Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2018’

SLO County vote count continues as election officials come under fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County election officials finished last week with still more than 34,000 ballots to be counted, as well as with an apparent error that could force a redo of an entire community services district vote.... (Continue reading)

Reflecting on the SLO mayor’s race

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE When I announced my candidacy for mayor of San Luis Obispo on May 13, I thought I had a chance. As it works out, it looks like it wasn’t meant to be. The morning after... (Continue reading)

Almost 40 percent of SLO County ballots still to be counted

With a couple mayor’s races still undecided, San Luis Obispo County election officials have nearly 50,000 more ballots to count. [Cal Coast Times] Thus far, elections officials have counted 81,663 ballots in SLO County. They must still count another 41,973... (Continue reading)

California Democrats to dominate Sacramento

With the exception of Republican Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, who won reelection Tuesday, San Luis Obispo County residents will be represented in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. primarily and possibly entirely by Democrats. [Cal Coast Times] In the elections for federal office,... (Continue reading)

SLO County Progressives win big in city council races

SLO County Progressives need not worry about their losses in the June election, as progressive candidates gained seats in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande city councils in Tuesday’s election. [Cal Coast Times] SLO Progressive candidate... (Continue reading)

Ray leads Hill in Arroyo Grande, most other mayors’ races decided

Following the final election night tally, Arroyo Grande Councilwoman Caren Ray is leading incumbent Mayor Jim Hill 51.89 percent to 48.00 percent in the most hotly contested San Luis Obispo County mayoral race. [Cal Coast Times] A total of 238... (Continue reading)

SLO County fracking ban fails, state gas tax to remain

San Luis Obispo County voters rejected Measure G, the proposal to ban fracking and new oil wells in unincorporated areas of the county. [Cal Coast Times] The initiative appears to have failed by a margin of more than 10 percent.... (Continue reading)

Key local races to watch in SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN While it may not amount to “Judgement Day,” as the 2018 midterms have been dubbed by some media, Election Day in San Luis Obispo County does consist of several competitive mayoral and council races, as well as... (Continue reading)

Who’s paying for all those Arroyo Grande mailers anyway?

Opinion by Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill By now we’re getting used to the false statements and spin from Arroyo Grande mayor candidate Caren Ray- like the one accusing me of “misconduct.” Let’s see- Ray’s confederate Patty Welch falsely accused... (Continue reading)

Dark fundraisers, marijuana and local city elections

By KAREN VELIE Amid allegations of pay-to-play in the lucrative cannabis industry, marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring and his marijuana brand Natural Healing Center hosted a fundraiser on Oct. 28 for eight politicians from local cities planning to open cannabis shops... (Continue reading)