Peterson swamps Molnar to win Grover Beach mayor seat
November 7, 2012
Debbie Peterson, a Grover Beach councilwoman, easily swept to victory in the race for mayor with a 75 to 24 percent lead over Phyllis Molnar.
Peterson is expected to make changes in the South County Sanitation District’s leadership following regulators fines levied because of mismanagement, something her predecessor John Shoals refused to do.
Incumbent Karen Bright and Jeff Lee, a project manager for San Luis Obispo County’s public works department, lead by fairly comfortable margins over three challengers for two council seats.
The race for the city of Grover Beach’s proposal to become a charter city remains too close to call with just late arriving vote-by-mail ballots left uncounted. Currently, there are 11 more votes in favor of the charter proposal than nay votes.