ever been an election with this many contenders, or a time when two incumbents retired at once.