On Running for Office

It’s been my privilege to serve as your 2nd District Supervisor. I’ve met many new friends and I am profoundly impressed by so many caring, energetic and intelligent people who are deeply committed to their communities. This experience gives me great hope for our shared future.

In an election campaign, incumbents like me are required to explain and defend our decisions, to make the case for our view of governance, and to answer to voters. I look forward to doing just that.

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On this web site you’ll find a list of my accomplishments over the last seven years. I’m proud of this record. I’ve taken on many complex, and sometimes controversial projects, and worked hard to bring forward the best result possible. My leadership on these projects is always driven by my desire to do what’s best for our communities.

I’m not content, however, to simply rest on this list. The job of an elected official is to look out over the horizon at the challenges and opportunities ahead.

There’s always work to be done – more work on the Los Osos sewer, more effort on clean air, constant effort to guide development to the right places and nurture our economy, constant adaptation to  changes like health care and criminal justice reform. With your backing, I will continue to lead our county in the direction we want it to go.

If you care about continuing the fight for good government, coastal protection, clean air, clean water and maintaining our treasured way of life, please vote for me. With your support, I would be honored to continue my public service. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I ask for your vote and support. You – the voters of the 2nd District and all residents of San Luis Obispo County – are the only people I represent:

I will make every attempt to balance the needs of today while maintaining options for future generations.