Political Notebook

Paso Robles

A local group that is part of the national tea party movement is hosting a “Constitutional Bus Tour” stop Friday in Paso Robles.

Lydia and Norm Thompson of the North County Tea Party Patriots say it will be “a very informative and educational event relating to our Constitution and California issues in this upcoming election.”

The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Paso Robles City Park at 12th and Spring streets.

— Bob Cuddy

San Luis Obispo

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Louie Ortega will perform at a fundraiser this weekend for San Luis Obispo mayoral candidate Jan Marx.

The fundraiser takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 541-2716.

Marx is running against former City Council member and businessman Paul Brown, Cal Poly student Andrew Farrell and artisan Donald Hedrick.

An attorney, Marx served on the City Council from 1998 to 2002 and was re-elected in 2008.

— Sarah Linn


The Lincoln Club of San Luis Obispo County has endorsed Templeton Unified School District Board of Trustees candidate David La Rue. The incumbent has served on the district’s board for 16 years.

The club aims to educate the public and recruit and support Republican candidates within the county.

— Tonya Strickland

The Templeton Community Services District board of directors will not take part in the November election because its two candidates are unopposed.

Incumbent John Gannon will be re-seated to join retired Templeton Fire Chief Greg O’Sullivan, who is new to the board.

Incumbent David Brooks didn’t seek his post again, according to district manager Jeff Hodge.

Gannon and O’Sullivan will start their new four-year terms at the Dec. 21 meeting, Hodge said.

The board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

— Tonya Strickland