Supervisor candidate drops out, endorses Peschong | December 7, 2015

A 22-year-old San Miguel CSD director recently dropped out of the race for District 1 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor. He is now endorsing Republican strategist John Peschong for the supervisorial seat.

Anthony Kalvans has served on the San Miguel CSD Board of Directors since he was 19. Kalvans is already a past president of the CSD board, as well as a 3rd-term member of the San Miguel Advisory Council.

“The North County consists of a number of unique communities, both urban and rural, and I was running to provide a voice for the rural communities which often times are overlooked,” Kalvans is quoted as saying in a news release issued by Peschong’s campaign.

Klavans dropped out of the race last month, shortly before Peschong entered the race. Kalvans cited family health issues as his reason for ending his candidacy.

Peschong’s campaign announced Kalvans’ endorsement on Saturday.

“John is a proven leader for the region, and I’m supporting his candidacy because I know as supervisor, every resident — no matter the street, town or region, will have someone who is both willing to listen to their concerns and fight for their issues,” Kalvans said.

Peschong is a resident of Templeton and a founding partner of a political consulting firm. He also serves as chairman of the San Luis Obispo County Republican Party.

Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton and County Assessor Tom Bordonaro have already endorsed Peschong.

Three other candidates remain in the race for the District 1 seat: Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin, Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon and Dale Gustin, also of Paso Robles.

Incumbent Supervisor Frank Mecham is retiring when his term ends in January. Mecham is a Republican, but he has been a swing vote between Arnold and Compton and liberal supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill.

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