Recalled Los Osos board member wins election in Iowa
January 8, 2014
Former Los Osos Community Services District board member Stan Gustafson, whom voters recalled in 2005, won a special election Tuesday for an Iowa House of Representatives seat. [Des Moines Register]
Los Osos voters recalled Gustafson in September 2005 after contractors began construction of a downtown sewage treatment plant that cost more than the engineers’ estimate.
On Tuesday, Gustafson, now a resident of Cummings, Iowa, received 69 percent of the vote in an election to fill the vacant Iowa House District 25 seat.
While campaigning for the Iowa House seat, Gustafson did not answer questionnaire questions about his electoral history. He omitted the responses in questionnaires from the Indianola Record Herald and Indianola Tribune.
Gustafson also told the Des Moines Register that the sewer project only cost $84 million at the time of his recall.
However, the project cost $154 million at the time of the recall, according to then-Los Osos CSD board member Julie Tacker.
Since then, San Luis Obispo County obtained ownership of the project, and costs rose to $173 million.