Arroyo Grande broker vying for Teixeira’s former seat
July 26, 2013
Arroyo Grande real estate broker Michael Byrd has announced that he is seeking the gubernatorial appointment to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. [KCOY]
Byrd became the first applicant to formally announce his candidacy to fill the seat of Paul Teixeira, who died of a heart attack in June.
“I’ve spent the past 27 years negotiating satisfactory solutions between parties with competing interests,” Byrd said in a press release. “With the significant issues facing our county and the short time left on Paul’s term, I can be effective from the outset. There would be little or no learning curve.”
Governor Jerry Brown will appoint the replacement for Teixeira. The governor’s office has not announced a timetable for the appointment.
Arroyo Grande Counilwoman Caren Ray is also believed to be seeking the governor’s appointment. Ray was seen meeting with Supervisor Adam Hill Wednesday while an Air Pollution Control District board meeting would have been occurring had Hill attended.