Nipomo business owner Lynn Compton to run for 4th District supervisor

acornejo@thetribunenews.comOctober 10, 2013 

Nipomo resident Lynn Compton announced Thursday that she will run for San Luis Obispo County's 4th District supervisor.

That seat was recently filled by Caren Ray of Arroyo Grande, who was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Her term expires at the end of 2014. She has not yet publicly announced her intent to run for that seat in the June primary election.

The seat became vacant in June when Paul Teixeira died of a heart attack.

Compton, who owns Valley Farm Supply with her husband, Pete, has lived in San Luis Obispo County for more than two decades. The business provides agricultural products and services to growers and business owners from Monterey to Los Angeles County.

“I believe we need to take a common-sense approach to solving the important issues that are facing this district in a way that includes all of the stakeholders, small and large,” Compton said in a news release Thursday. “I believe we need to stop pushing some of these decisions off into the future.”

Compton, a Republican, is a member of the California Cattlemen’s Association, the California Farm Bureau, California Women for Agriculture, the Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Humane Society, the Nipomo Chamber of Commerce, and the San Luis Obispo Property and Business Owners’ Association among other groups.

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