District 3

The California governor’s office says there’s still no word on who Gavin Newsom will pick to replace the late Adam Hill on the San Luis Obispo County board of supervisors.

Courtesy of Adam Hill campaign

Friends, colleagues and even California’s governor are mourning the sudden death of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, after he was found dead at his Shell Beach home on August 6.

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is dead at age 54. He was found unresponsive Thursday afternoon, and as of Thursday evening, a heavy police presence remained at his home. A Pismo Beach police officer confirmed Hill had died, but said he could not confirm a cause of death at this time. 

Are the current local campaigns for San Luis Obispo County supervisorial seats more negative and rancorous than ever? Or have we seen this level of mudslinging in local elections in the past? 

City of Pismo Beach

One of the candidates running for the 3rd District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor seat is dropping out of the race. 

Another candidate is adding her name to the 2016 race for San Luis Obispo County's District 3 Supervisor Seat, which includes portions of San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley, Avila Beach and the Five Cities.

Pismo Beach Mayor Shelly Higginbotham, who just won re-election back in November by a very close margin, announced Monday her decision to run. She now joins San Luis Obispo City Council Member Dan Carpenter and former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson in their efforts to unseat Adam Hill.

Hill has served the district since 2009.

Kara Woodruff

A political race in San Luis Obispo County is heating up well ahead of the 2016 General Election.

The District 3 Supervisor Seat, currently held by Adam Hill, has at least three people running for it, including the incumbent. The area includes the beach cities of Pismo and Grover, more than half of the City of San Luis Obispo, and the communities of Edna Valley and Avila. 

Supervisor Adam Hill has held the seat since 2008 and says he plans to be on the ballot in November 2016 for a third term.