Annie the dog throws Cortez a bone
September 7, 2010
Sheriff’s candidate Joe Cortez picked up the most unusual endorsement of the fall election campaign thus far by scoring a “paws up” from Annie the Australian shepherd. [KSBY]
The South County dog, who was the recent subject of local media attention, will be a special guest of Cortez at this week’s fundraiser at the Thousand Hills Ranch in Pismo Beach. Annie will be joined by his owner, Chuck Hoage, who has endorsed Cortez in the sheriff’s race against Ian Parkinson.
“I can’t wait to meet her,” Cortez said. “Folks coming to the fundraiser are also excited to meet her.”
In response, Parkinson issued a statement saying, “”I am happy that Annie ‘s situation appears to have been resolved and I wish all the parties involved only the best.”