Politics & Government

John Spatafore to run for SLO council seat

Local attorney and civic leader John Spatafore has announced he will run for the San Luis Obispo City Council seat vacated by Andrew Carter, according to a news release from his campaign.

“Our city is at an important crossroads on a variety of issues crucial to its character,” Spatafore said in announcing his candidacy. “Our path forward — for a vibrant and safe downtown, for prudent management of the budget, for growth and protection of our environment — requires measured, balanced leadership. I know I can provide that leadership, and I want to be of service to this city that I love.’’

patafore was elected to the San Luis Coastal Unified School District board in 2006, co-chaired the No on Measure H Committee in 2010, and has served in leadership positions at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.

Spatafore and his, wife Deb, raised their two daughters in San Luis Obispo, where he has lived since 1979.