Supervisor John Peschong announces reelection bid

Supervisor John Peschong

First District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor John Peschong has announced he will run for a second term in office.

Peschong’s seat is up for election in 2020, as are the seats belonging to supervisors Debbie Arnold and Adam Hill. Arnold has already announced she will run for reelection.

Peschong, a longtime political consultant, was elected District 1 supervisor in Nov. 2016, when he defeated Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin in a runoff election for the seat. Peschong has since been part of a conservative board majority, along with Arnold and Supervisor Lynn Compton.

Upon taking his seat as a county supervisor, Peschong immediately stepped into the board chairman role. He served as board chairman in each of his first two years as a supervisor.

Prior to getting elected to the board of supervisors, Peschong served as a member or supporter of many local organizations, including the Templeton Education Foundation, Paso Robles Children Museum, Art for Children, Cattlemen’s Association, SLO County Farm Bureau and the local 4-H. Peschong is also the former president of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association and Lincoln Club of San Luis Obispo County, and he spent nearly a decade as a gubernatorial appointee to the Mid-State Fair Board of Directors.

District 1 includes Paso Robles, much of Templeton, San Miguel, Shandon, the Lake Nacimiento area and Adelaide. No challenger has thus far announced intent to run for the District 1 seat. 

The upcoming county supervisor elections will take place earlier than usual because California has moved up its primary from June to March.