John Peschong is the clear choice for District 1
May 18, 2016
OPINION by JAN HOP
San Luis Obispo County is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Residents are passionate about preserving SLO’s unique way of life for ourselves and for the many generations to come. That is why voters seek out leaders who are equally as passionate about sustaining this region.
As a longtime Central Coast resident, I look for political candidates who are dedicated to protecting our communities, growing our economy, and promoting a fiscally responsible and accountable government. In the race to represent San Luis Obispo County’s Supervisorial District 1, John Peschong stands out as the clear choice.
Over the years, John has been a voice for hardworking families and taxpayers. He has the experience and the determination to address our problems head-on.
Rising crime, in particular, has become a constant struggle for our communities and our law enforcement officers. Gang activity is increasingly prevalent, theft is on the rise, and irresponsible legislation such as “realignment” and Prop 47 have put criminals back on our streets.
John Peschong has proven he is dedicated to strengthening our public safety – making it perfectly clear that as supervisor, he will stop at nothing to ensure our law enforcement officers are well equipped to handle the influx of threats to our security. I admire his outspoken support for the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our families and I am confident that John will put our safety ahead of politics.
In addition to recent public safety threats, San Luis Obispo County must also deal with Sacramento’s constant attack on taxpayers and local control. Prop 13, which protects taxpayers and homeowners like myself, is constantly threatened by politicians who wish to tax citizens out of our governments’ problems.
As a longtime taxpayer advocate and former President of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association, John Peschong has dedicated his life’s work to protecting hardworking families and to restoring local control. He is an ardent supporter of Prop 13 and he is dedicated to holding government (at all levels) accountable to the people.
In addition to his work as a taxpayer advocate, Peschong co-owns a successful small business. He has extensive experience balancing a budget and creating jobs. His deep understanding of our local economy will prove valuable as our leaders continue to navigate our county through California’s sluggish economic recovery.
Not only does John have the professional experience I look for in a candidate, he also possesses the qualities of a reliable and caring leader. John’s many years of volunteer service with local youth organizations speaks volumes to his character. As a voter, I admire his compassion and his love for our community – making my decision to support his run for supervisor a whole lot easier.
Overall, John is the complete package. He offers real solutions, he has the right kind of experience, and he has proven he is dedicated to this region. I look forward to having John Peschong as my representative on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.
Jan Hop is a small business owner and a San Luis Obispo County Community volunteer who lives in Paso Robles.