Winslow plans to seek seat
THOUSAND OAKS - After battling City Hall for more than two years over an ordinance, mobile car-washer Lance Winslow says he plans to run for the Thousand Oaks City Council.
The 29-year-old entrepreneur says he has the experience after fighting the mobile carwash ordinanced and can be an advocate for the "little guy."
"I'm just out for the little guy, to take care of him. I'm out there every day and I know what goes on," said Winslow, who owns The Car Wash Guys.
He said he is particularly interested in fighting ordinances that could hamper free enterprise and restrict the small business owner.
"They don't have the time in the meetings to know about what it costs to enforce the laws they make or how much it costs the businessperson," he said.
Winslow was at Tuesday's City Council meeting to speak against changes to the city's home-occupation ordinance.
While he has not formally announced and cannot file for election until July, Winslow is already politically active in Ventura County Young Republicans and is campaigning for Robert Hammer, a Republican candidate for the 24th Congressional District seat.
He would join what likely will be a big field. Councilman Alex Fiore is retiring after 30 years on the council, and Mayor Elios Zeanah and Councilwoman Judy Lazar are up for re-election. If Councilman Frank Schillo wins his bid for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, another seat would be open.
Reprinted from News Chronicle, April 6, 1994.