Today I have announced I will be a candidate for the First District Supervisor seat in the June 2016 Primary Election. Current First District Supervisor Frank Mecham has announced he will not run for re-election.
As most people know, I have a long, productive history in local government. I served on the Paso Robles City Council from 1987 to 1996 and as Mayor from 1988 to 1990. More recently I was elected again to the Paso Robles City Council in 2012 and then ran unopposed for Mayor in 2014. As Mayor and on the Council I have focused on maintaining and enhancing the city’s water resources, restoring and improving local government services and bringing head of household jobs to the community and the North County.
In the North County we are faced with many important regional issues involving water, economic development, and job creation. I am running for the Board of Supervisors to bring my skills and track record of bipartisan problem solving and coalition building to address these issues. On the Board of Supervisors I will continue to listen to our community, lead and communicate in the service of the people of the North County while establishing a productive working rapport with all the members of the Board of Supervisors.
It is important that the people of Paso Robles know I will continue to serve faithfully in my capacity as Mayor during this campaign. That’s what I was elected to do and that is what I will continue to do. Should the voters of the First District honor me with the distinction of being their Supervisor, the Paso Robles City Council would have the option of appointing a Mayor to finish the last portion of my term thereby avoiding any expense to the taxpayer. Otherwise, I would finish my Mayor’s term as usual.
I am excited by the prospect of magnifying the effects of my efforts on behalf of the people of Paso Robles and the First District. I look forward to working as your Mayor and meeting you along the Supervisorial campaign trail
Until next we blog, here’s to you Paso Robles!