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San Luis Obispo CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 5

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Debbie Arnold

County Supervisor/Rancher
11,341 votes (52.34%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote a healthy local economy that creates jobs
  • Continue to fund services that result in improving the homelessness crisis and provide affordable workforce housing
  • Make public safety and road maintenance top budget priorities




Debbie Arnold

When I moved here in 1973 to attend Cal Poly, I fell in love with both my husband Steve, and the farming and ranching values that has been a part of the Arnold family way of life for more than 5 generations. While raising two children, I owned and operated Small Wonders Preschool in Atascadero. Over the seventeen years I got to know countless local families and watch as many of my former students grew up and started families and businesses of their own.

I later had the privilege of advocating for these local families as I worked as a Legislative Assistant at the County Supervisor’s office and later as a District Representative for the State Assembly and the State Senate. During these years I worked with a broad range of community groups and interests, bringing people together to solve problems. I have always believed that there is nothing more powerful than an informed public, and toward that end I have worked hard to promote better public access to information about proposed policies that will impact local residents.

In 2012 I was elected to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. I have also served on many boards and committees that serve the citizens of the County. Serving as Chair of the Homeless Services Oversight Council, the SLO County Firesafe Council, the SLO County Air Pollution Control District, and the SLO County Regional Transportation Authority has given me experience to better serve my constituents. I also serve on the Boards for CAPSLO, Latino Outreach Council, Cen Cal Health, and the Community Link. I bring to this job my passion for this County, as well as my personal and professional experience.

That’s why our friends and neighbors, as well as many trusted local leaders like San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno, local pediatrician Dr. Rene Bravo, and County Assessor Tom Bordonaro are supporting my campaign for Supervisor.

As your Supervisor, it has been my honor to serve our community and deliver on the promises that I have made. I’ve held my colleagues accountable while supporting policies to create jobs, keep our neighborhoods safe, and protect our way of life.

I’m a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, a family rancher, and proud small business owner. I’ll never back down when it comes to the safety and success of our region’s hard-­‐working families.

I’ll continue to be our champion on the issues that matter most. I’ll fight to keep San Luis Obispo County an affordable place to live, work to combat homelessness, protect our water supply, and ensure tax dollars are being used efficiently.

I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving our community as County Supervisor.

Debbie Arnold


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