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Ventura County 26th Congressional District incumbent faces 3 challengers

Editor’s note: This story is one in a series on the June 7 primary. For more coverage, visit vcstar.com/news/elections.

A Democrat who has represented Ventura County’s interests for more than a decade in Congress faces three challengers in a race targeted by national Republican leaders.

Rep. Julia Brownley of Westlake Village is seeking re-election to the 26th Congressional District seat she first won in 2012.

Her challengers are Republicans Matt Jacobs, a former federal prosecutor and Westlake Village resident; Paul Nathan Taylor, a businessman who lives in Thousand Oaks; and Independent Dave Goodman of Oxnard, a retired law enforcement officer. Republican Fadde Mikhail, a sports agent from Agoura Hills, has suspended his campaign, according to a representative.

Her challengers include two Republicans — former federal prosecutor Matt Jacobs of Westlake Village and businessman Paul Nathan Taylor of Thousand Oaks — along with independent Dave Goodman of Oxnard, a retired law enforcement officer. Sports agent Fadde Mikhail, a Republican from Agoura Hills, has suspended his campaign, according to a representative.

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