John Peschong Announces Campaign For Supervisor

John Lacey to serve as Honorary Campaign Chair

December 1, 2015
Contact: John Peschong

Templeton, CA— Small business owner and longtime community leader, John Peschong has announced that he will be running for San Luis Obispo County Supervisor. Peschong will be running to replace Supervisor Frank Mecham, who announced earlier this year that he would be retiring.

When asked about his decision, Peschong stated, “I moved to San Luis Obispo County because I know that our quality of life here is unmatched. I value this community and have long been committed to preserving our way of life and ensuring that we live within our means.”

A Central Coast resident for nearly two decades, Peschong’s leadership has greatly impacted the region and its residents. He added, “After receiving encouragement from local leaders, I have decided to dedicate much of the next year to running for a seat on the Board of Supervisors. Based on the outpouring of support that I’ve been so fortunate to receive over the past week, I expect to begin serving the people of San Luis Obispo County in 2017.”

As a board member or president to numerous nonprofits and a dedicated volunteer for local efforts, his hard work has benefitted the area’s youth, taxpayers and families. To date, Peschong has received endorsements from District Attorney Dan Dow, Assessor Tom Bordonaro, Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton, and a host of other Central Coast leaders.

“There is no one who has demonstrated a deeper level of commitment to this community than John Peschong,” said Tom Bordonaro. “He is a proven leader who as Supervisor, will continue to use his principles and make independent decisions for the wellbeing of his constituents.”

For years, Peschong has offered both his time and guidance as either a member or supporter to organizations such as: the Templeton Education Foundation, Paso Robles Children Museum, Cattlemen’s Association, SLO County Farm Bureau, and the local 4-H. He is also the former President to the Central Coast Taxpayers Association and Lincoln Club of San Luis Obispo, and spent nearly a decade as a Gubernatorial appointee to the Mid-State Fair Board of Directors.

It is this level of dedication that has prompted one of the area’s most influential leaders to join Peschong’s campaign. John Lacey, owner of Lacey Livestock recently announced that he would serve as Honorary Campaign Chair; stating, “John Peschong is by far the most qualified candidate for San Luis Obispo County Supervisor. He understands that by supporting agriculture, the number one economic driver on the central coast, he is creating a better place for every resident of our county to call home. His experience with numerous local organizations, namely the California Mid-State Fair, proves to my wife Dee and I that he has what it takes to stand up for the people of North County. I eagerly support John Peschong’s decision to run for Supervisor — that is why I will be the Chairman of his campaign.”

Lacey has been a pioneer for ranchers and growers throughout the nation, where as the President of the National Cattlemen’s Association, he instituted long-range planning to help the association overcome financial distress, and crafted partnerships that altered the direction of the cattle industry – benefitting thousands of family ranchers and saving thousands more jobs. In 2010, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame presented Lacey with the Industry Leadership Award.

In addition to his work in the community, Peschong is the co-owner and founder of a small business that provides nearly 50 jobs for residents both in the region and throughout the state. As a small business owner, he works with clients to develop policies that increase job opportunities through common-sense solutions.

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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