Background says a lot about Pismo Beach candidates
September 29, 2012
OPINION By DAVID PECCI
Before I look at a candidate’s viewpoints, I look at their backgrounds. I try to look for someone most similar to me and for the person who best represents the area.
Erik Howell went to Harvard in the very liberal state of Massachusetts. DJ White went to Hancock College and Cal Poly SLO. Ed Waage went to at Reed College in Oregon and also to a college in Washington. Waage had moved to this area a long time ago whereas DJ and Eric both were raised in the Central Coast.
Now, I would also to bring up one other point about the candidates and lay the issues about development and city finances aside.
I know Mr. Howell has stated before that in a Tribune interview he had already talked about not wanting to have the invocation at council meetings. Mr. Howell had stated that if he was elected he would step out of the room during the invocation in Protest of it being getting. I believe there are many religious people living in Pismo Beach and I feel Mr. Howell will not respect religious folk in the city and would overturn the council decision to not have invocation.
Besides that, I think Sheila Blake and DJ White have worked their ways up the latter. Ms. Blake was widowed and raised her kids on her own and while Mr. White payed his way through college and is concerned about the future of America as he volunteers through our schools coaching.
Please consider people’s backgrounds when you vote this election.
David Pecci is a Cal Poly sociology student who has lived in San Luis Obispo County for 14 years.