State Sen. Sam Blakeslee has endorsed Atascadero City Council candidate Tom O’Malley.
“I’ve known Tom for many years and have always appreciated his ‘can do’ attitude,” Blakeslee said in a statement.
Other endorsements include Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Atascadero City Treasurer Joe Modica and county Supervisor Frank Mecham.
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The Atascadero Firefighters Association also endorsed O’Malley, an incumbent councilman. The group has endorsed Brian Sturtevant for City Council and Joe Modica for city treasurer.
— Tonya Strickland
Paso Robles police and fire associations have endorsed mayoral candidate Gary Nemeth.
Nemeth, a retired San Luis Obispo police officer, is currently on the Paso Robles Planning Commission and served previously on the Paso Robles City Council.
“We have appreciated (Nemeth’s) hard work, decision-making and insight that have lead to our city’s overall success,” Officer J.D. Hernandez, association president, wrote in an endorsement letter from the Paso Robles Police Officers’ Association.
The Paso Robles Professional Firefighters Association also endorsed Nemeth, saying its members have applauded Nemeth’s “choices, decisions and goals,” in his public service positions.
— Tonya Strickland
San Luis Obispo
The San Luis Obispo City Firefighters Local 3523 and the San Luis Obispo Police Officers Association along with their joint political action committee are endorsing Jan Marx for mayor and Kathy Smith and Dan Carpenter for the San Luis Obispo City Council.
In a joint statement released this week, Marx was commended for her high priority on city service levels and the health and safety of the city’s citizens.
Smith and Carpenter were also endorsed for focusing their priorities on city service, public safety and transparency, according to the news release.
— AnnMarie Cornejo