Peter C. Foy
Ventura County Supervisor
Peter C. Foy was elected as Ventura County Supervisor of District 4 in 2006, unanimously selected Chairman of the Board by his bipartisan colleagues in 2008 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2010.
Since taking office, Foy has brought a fresh perspective and an independent spirit to the Board of Supervisors. From day one, he has worked with colleagues from both sides of the political aisle, County officials at all levels and civic leaders to craft creative ideas and consensus solutions to County-wide challenges.
Supervisor Foy believes the first priority of local government is to ensure the personal safety and quality of life for citizens, their families and the communities in which they live. To accomplish this, he has always led his colleagues to provide full and consistent funding to law enforcement, allowing police, sheriffs and prosecutors the resources they need to do their jobs and keep dangerous criminals off our streets.
He believes strongly in smaller government and a more inclusive approach to public policy. His meaningful ethics reforms include campaign finance reform, introducing legislation to place term limits on Ventura County Supervisors and stricter rules on public officials and lobbyist relationships. Throughout his term, Supervisor Foy has fought for real fiscal accountability that is reflected on the taxpayers’ bottom line and for wise stewardship of our public lands and precious natural resources.
Almost immediately upon taking office, Supervisor Foy formed for the first time a Highway 118 Safety Task Force that brought about a more than 20 percent decrease in the number and severity of accidents. In addition, he created Ventura County’s first Boy Scout Graffiti Abatement Program.
Foy has contributed his time and energy to numerous community and youth organizations. The Past President of the Ventura County Chapter of Boy Scouts of America, in 2001, he created the Peter C. Foy Foundation to assist those who need our help most: abused and neglected children. In 2009, the Foy Toy Drive donated more than 15,000 toys to children in Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Kern and San Joaquin counties during the holiday season. Since its founding, Foy’s charity has donated more than 100,000 toys to children.