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San Luis Obispo CountyCandidate for Supervisor, Supervisorial District 5

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Eric Michielssen

Organic Farmer/Broker
5,649 votes (46.74%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Develop policies to promote and develop workforce and affordable housing
  • Work with local water companies like Atascadero Mutual, Templeton CSD to develop Sustainable Management Plan for the Paso Robles basin and other basins in the County
  • Public Safety. I would support great funding for our County Sheriff to effectively control gangs and illegal drugs; We must decide on the Phillips 66 Oil Train project also in relation to public safety concerns and Environmental impacts.



Profession:Businessperson, Farmer, former teacher. Retired Asset Manager for non-profit affordable housing company
Owner-Farmer, Pozo Organic Farm (2009–current)
Vice Chairman, Member representing Organic and Direct Marketing Farmer, San Luis Obispo County Agriculture Liaison Advisory Board — Appointed position (2008–2016)
Retired-Asset Manager, Peoples' Self-Help Housing (1998–2014)
Owner-Farmer, Clark Valley Organic Farm (2002–2008)
Planning Commissioner, City of Atascadero Planning Commission — Appointed position (1985–1998)
Owner, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate (1988–1995)
Co-Owner, Calico Kids--A Children's Store (1980–1985)


Calif. State Polytechnic University BS-Sociology, Cal Poly-SLO; MS-Education (Career Counseling); Elementary teaching Credential; Calif. real estate Broker, Concentration in Public Administration, Counseling and Special Education (1998)

Community Activities

President-Board of Directors, San Luis Obispo Natural Foods Coop (2014–current)
President, San Luis Obispo Grange #639 (2013–2014)
Founder/Board President, Central Coast Girls Soccer League (1992–2000)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • IBEW #639 Electrical Workers
  • Former SLO County Supervisor Jim Patterson
  • Former SLO County Supervisor Shirley Bianchi

Organizations (5)

  • UDW Homecare Providers AFSCME Local #3930--Yesenia CeCasaus
  • UFCW Local #770 Food and Retail Workers
  • Tri-Counties Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • San Luis Obispo County Employees Association

Elected Officials (4)

  • Morro Bay Councilman Noah Smuckler
  • SLO City Mayor Jan Marx
  • SLO County Supervisor Bruce Gibson
  • State Senator William Monning

Individuals (6)

  • Fred Frank--former County CDF Fire Chief
  • John Ewan, Owner, Pacific Energy
  • William Miller, Owner-Miller Solar
  • Rick Matthews - owner, Madrone Landscaping
  • Turko Semmes -- Contractor, founder Semmes & Sons Construction
  • Kurt Kupper -- Former County Supervisor

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