Politics & Government

Anthony Kalvans, San Miguel CSD director, to run for 1st District supervisor

Anthony Kalvans
Anthony Kalvans Courtesy photo

Anthony Kalvans, a director on the San Miguel Community Services District board, announced his bid Wednesday night to represent the 1st District on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors next year.

First District Supervisor Frank Mecham has said he won't pursue a new term in 2016.

The district includes Paso Robles and much of the North County.

“Our supervisorial district encompasses more than the city of Paso Robles, it is made up of many people, both urban and rural, whom deserve to have their voices heard,” Kalvans said in a statement.

Kalvans, a San Miguel resident, is 22 years old and graduated from Paso Robles High School in 2011, according to his Facebook page.

Kalvans’ announcement comes several weeks after two other candidates announced their candidacy for the seat: Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin and Paso Robles City Councilman John Hamon.

Kalvans said he has a solid understanding of the rural North County’s water and land-use issues and that he disagrees with the direction the current Board of Supervisors has taken to solve them.

“It is truly unfortunate that despite going through several droughts in the past, the solutions the Board of Supervisors has pushed forward with has mostly benefited consultants. I want to start moving forward with the other projects on the table so I can create a stable future for our grandchildren and their grandchildren,” he said.

Kalvans, a San Miguel resident, is also a member of the San Miguel Advisory Council and local organizations including the San Miguel Lions Club and the Native Sons.

For more information on his campaign, visit http://kalvansforsupervisor.com/.

Kalvans' term on the San Miguel Community Services District is up in 2016.

Mecham's seat is one of three up for grabs in 2016. Supervisors Adam Hill and Debbie Arnold both have announced their intentions to seek re-election.

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