Friday, February 1, 2019

Hueneme’s Herrera Sees Seventh Stint

By Karen Robes Meeks

Jess Herrera will, in 2019, serve his seventh term as president of the Port of Hueneme Board of Harbor Commissioners. First elected to the Board in 1994, Herrera is the port’s longest consecutively serving commissioner. He served 10 terms as Executive Officer of the Internal Longshore and Warehouse Union and eight terms as Chairman of the ILWU’s Southern California Regional Jurisdiction Committee.

Herrera, currently a marine clerk, has worked on the waterfront at the Port of Hueneme for 53 years.

“In a time with unprecedented political strife in our nation, we have the opportunity to lead locally by prioritizing goals that are both socially responsible and in the best interests of all our stakeholders,” Herrera said when asked about his goals for the port this year. “Our shared future prosperity is dependent on our ability to expand port facilities and infrastructure. I look forward to working closely with my fellow elected officials and community stakeholders to create greater access to economic opportunity, a district free from the woes of crime and poverty, and a sustainable environment where all can succeed.”