Adam Hill gets roasted in violation of party by-laws
April 29, 2015
By KAREN VELIE
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill must be a glutton for punishment. The two-term District 3 supervisor, often the target of scathing criticism in public forums and on social media, has decided to willingly subject himself to an entire evening of abuse — all in the name of getting re-elected.
More than 13 months before the June 2016 primary election, the SLO County Democratic Party sent out invitations asking recipients to pay $30 to attend a June 5 roast of Hill. The proceeds are to benefit both the SLO County Democratic Party and Hill.
Nevertheless, the SLO Democratic Party’s own by-laws do not permit the party to endorse or give financial assistance to candidates until the filing period closes, which has not yet happened. Those rules were set in place to give all Democrats for office an equal chance to seek the local party endorsement and financial assistance.
“The Committee shall not endorse any candidates before the close of the filing period for the office,” the SLODCC’s by-laws say.
Last month, San Luis Obispo City Councilman Dan Carpenter, decline to state, and former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie, Democrat, filed papers required to start campaigning. Carpenter and Peterson join Hill in the race for the District 3 seat. The district includes a portion of San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach and Grover Beach.
In the past, Hill has impersonated an opponent, lashed out at his wife’s former employee for demoting her and called multiple people who have disagreed with him racists or homophobic. In many cases, Hill made public apologies for his lack of decorum.
The roast is slated for June 6 at the Filipponi Ranch Cellars in San Luis Obispo. The invitations say the roast is paid for by the SLO County Democratic Party without Hill’s authorization.
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