Gibson’s campaign will focus on foes
August 12, 2013
Bruce Gibson said Monday he is seeking reelection to a third term as San Luis Obispo County’s District 2 supervisor, and launched a savage assault on his perceived enemies — COLAB, Tea Party “ideologues,” “paranoid conspiracy promoters,” and “water wasters.”
Gibson is sending a letter to “my dear friends” asking for contributions, noting that “powerful pressure groups… are turning our North County into a dust bowl.”
In his plea, Gibson alludes to “events in my private life” and predicts that his opponents “will attack me personally.”
He referred to his public affair with his administrative assistant, Cherie Aispuro, which has resulted in divorce from his wife. Aispuro still works for Gibson after having been removed from his office while county officials tried to determine if the pair had violated existing policy.
After it was ascertained that the county had no official policy covering such personal affairs, Aispuro returned to the Gibson office.
Gibson said he believes that “aggressive and well-funded special interests have invaded our Board of Supervisors’ chambers to push an agenda of antagonism, fear and greed which threatens the fabric of our quality of life.”
The supervisor said “extreme elements” like COLAB — the Coalition of Labor, Ag and Business — and the Tea Party “attack science and fact-based decision making an effort to destroy essential public services.”
He’s “fighting against those extreme elements that will stop at nothing to undo the very protections that make our county a special place.”