Paso Robles getting a new mayor

July 3, 2014
Mayor Duane Picanco

Mayor Duane Picanco

Paso Robles Mayor Duane Picanco has opted not to seek reelection this November but rather to make a run for a city council seat. [KSBY]

Picanco has served five terms as the mayor of Paso Robles. He has served a total of 24 years on the city council.

Picanco said trading his job as mayor for a city council seat would allow him to spend more time with his family, but still serve the city.

“I’ve decided it’s time for a new voice leading our great city forward, and I believe there are many partially finished projects that still require the background and knowledge and experience I possess,” he said.

Paso Robles Councilman Steve Martin has already announced that he plans to run for mayor. Martin is currently in the middle of a council term, and if voters elect him mayor, it will leave a council seat vacant.

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Steve Gregory and Jim Reed will help if they get elected. But we need more candidates to run. Where is Change Paso Now this election cycle? Jim App and the outsider City Attorney need to go.

Mary: No debate from me. What I meant was, his cronies about town, are the City Council, while I agree, the City Council are App’s toadies. Not sure I know what a toadie is, but don’t want to be one.


a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

Synonyms:ass-kisser, crawler, lackey, sycophant

Types:apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveler, groveller, truckler

someone who behaves as if he had no self-respect


a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior

Type of:adulator, flatterer

a person who uses flattery

Hope this helps……