Sam Blakeslee endorses Debbie Arnold for supervisor
May 14, 2016
Endorsement by Sam Blakeslee
“As Supervisor, Debbie Arnold has thoughtfully supported policies that help create jobs right here in our community,” Sam Blakeslee said. “She understands the challenges facing working families and is not afraid to advocate for those who don’t have a voice in government.”
An accomplished innovator and local business owner, Sam Blakeslee was elected to the State Assembly in 2004, where he was later chosen by his peers to serve as the California State Assembly Minority Leader. As a state legislator, Blakeslee was an integral leader on agricultural issues, education reform, job creation, and government accountability.
In addition, Blakeslee is the founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology & Public Policy at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
As a businesswoman and community leader, Arnold has provided a voice for the region’s small business owners. Before serving on the county board, Debbie Arnold spent nearly two decades as the owner and operator of Small Wonders Preschool in Atascadero. Debbie and her husband, Steve, own and operate a local farming and ranching business; something their families have been doing for over 100 years.
In addition to her time spent on the family ranch, Debbie has volunteered with numerous organizations and provides leadership for committees such as the Community Action Partnership of SLO, Integrated Waste Management Authority, San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, The Community Link, Latino Outreach Council, and the Regional Transportation Authority.
Arnold lives in the Pozo area with her husband, Steve. They are proud grandparents of four.