Born and raised in the City of Oxnard, Daniel Chávez, Jr. has spent nearly a decade advocating for communities across Ventura County. Since 2015, he has been a strong advocate for the City of Oxnard residents. Since 2019, he has served on the Oxnard Planning Commission and, in 2021, was appointed to the Ventura County Transportation Commission, Metrolink, and the Ventura County Emergency Climate Council.
Daniel has fought to empower communities in his multiple public servant roles while advocating for protecting natural resources, and effective transit system, and encouraging civic engagement. Through his roles, he serves as the Chair of the Oxnard Planning Commission, where he leads the Commission on a path to responsible development for future generations and sits on the Rules and Procedures Subcommittee of the Planning Commission. In addition, he has been a strong advocate for reliable and efficient public transit throughout Ventura County and the Southern California area. He represents the Ventura County Transportation Commission on the Metrolink Board and is a part of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Daniel graduated from Oxnard's Hueneme High School and has returned to further his education online through Eastern Gateway Community College. He received his Associates's in Business Administration with a focus on Operations Management in December of 2022. He is currently working on pursuing his Bachelor's in Business Administration.
In October 2019, Daniel created the Safety Ambassadors For Employees (S.A.F.E.) Committee with Metro Los Angeles Division 8 - Chatsworth. The committee is responsible for addressing safety concerns from operators to promote a safer work environment. Following the creation of the S.A.F.E. Committee, Daniel completed an intensive, in-depth, 10-month examination of the vital industries and institutions contributing to Oxnard's economy, education, and governance through the Oxnard Leadership Academy. In addition, Daniel is the Creator and Host of the popular weekly podcast show "Oxnard LIVE!" since 2020, highlighting important topics in and around the community and educating voters to make informed decisions.
Daniel lives in the southwest portion of Oxnard with his wife and their two children.
Chair, City of Oxnard Planning Commission - 2021, 2022
Commissioner, City of Oxnard Planning Commission - 2019, 2020, 2023
Commissioner, Ventura County Transportation Commission - 2021, 2022, 2023
Board of Director, Southern California Regional Rail Authority - 2021, 2022, 2023
Vice-Chair, Ventura County Climate Emergency Council - 2021, 2022
Chair, Safety Ambassadors for Employees - 2019, 2020, 2021
Community Involvement & Affiliations:
Oxnard Leadership Academy (W.V.C.B.A.) - 2019
Oxnard Leadership Steering Committee - 2021, 2022, 2023
League of C.A. Cities - Planning Commission Academy - 2020
"For one to govern responsibly, one must listen to their community."
DANIEL CHÁVEZ, JR.