Politics & Government

Arroyo Grande police union endorses Lynn Compton for supervisor

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The Arroyo Grande Police Officers Association has endorsed 4th District county supervisor candidate Lynn Compton, who is hoping to unseat Caren Ray in the Nov. 4 election.

“Lynn understands the importance of keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe,” association President Shawn Cosgrove said in a news release. “We know she will make funding for public safety and law enforcement a top budget priority for San Luis Obispo County.”

The Arroyo Grande police union represents about 28 police personnel, including two non-sworn employees. The police chief and two commanders are not union members.

Compton, a Nipomo resident who co-owns Valley Farm Supply with her husband, is running on a platform of protecting property rights and agriculture and creating jobs.

She is challenging Ray, who served on the Arroyo Grande City Council from 2010 until 2013. She was then appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve out the rest of Supervisor Paul Teixeira’s term after he died of a heart attack. She lives in Arroyo Grande.

The district includes Arroyo Grande, Nipomo and Oceano.