Paso Robles getting a new mayor
July 3, 2014
Paso Robles Mayor Duane Picanco has opted not to seek reelection this November but rather to make a run for a city council seat. [KSBY]
Picanco has served five terms as the mayor of Paso Robles. He has served a total of 24 years on the city council.
Picanco said trading his job as mayor for a city council seat would allow him to spend more time with his family, but still serve the city.
“I’ve decided it’s time for a new voice leading our great city forward, and I believe there are many partially finished projects that still require the background and knowledge and experience I possess,” he said.
Paso Robles Councilman Steve Martin has already announced that he plans to run for mayor. Martin is currently in the middle of a council term, and if voters elect him mayor, it will leave a council seat vacant.