Adam Hill to skip first county supervisor debate

January 27, 2016
Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

Adam Hill, photo by Daniel Blackburn

The incumbent District 3 San Luis Obispo County supervisor is expected to be a no-show at the year’s first debate between candidates seeking a seat on the board of supervisors. Supervisor Adam Hill says the person sponsoring the debate is excessively partisan and makes personal attacks.

Integrity SLO, a political committee run by San Luis Obispo activist Kevin Rice, is hosting a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate in which there will be no moderator. In its 460 filing, Integrity SLO says it opposes Adam Hill for Supervisor 2012.

The debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Avila Beach Community Center.

Each of the three candidates in the District 3 race is invited to participate. The candidates are Hill, San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter and former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson.

Both Carpenter and Peterson are expected to attend the debate.

Hill’s campaign issued a press release to favored media saying the supervisor would not attend. Neither Rice, nor CalCoastNews received the statement.

“While Supervisor Adam Hill enjoys a robust discussion about the issues, the “free for all” format combined with excessive partisanship and personal attacks demonstrated by Mr. Rice in the past aren’t conducive to creating an environment in which a meaningful discussion can be had,” Hill’s campaign stated.

The news release also said Hill’s campaign strives to keep the election focused on issues and accomplishments, not “unsubstantiated smears and gotcha moments rigged by opponents.”

Rice stated Hill has not formally declined to attend the debate.

“A false rumor alleges one candidate has formally declined to appear,” the Integrity SLO website states. “Integrity SLO has received no such communication and is confident all three candidates desire to meet the public.”

Doors will open Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Avila Beach Community Center is located at 191 San Miguel Street.



  1. Pelican1 says:

    Again I will ask,,,who are you people who support this lunatic?

    (6) 14 Total Votes - 10 up - 4 down
  2. Pelican1 says:

    What….me worry ? Yup, that is him!

    (2) 8 Total Votes - 5 up - 3 down
  3. Pelican1 says:


    (6) 12 Total Votes - 9 up - 3 down
  4. kayaknut says:

    Lets just hope the voters in District 3 “skip” voting for Mr, AxxHxxx.

    (15) 23 Total Votes - 19 up - 4 down
  5. Pelican1 says:

    If General George Patton were alive today and he had the opportunity to meet Adam…this would no doubt be the outcome….

    (13) 21 Total Votes - 17 up - 4 down
  6. Pelican1 says:

    All..Don`t forget to attend what is being called the Deebate.

    (16) 24 Total Votes - 20 up - 4 down
  7. Tracy says:

    Speaking of the shady Team Adam Hill, what is going on with the Tenborg vs CCN law suit? Seems like with all of the evidence of Charles Tenborg illegally dumping Diablo Canyon’s hazardous waste at Cold Canyon Landfill floating around, James Wagstaffe of Kerr Wagstaffe would figure out that he has been had.

    (36) 50 Total Votes - 43 up - 7 down
    • what the says:

      Yeah but, Waggie got his gangsta’ name from Adam in a private ceremony for taking this one for the Team. If you are good homies with Wagstaffe, you can now call him “Slim Shady.”

      (30) 38 Total Votes - 34 up - 4 down
      • Pelican1 says:

        Here is video of the ceremony…
        Video for fraternity initiation from animal house
        ▶ 0:27

        (8) 12 Total Votes - 10 up - 2 down
  8. Pelican1 says:

    On a campaign bound for nowhere
    Adam became the gambler
    He was too tired to sleep
    So he and Dee took turns a-starin’
    Out the window at the darkness
    The boredom overtook us, he began to speak

    He said, “Dee, I’ve made a life
    Out of bullying people’s lives
    Knowing’ what they’re think’n
    By the way they held their eyes
    So if you don’t mind me sayin’
    I’ve become a chicken shit
    For a taste of your whiskey
    I’ll give you some advice”

    So Dee handed him his bottle
    And he drank down his last swallow
    Then he bummed a cigarette
    And asked her for a light
    And the night got deathly quiet
    And his faced lost all expression
    She said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
    You gotta learn to play it right

    You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
    Know when to fold ’em
    Know when to walk away
    Know when to run
    You never count your money
    When you’re sittin’ at the table
    There’ll be time enough for countin’
    When the dealin’s done

    Every gambler knows
    That the secret to survivin’
    Is knowin’ what to throw away
    And knowin’ what to keep
    ‘Cause every hand’s a winner
    And every hand’s a loser
    And the best that you can hope for
    Is to die in your sleep”

    And when he finished speakin’
    He turned back toward Dee
    Crushed out his cigarette
    And faded off to sleep
    And somewhere in the darkness
    The gambler he broke even
    And in his final words
    I found an ace that I could not keep

    You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
    Know when to fold ’em
    Know when to walk away
    And know when to run
    You never count your voters
    When you’re sittin’ at the table
    There’ll be time enough for countin’
    When the voting is done

    You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
    (When to hold ’em)
    Know when to fold ’em
    (When to fold ’em)
    Know when to walk away
    And know when to run
    You never count your votes
    When you’re sittin’ at the table
    There’ll be time enough for countin’
    When the voteing’s done

    (17) 33 Total Votes - 25 up - 8 down

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