Audra Strickland

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Audra Strickland (born 1974) is a Republican who served as a member of the 37th district of the California State Assembly from December 2004 to November 2010. She succeeded her husband, Tony Strickland, who was term-limited. Prior to serving in the Assembly, she was a junior high school teacher for a year at Temple Christian School in Ventura, California. She supports term limits.


While earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Strickland served as president of the Ronald Reagan Republican Club at the University of California, Irvine. She was a California State Assembly Fellow for Assemblyman Bill Campbell and also worked for former Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle and Assemblyman Chuck Poochigian.

2010 run[edit]

Audra Strickland filed to start raising money to run for Secretary of State in 2010. Strickland ended her quest for Secretary of State and announced her intention to run for Ventura County Treasurer Tax Collector. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors adopted California Government Code 27000.7 which places certain financial educational requirements on county tax treasurers, a safeguard enacted into state law after the 1994 Orange County Bankruptcy which led to a loss of $1.7 billion. Strickland did not meet those requirements and had to drop out of the race.[1]

In February, 2010, Audra Strickland announced her intention to run for Ventura County Supervisor of the 2nd District, which consisted primarily of the city of Thousand Oaks, and included Oak Park and the Santa Rosa Valley.[2] On June 8, 2010 Strickland failed in her bid and County Supervisor Linda Parks was re-elected by a large margin.[3]


The Stricklands own a house in Moorpark, Calif, where she has lived with her husband, State Senator Tony Strickland, daughter Ruby Ruth and son Anthony Paul.