Politics & Government

Andrew Carter endorses Paul Brown for San Luis Obispo City Council seat

Paul Brown
Paul Brown

San Luis Obispo City Council candidate Paul Brown announced Monday that he is being endorsed by Andrew Carter.

Carter, who stepped down to take a job as the city administrator of Guadalupe, said he chose to endorse Brown because their views on fiscal reform are aligned.

“I know I can count on Paul to continue the financial reform and fiscal responsibility I was known for when I served on city council,” Carter said in a news release. “My biggest concern when I resigned was that there wouldn’t be someone to replace me who understood the importance of what we accomplished with Measures A and B, and who had the fiscal prudence and sense of history to carry the reform process forward.”

Brown served one term on the City Council in 2004 but was not re-elected and lost narrowly to Mayor Jan Marx in 2010.

“Andrew proved himself to be an excellent steward of our tax dollars and was a champion for San Luis Obispo,” Brown said. “I’ve enjoyed working with Andrew on council and off and will continue in the financial path he started.”

A special vote-by-mail election will be held from May 20 to June 18 to fill the two-year vacancy on the City Council created by Carter’s resignation.

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