Articles Tagged With ‘Elections’

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SLO County’s city fundraising races take shape

Aaron Gomez

San Luis Obispo businessman Aaron Gomez and SLO architect Andy Pease are the countywide leaders in fundraising among candidates for city office. Gomez and Pease lead a pack of six candidates who are vying for two open seats on the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero council race takes shape

Roberta Fonzi

One incumbent and four challengers are competing for a total of two Atascadero City Council seats in the November election. Councilwoman Roberta Fonzi is running for reelection, while Councilman Bob Kelley has opted not to seek another term in office.... (Continue reading)

SLO City Council field expands to six

Aaron Gomez

A total of six candidates are now expected to run for two open San Luis Obispo City Council seats. Two council seats are up for grabs because Councilman John Ashbaugh is termed out and Councilman Dan Carpenter is running for... (Continue reading)

Heidi Harmon challenges Marx in SLO mayoral race

Heidi Harmon

Environmental activist Heidi Harmon is planning on challenging fellow Democrat San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx in the November election. Marx has held the mayoral seat since 2010. Harmon describes herself as an experienced community organizer, climate change activist and... (Continue reading)

Controversial candidate enters Santa Maria mayor race

Will Smith

A former Santa Maria teacher and school board member, who came under fire in both roles, has entered the city’s mayoral race. Will Smith is currently the only challenger to incumbent Mayor Alice Patino. [KEYT] While working as a teacher,... (Continue reading)

Caren Ray to launch political comeback

Caren Ray

Former San Luis Obispo County supervisor Caren Ray is attempting to launch a political comeback. Ray announced Wednesday that she is vying to reclaim a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Ray, a Santa Maria High School teacher, served... (Continue reading)

Election Day: Local races to track

Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian

Three of the five San Luis Obispo County supervisor seats are up for grabs Tuesday, albeit two of the races could head to November runoffs. Likewise, two candidates will emerge from a crowded field in the race to replace longtime... (Continue reading)

SLO mail-in ballots contain error


The envelopes delivered with San Luis Obispo County vote-by-mail ballots incorrectly instruct voters, “Mail early. Postmarks do not count.” After a change in state law, vote-by-mail ballots will now be counted if they are postmarked on election day and reach... (Continue reading)

Many California counties keeping campaign finances offline


Less than half of California’s counties provide the public with online access to campaign finance records. [LA Times] In 2012, the California Legislature amended the Political Reform Act of 1974, allowing local jurisdictions to eliminate paper filing requirements for campaign... (Continue reading)

Election blast from the past

Sheriff cars at Adam Hill's house Hill claimes are there because of a protective order.

Taking a look back at San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s previous election races, shows allegations of bullying or harming a candidate’s family is nothing new. Several people who have donated money to District 3 candidate Dan Carpenter claim... (Continue reading)

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