Ojai Man Seeks Rare Vacant Judgeship

By Daryl Kelley
Longtime Ojai Valley resident Jeff Bennett, a veteran chief deputy district attorney, has become a leading candidate for Ventura County Superior Court judge after receiving broad backing from the local law enforcement community.
Bennett, 51, a lifelong county resident, announced at a press conference on Friday that he’d filed to fill the post of Judge Bruce Clark, a 30-year jurist who’d decided to retire, leaving to voters a rare decision on who should fill an open judgeship.

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