Bruce vs. Marshall vs. Pandora?
March 17, 2010
Sources tell CalCoastNews that the upcoming June election battle is actually a contest between Gibson, seeking his second term, and former political ally Pandora Nash-Karner.
“Make no mistake about it,” said one long time Los Osos resident, who asked not to be identified. “Pandora recruited Ochlyski to run. She’s a major player in his campaign. She wants to see Gibson defeated. I think Bruce is in trouble.”
By all accounts, Nash-Karner supported Gibson during his initial campaign in 2006. Gibson returned the favor by appointing the Los Osos marketing expert to the San Luis Obispo County Parks Commission after his election.
No one knows the specific reason for the alleged falling out between Gibson and Nash-Karner, though some suggest the rift was fueled by disagreement over how to handle the ongoing sewer issue.
“Pandora doesn’t like the job Bruce is doing,” the same source said. “It all comes down to the sewer, just like it always does out here.”
Nash-Karner denies the allegations and insists that she has every intention of supporting Gibson.
Meanwhile, at least one Los Osos blog has already come out, attacking the decision by Ochylski, currently the president of the Los Osos CSD, to run.
“If Ochylski were to win and abandon his seat, the district would have to pay at least $30,000 to hold a special election–and that cost would be incurred while the district continues to resolve its bankruptcy.”
The election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8.