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Lenehan Throws Hat In Ring

By Sondra Murphy

The City of Ojai has received another application for the open council seat. Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mike Lenehan submitted his application last week, the fourth application submitted to the city. Paul Blatz, Demitri Corbin and Leonard Klaif have also applied since Dec. 8, when the Ojai City Council voted 3-2 in favor of appointing a replacement for the position vacated by Joe DeVito, whose term would have naturally expired in 2010.
Lenehan has lived in Ojai since 2001 and many people know him as a coach for both Villanova Preparatory and Nordhoff High schools’ football programs. He is married to Marilyn and has five children. They are Tara, 21, Cian, 19, Rory, 17, Ciara, 10 and Kyla, 8.
“I am pretty pleased with the city council,” said Lenehan. “They all know me though the parks commission or from running for city council.”
Lenehan ran for council in 2008. “I came in a very strong fifth,” he laughed. But he also is proud that most of his votes came from word of mouth. “I spent $162 dollars on the campaign for 50 stickers and 15 signs,” he said.
Lenehan grew up in the Carpinteria and Summerland areas and volunteered

The City of Ojai has received another application for the open council seat. Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mike Lenehan submitted his application last week, the fourth application submitted to the city. Paul Blatz, Demitri Corbin and Leonard Klaif have also applied since Dec. 8, when the Ojai City Council voted 3-2 in favor of appointing a replacement for the position vacated by Joe DeVito, whose term would have naturally expired in 2010. Lenehan has lived in Ojai since 2001 and many people know him as a coach for both

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