Ed Waage, Pismo councilman, says he's considering a run for supervisor

Although he has not formally announced his candidacy, Pismo Beach City Councilman Ed Waage said Thursday he is considering running for county supervisor and has spoken to former Supervisor Katcho Achadjian about making a run.

Waage, 68, declined to provide details about what he and Achadjian, now a state Assemblyman, spoke about. But both are Republicans who endorsed conservative Mike Zimmerman in his unsuccessful bid to replace Achadjian on the Board of Supervisors in 2010.

Paul Teixeira defeated Zimmerman for the county board seat that includes Nipomo, Oceano and Arroyo Grande.

Should Waage go through with the race, he would bring experience in community service, including two terms on the Pismo Beach Planning Commission and his current service on the City Council. He also sits on the county’s Air Pollution Control District board of directors.

On the Air Pollution Control District board, he has been critical of the district and its study of air pollution on the Nipomo Mesa, in particular the conclusions of its study linking particulate matter on the mesa with off-highway vehicle riding on the Oceano Dunes.

Waage would run against 3rd District incumbent Adam Hill, who already has announced that he will seek re-election. That district includes Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and part of San Luis Obispo.

He said it is premature to declare his candidacy but added, “Obviously, one can’t wait too long.”

Waage has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Washington.