Kate O’Brien

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Board of Directors

My name is Kate O’Brien. I am from your government and I am here to help.

I am up again this November for the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Board of Directors, which serves the people of Simi Valley and of Oak Park.  I have held this post since 2000, when I won my seat by 3 votes. As far as I know, I am the first Libertarian to sit on the BOD.

Local politics is a perfect example of economics; the study of the allocation of limited resources among unlimited wants. Sometimes there is no clear libertarian solution. Sometimes you are navigating a tightrope like a drunken clown on a unicycle.

However, it has always been an honor and a privilege to serve the taxpayers of Ventura County. I am hoping for another four years to continue doing so.

There is not a lot of opportunity for ideology at the local level; local politics is about making sure the potholes are filled and the parks are well-maintained. I do have a bias towards lower taxes and less regulation, which is how I vote. And will continue to vote.

Contact Information

1058 Pacific Avenue Simi Valley, CA 93065