The Paso Robles Police Officers Association has endorsed a newcomer for Paso Robles City Council.
The association, made up of police officers and dispatchers, through a majority vote endorsed City Council candidate Pam Avila. Avila is economic development director for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.
“As the economy continues to recover, it is essential to have forward looking leadership and new ideas going forward,” association President Tony Ruiz said in a statement.
“After speaking with Pam Avila, the Association believes her leadership abilities and vision will be an asset to the City Council as a new and strong voice of leadership.”
Two seats are open on the council, plus the mayor’s seat.
City Council candidates are Avila; current Mayor Duane Picanco; incumbent Councilman John Hamon; Steve Gregory, a city planning commissioner; and Jim Reed, a draftsman.
The mayoral race is already decided, with Councilman Steve Martin running unopposed.