John Peschong announces campaign for supervisor
John Peschong this week said he is running for San Luis Obispo County Supervisor in District 1, which represents Paso Robles. Peschong joins several other candidates in a race to replace current Supervisor Frank Mecham, who announced earlier this year that he would be retiring.
Peschong is a Republican strategist and partner at Meridian Pacific, a political consulting firm. He has previously contributed conservative political columns to The Tribune. He lives in Templeton with his wife, Anna, and their two children.
When asked about his decision, Peschong says, “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.”
“I have decided to dedicate much of the next year to running for a seat on the Board of Supervisors,”Peschong says.
To date, Peschong has received endorsements from San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom Bordonaro, and supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton.
“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.”
Peschong has been a member or supporter of the Templeton Education Foundation, Paso Robles Children’s Museum, Art for Children, Cattlemen’s Association, SLO County Farm Bureau, and the local 4-H. He is a past president of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association and Lincoln Club of San Luis Obispo County, and spent nearly a decade as a state governor’s appointee to the Mid-State Fair Board of Directors.
John Lacey, owner of Lacey Livestock, recently announced he would serve as Peschong’s honorary campaign chair. “John Peschong is by far the most qualified candidate for San Luis Obispo County Supervisor” Lacey says. “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 served as the President of the National Cattlemen’s Association. In 2010, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame presented Lacey with the Industry Leadership Award.
The San Luis Obispo County First District includes the City of Paso Robles, part of Templeton, Heritage Ranch, San Miguel and Oak Shores. Peschong will be facing at least three opponents for the seat: Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin, Paso Robles City Councilman John Hamon, and Paso Robles resident Dale Gustin. Candidate Anthony Kalvans recently exited the race.
View Original Publication: Paso Robles Daily News