Dan Carpenter is the right choice

May 24, 2016
Leslie Halls

Leslie Halls


According to CalCoastNews, there is no clear favorite in the race for the District 3 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, with nearly half of the prospective voters undecided just days before the election.

While the county government has a tremendous impact on our lives from water, housing developments, taxes and roads, to hospitals, jails, trash,  and much more, many people simply do not see this. Those five members of the Board of Supervisors make decisions that will impact this county forever. Who is up there really matters.

It is time for a change. We have a tried and true leader in Dan Carpenter, who has served the residents of San Luis Obispo very well. He has voted against the all-too-frequent lunacy of the city council, opposing the sales tax increase, opposing the rental inspection ordinance and many other meaningless, feel-good measures that cost money and accomplish nothing.

I have attended many SLO City Council meetings over the years, and Dan Carpenter has always been prepared and respectful, not at all given to long-winded speeches or histrionics when things don’t go his way.

We have tolerated the antics of our current supervisor long enough. We desperately need a statesman, not a showman, with a business background who truly cares about our county. Carpenter’s family has been here over 100 years – do you really think he is going to sell out to developers or anyone else, as Adam Hill and so many others have?

Dan Carpenter is the only independent running for this seat – he is not a Democrat (like the other two) nor a Republican. This makes it much harder to raise money when no political party is funding you, but it also makes one far more accountable to the general public. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?

Let’s elect a man of integrity, common sense, and a track record of listening to and acting on behalf of his constituents to the District 3 seat. Bring back respect, honesty, and fiscal accountability to the SLO County Board of Supervisors. Elect Dan Carpenter on June 7.

Leslie Halls lives and, until a recent retirement, worked in San Luis Obispo.



  1. phoenix.rising says:

    Mom I am glad you like Debbie but she can’t win against Adam Hill so everyone that votes for Debbie P rather than Dan need to understand that it is a wasted vote and are all helping Adam Hill.

    The safest vote is for Dan Carpenter to beat the bully.

    (9) 19 Total Votes - 14 up - 5 down
    • RonHolt says:

      When you start your “reasoning” with a fallacy, you reach the wrong conclusion. Debbie has a better chance of beating AHill than Dan. A vote for him is more likely a wasted vote.

      (-17) 21 Total Votes - 2 up - 19 down
  2. Mom says:

    Debbie Peterson is the best option.

    (-9) 17 Total Votes - 4 up - 13 down
  3. Mariposa says:

    Thank you, Leslie. We must encourage SLO County residents to VOTE. To refrain from voting is just not a viable option. Please vote for DAN.

    (12) 22 Total Votes - 17 up - 5 down
  4. don the beachcomber says:

    Why did Dan Carpenter vote to give your tax money to support liberal Democrats running for SLO City Council. And, why did he waste taxpayer time and money demanding the Council schedule a re-vote so he could switch sides due to political pressure??

    (-21) 27 Total Votes - 3 up - 24 down

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