Adam Hill quietly begins re-election bid
March 12, 2011
Adam Hill, 3rd District county supervisor, is already mapping out his campaign for re-election in 2012. Supporters have been reaching out to local public officials, inviting them to attend a kick-off rally for Hill, set for early May, when he is expected to make a formal announcement.
Observers suggest that the strategy is designed to discourage possible challengers. The one name consistently mentioned is that of Grover Beach mayor John Shoals. Hill and Shoals have been allies in the past, but Shoals has not ruled out entering the race.
Hill was first elected in 2008, after defeating incumbent Jerry Lenthall by 18 points. He has come under criticism these last few months for his handling of supervisor meetings, and most recently was the subject of a scathing attack by COLAB SLO.