Politics & Government

Debbie Peterson to run for re-election as Grover Beach mayor

Debbie Peterson
Debbie Peterson The Tribune

Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson, who became the city’s first directly-elected female mayor in 2012, announced Monday that she will run for re-election.

Two City Council seats also are open in November. Candidates for councils and boards throughout San Luis Obispo County can start filing nomination papers July 14.

As mayor, Peterson has overseen a number of projects and issues, she said in a news release, including the Grover Beach Lodge and Conference Center project at Highway 1 and West Grand Avenue, the installation of high-speed fiber optic cables and a bond measure to support street rehabilitation.

Peterson, a real estate broker, previously served four years on the Grover Beach City Council and four years on the Grover Beach Planning Commission.

She plans to answer questions and share her goals on July 15 at 6 p.m. at Fin’s Seafood Restaurant, 25 W. Grand Ave.

Besides the mayoral seat, the council seats held by Councilmen Glenn Marshall and Bill Nicolls are open this November. Nicolls is precluded for running for re-election for his council seat because of term limits.

Council members and the mayor each receive a monthly stipend of $300.