Dee Torres-Hill rips nonprofit volunteer at fundraiser

May 24, 2016
Dee Torres-Hill

Dee Torres-Hill


Tempers flared Saturday night when Dee Torres-Hill, wife of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, allegedly confronted a woman and a political opponent of Hill’s during a fundraising dinner for the Senior Nutrition Program. Torres-Hill took issue with one of Hill’s former supporters sitting next to San Luis Obispo City Councilman Dan Carpenter and his wife, Sandy.

During the live auction, multiple sources confirmed that Torres-Hill walked across the banquet room at the Cliff’s Resort and asked Bev Aho of Avila Beach why she was sitting next to Carpenter. Aho, a volunteer with the nonprofit, said her seating assignment for the event, attended by about 200 people, was random.

“I was in shock,” Aho said. “We were in the middle of an auction, and Dee comes over and wants to take me outside and talk to me. She shamed me.”

Aho said she tried unsuccessfully to get Torres-Hill to calm down.

Several people at Aho’s table participating in the auction also took umbrage with Torres-Hill’s actions.

Bev Aho

Bev Aho

“It was not appropriate to call anyone out of a live auction,” said Alana Reynolds, another attendee who witnessed the exchange. “It was disruptive to those of us who were sitting at the table.”

The next day, Reynolds said she called Hill to discuss the incident. “Hill’s assistant then called me to apologize for (the supervisor’s) wife’s behavior,” Reynolds said.

In the hotel’s foyer, Torres-Hill told Aho she was angry that Aho was sitting next to Carpenter because Carpenter and others were trying to “harm her children.”

Carpenter is in a tight race to unseat Hill, who seeks a third term as District 3 supervisor in the upcoming June 7 primary. Hill frequently claims that members of the media who report on his actions, as well as his political opponents, are harassing his wife’s three children.

Torres-Hill then reportedly went back to the Aho table and asked Dan Carpenter to follow her to the foyer. Dan and Sandy Carpenter and Aho complied. Then, said Aho, Torres-Hill allegedly began cursing and screaming that Carpenter, CalCoastNews, and radio hosts Dave Congalton and Dick Mason were after her children.

“Dan was very calm and he kept asking Dee to calm down,” Aho said.

Dan and Sandy Carpenter

Dan Carpenter said he has never even discussed Torres-Hill’s children, Aho said.

Torres-Hill responded saying she wished her husband would lose the race and that she was tired of his “fucking job,” Aho said.

Torres-Hill then said that Carpenter had posted a video of Dick Mason on his campaign website that was causing one of her children emotional angst.

Sandy Carpenter reminded Torres-Hill that her husband’s affiliates had posted photos of her adult daughter with devil horns along with a claim that she was the spawn of Satan. Torres-Hill said Carpenter’s daughter deserved the attack because she had “thumbed up” a Facebook post critical of Hill, several witnesses said.

Torres-Hill then began screaming “fucking pig” and at one point lunged at Dan Carpenter in an attempt to slap him, witnesses said.

Dan Carpenter told Torres-Hill the conversation was over and returned to his table. Torres-Hill then walked in front of the auctioneer to retrieve her purse and departed, Aho said. Hill had left the banquet area shortly before Torres-Hill confronted Aho.

Supervisor Adam Hill

Supervisor Adam Hill

“This was Dee trying to bully me, and then bully Dan,” Aho said. “It really messed up my bidding. I volunteer for senior nutrition and I know how much they need the money.”

CalCoastNews asked Torres-Hill for examples of the alleged harassment of her children, and for a comment on the incident at the Senior Nutrition Program fundraiser. In response, Torres-Hill sent the following email, reprinted verbatim:

“Yes, you got me, I tried to jump Dan Carpenter at the senior nutrition event right after I sent threatening e-mails to some obscure radio guy’s daughter(?????), before I went and stole some more children for CWS, which was all – well after Adam and I plotted the death of a few unnamed journalists (or is it sanitation guys)? Wait, was I in that murder plot story, I can’t remember?  I know it’s me who’s funneling money from SLO Housing to Adam, right? Hard to keep all of my very treacherous deeds straight. I guess this means a new wanted poster is going up.”

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Adam Hill, it would show a bit of manhood to step up and make a significant donation to the Senior Nutrition Program for the episode your family caused at their event. You are lucky if you are not sued by them. Put your money where your wife’s mouth is.

Don’t you mean put PB companies money where your wife’s mouth is???

And Grossman’s money… and PG&E’s money… and… every poor sucker trying to get a county permit’s money… and…

Skip, Adam won’t part with his gold. He needs to keep as much as possible, for when he becomes unemployed. Now Tom Fulks, his political and spiritual advisor, after giving Dee horrible direction, should cough up a few bucks. But then wouldn’t they admit that this incident was wrong? The cabal of Hill, Fulks, Gibson and Ochs refuse to realize their “short” comings.

Let’s just move on, nothing to see here, “what difference does it make”; do we see a pattern???????

How ya’ doin’ Thomas,

See the wanted posters of these cats? Everyone you mention, except Gibson. However, it turns out, Fulks is openly monetarily compensated by Gibson. Team Adam Hill is blatantly running this county like a gangster movie made for television.

Fire Adam Hill and his punk boys.

The more I think about this the more unhinged I realize Dee is. I was at a funeral service recently where someone I absolutely detest was present. I have always said if I ever see this guy again I am going to chew him a new one. Anyway, little did I know that the next time I saw him would be at a funeral…I just did a very good job avoiding him as it was NOT the place for confrontation. For Dee to do this at a fundraiser for SENIOR NUTRITION is just as bad. What a psycho. Put her and Ass Hill into a padded room.

Votes are coming in and already in the “can”

The path has been paved…

If anyone on this blog has not yet voted I would be surprised.

Now it is a matter of who wins…the bet that you all have been having.

Maybe you all can come back and blog about who actually won.

I already voted for Dan Carpenter… with 3 votes from my family….

What a fiasco Adam and his wife have become. Despite all politics this clown must go, he is unfit for any public office.

Just like driving past the scene of an accident…human nature makes it nearly impossible not to watch the wreck known as A & D Hill.

Polls show Dan having a better chance. Not sure how splitting Hill’s opposition will help anything at this point. If Kevin and Debbie were to get behind Dan now, we could take this thing at the primaries. If polls showed Debbie having a better chance, I would say the same thing to Dan. History shows, combining forces wins wars. If Debbie, her supporters, and their provisions showed up in Dan’s camp, the Adam Hill saga would be forever over.

Good luck, everyone.

Because it’s not a split in a primary. Combining occurs during a runoff. A vote not for Adam is a vote against Adam.

Agree with you Jim Anderson! Disagree with Kevin Rice’s opinion! At this point in time, need to get all out to vote for Dan Carpenter. Third District voters have to send it their mail in ballots now and the rest of the voters have to get to the polls on June 7th. Vote Dan the Man!

Kevin, if Dan got over 50% would not the primary be over. Could you please clarify if this is correct. Thank you!


I agree with you Jim Anderson splitting the vote is lame just like Mike Byrd did in the 4th District last time. The Byrd affect is in play now once again by the same people. They never get it!!!!!!

It will be toooooo late on June 7 and then the light bulb will go offffff and OH MY I should have voted for Dan Carpenter!

So much hate from the right for Adam Hill.

If you really want to rock his boat you should let him win however.

If Hill wins, he and Gibson will lose 2-3 to Compton, Arnold & Peschong — every time.

Wouldn’t that be fun to watch?

No, it wouldn’t be fun to see Adam Hill win another term. “Hate?” Sounds like Hill’s camp. The left, right, and the middle are all tired of being ripped off and abused by Adam Hill and Team Adam Hill.

Fire Adam Hill.

I say hate because yes, Hill behaves badly and is drenched with scandal, but he seems to have been held in check.

Arnold behaves better but did try to shove the rock quarry down peoples throats — and yet she gets a pass for some reason.

Why does she get a pass?

She hasn’t received a pass. It’s the primary opposition issue. A decent one. But, she voted what she thought best and, like Democrats and taxes, sometimes legislators feel it’s best for all when some people are impacted. I support Debbie one-hundred percent. Michielssen is hiding the marble. He will join Adam and Bruce more than not. He is not middle of the road, and people don’t like middle of the road. It’s a pandering argument employed to get concession. I don’t concede to Adam’s camp. Vote for Debbie.

Straddle…I have no hate for Adam Hill, just pure disgust re his imperialistic behavior…can do and say anything he pleases, and then ‘punish’ those who disagree with him. Enough! Voters…say no to bad behavior!

Hill has served 8 years on the Board of Supervisors. Again, I say enough! Dan Carpenter has pledged to serve no more that 8 terms.

Let’s do it Third District voters. HILL OUT! CARPENTER IN!

Vote Dan Carpenter for Supervisor.

Gibson and Hill are too horrible to leave intact.

They need to be separated. Remember Bruce Gibson moves Adam Hill’s lips.

Vote Dan Carpenter and have a real representative not a puppet!

I was leaning towards Debbie P because she’s a nice lady and did so much to help with the problems with the South Sanitation District, but this episode has changed my mind. I have to believe it is imperative we get this man Adam Hill out of office, and they only way is to vote for Mr. Carpenter. After speaking with other voters in the District who believe he is the only one with a legitimate shot at beating AH, I will support him. It’s our own fault if we let this nonsense continue with these people. Embarrassing and disgusting behavior.

She also loses elections and this time the stakes are higher than ever.

Wow this info is significant. How many were going to vote for Debbie P and changed their minds once they met Dan Carpenter? Thank you thinkiwill

You heard your wife, Adam, step down. If this race is so hard on your wife and your children why not put them first and just step down? The next six months are going to be crazy and another term would likely destroy your relationship with your family. Be a real man and just step down. Remember when Shelly stepped down because your trolls started investigating her family? Family first, any real leader knows this.