Democrats gaining membership in SLO County

October 11, 2016

Republican-vs.-Democratic-jpgAs the number of registered voters in San Luis Obispo County climbs amid a contentious presidential election, it is the Democratic Party which is the big winner.

Since Feb. 2015, 12,737 SLO County residents have registered to vote. Of those, 8,192 are Democrats, 2,919 are Republicans and 1,528 are registered decline to state.

As of Oct. 7, 61,966 of the 161,558 SLO County voters, or 38.36 percent, are registered Republican, and 57,049, or 35.31 percent of county voters, are registered Democrats.

Three SLO County supervisor districts lean Republican and two trend Democratic.

District 1, which runs inland from the Monterey County line to Templeton, currently has 5,788 more Republicans than Democrats. Republican businessman John Peschong is currently running against Democratic Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin in the race to replace Republican Supervisor Frank Mecham.

District 2, which runs along the coast from San Simeon to Los Osos and includes a portion of San Luis Obispo, has 4,240 more Democrats than Republicans. Democratic Supervisor Bruce Gibson is currently serving his third term in the District 2 seat, and he has twice won reelection with ease.

District 3, which includes Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and a portion of San Luis Obispo, has only 1,195 more Democrats than Republicans. Democratic Supervisor Adam Hill is running for reelection in District 3 against San Luis Obispo Councilman Dan Carpenter, who is registered decline to state.

District 4, which includes Nipomo, Arroyo Grande and Oceano, has 2,917 more Republicans than Democrats. Republican Lynn Compton won the seat in the 2014 election.

District 5, which includes Atascadero and portions of Templeton and San Luis Obispo, has 2,447 more Republicans than Democrats. In the June primary, Republican Debbie Arnold won a second term.

In California, nearly 18.3 million people were registered to vote as of September 9. Of those, 45 percent are Democrats and 27 percent are Republicans.



  1. sweethome says:

    Republican, law and order, Christians? The same ones who started two senseless wars, gave tax cuts to the rich, spent several trillion of $ and destroyed the economy? Were they Pro-life family value wars? I bet that’s what Jesus would do!

    (-2) 2 Total Votes - 0 up - 2 down
  2. slophocles says:

    The tough-guy Republican party might just as well give up and start a new party – they are so tough that they’ve allowed a mentally ill (really, he needs clinical help) demagogue, walk in, bitch-slap them, and steal their own party. Make no mistake, it is HIS party now, and it serves the Republican establishment right, after 30 years of stoking fear and hatred, with no message, no vision except to oppose the Left and obstruct change – hell, anyone can do that! What are you gonna call your new party? How about the “We Got Punked” party?

    (-10) 24 Total Votes - 7 up - 17 down
  3. ironyman2000 says:

    This trend is likely to continue as Trump blazes his swath of cynical ignorance through the teems of moronic deplorables. Here’s in hopes sanity will prevail come this November. Our very lives may depend on it.

    (-10) 20 Total Votes - 5 up - 15 down
    • slophocles says:

      It looks pretty good for now but it probably won’t last – the moronic deplorables are breeding.

      (-2) 4 Total Votes - 1 up - 3 down

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