San Luis Obispo
The San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523 and the San Luis Obispo Police Officers Association have endorsed Jan Marx for mayor of San Luis Obispo.
“Jan Marx has always been dedicated, honest and on the side of public safety, and it is our honor to endorse her for mayor,” said San Luis Firefighters Association President Erik Baskin.
Also supporting Marx are San Luis Obispo County Supervisors Adam Hill, Bruce Gibson and Jim Patterson; and San Luis Obispo City Council Members John Ashbaugh and Allen Settle.
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Marx previously served on the City Council from 1998 to 2002 and was reelected in 2008. She represents the city on the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, San Luis Obispo Regional Transportation Agency and the Air Pollution Control District.
More information about Marx is available at www.janmarx.com.
— AnnMarie Cornejo
A meet-and-greet for county sheriff’s candidate Joe Cortez will be held today at a Santa Margarita location.
The event is hosted by a group of San Luis Obispo County progressives who stressed the importance of the race in an e-mail invitation. Cortez, a retired Pismo Beach police chief, will face Ian Parkinson, a San Luis Obispo police captain, in the Nov. 2 election.
The event, at which the public is invited to meet Cortez and ask questions, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m.
For the event address and directions, call Tina and Jay Salter at 466-0201.
— Cynthia Lambert
County Republicans have opened a Victory 2010 campaign office in Paso Robles, according to an announcement from the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County and the Paso Robles Republican Women Federated Club.
The office opened Friday at 521 Spring St., directly across from Wells Fargo Bank at Spring and 6th streets.
The office will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, leading up to the general election Nov. 2.
For details, call Amber Johnson, executive director of the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County, at 541-4010, or e-mail her at email@example.com
— Bob Cuddy
Several South County leaders, including a Pismo Beach City Councilman, have endorsed Mike Zimmerman for the 4th District supervisor seat that incumbent Katcho Achadjian is leaving in order to run for state Assembly.
Among Zimmerman’s new backers are Ed Waage of the Pismo Beach City Council; Mike Winn of the Nipomo Community Services District; Donna Mills, a former Lucia Mar school board member; Peter Keith, former mayor of Pismo Beach; and Bob Lund, president of the Village Improvement Association.
In the June primary election, all five endorsed Arroyo Grande City Councilman Jim Guthrie, who finished third behind Zimmerman and Lucia Mar school board member Paul Teixeira. Because nobody received more than 50 percent of the vote in that election, Teixeira and Zimmerman will face off in November runoff.
Guthrie himself has not endorsed either Zimmerman or Teixeira.
For more information about Zimmerman, call 801-5952, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.votezimmerman.com.
— Bob Cuddy