Former Senator Sam Blakeslee Endorses John Peschong for SLO County Supervisor

January 14, 2016
Contact: John Peschong

Templeton, CA— Small business owner and community leader, John Peschong has received the endorsement of retired State Senator Sam Blakeslee.

A central coast native who continues to dedicate his life to strengthening the region, Blakeslee provided a voice for the area as a legislator for the better part of a decade. During his career, he served as the State Assembly Republican Leader and played a key role on numerous committees – focusing on agriculture, job creation and government reform. Blakeslee is also the founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology & Public Policy at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

When Blakeslee was asked about his support, he said, “I’ve known John for many years and seen firsthand how his collaborative leadership skills have helped to bring people together under difficult conditions. I support him because, like outgoing Supervisor Frank Mecham, John has the right temperament and character to help move our community forward.”

Over the last fifteen years, Peschong has dedicated countless hours to the Central Coast and its residents – acting as a mentor for local youth, supporting various non-profits and offering common-sense solutions on regional issues. As a Supervisor, he will use this experience to ensure job opportunities are increased, personal rights are protected and families are safe.

Some of the organizations in which Peschong has offered both his time and guidance include: the Paso Robles Childrens Museum, Art for Children, Templeton Education Foundation, Cattlemen’s Association, SLO County Farm Bureau, and the local 4-H. He is also the founder of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association as well as the past president for the Lincoln Club of San Luis Obispo County, and spent nearly a decade as a Gubernatorial appointee to the California Mid-State Fair Board of Directors.

John Peschong is running for First District Supervisor, which includes the City of Paso Robles as well as the communities of Templeton, Heritage Ranch, San Miguel, Shandon and Oak Shores. He lives in Templeton with his wife, Anna, and their two children.

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