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San Luis Obispo County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Councilmember; City of Paso Robles Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Nov 29 2:31pm
75.8% Voter Turnout (8938/11791)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Gary Nemeth 4468 votes 31.03%
(This candidate has not responded to SmartVoter.)

  • Occupation: Planning Commissioner/Policeman
George P Finigan 3051 votes 21.19%
  • Occupation: Electrical Engineer
  • 5 Years as Planning Commissioner Paso Robles
  • 6 Years on the Board of Directors for Main Street
  • Employed with PG&E for 34 years
  • Member of Paso Robles Lions
  • Member of class VI, SLO Leadership Program
  • I believe in Moderate growth that best serves the community
  • The time for change is now. City spending must make sense for today and tomorrow
  • Let us preserve and share our vision of Paso Robles. It is a special place
Joe M. Dutra 2375 votes 16.49%
  • Occupation: Retired Businessman
  • Community Volunteer Patrol, Paso Robles Police Dept.
  • Vice-Chair, Paso Robles Transit Advisory Board
  • SLO County Commission on Aging
  • Commissioner on the Oak Park Housing Authority Board
  • Advisor to the Paso Robles Police Explorer Program
  • Trilingual: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • A Backup Water System: We need to identify an alternate water source.
  • Growth in Paso Robles: If we continue with the growth pattern of recent years, we will not have adequate roads, sewer capability, etc.
  • Better Paying Jobs: We need to have a balance between housing and jobs. We need to attract companies that pay a good wage, ex: out by the Airport.
LEE K. Swanson 2320 votes 16.11%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Paso Robles
  • Bachelor of Science from Bemidji State University in Minnesota
  • Masters Degree in Education
  • Guidance & Counseling from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo
  • Owner and Operator of Mr. Lee's Club
  • Progressive Economic Growth
  • Real Per Capita Income
  • Diverse and Productive Clean Industries
Patrick J. "Pat" Mackie 2135 votes 14.83%
  • Occupation: Semi-retired businessman; 20-year community activist
  • Citizens' Transportation Advisory Committee, Council of Governments, 16-years
  • Paso Robles' Transit Advisory Committee
  • Raises issues at most Council and Planning Committee meetings
  • Initiated successful drive for elected mayor
  • Chaired committe writing SLO animal regulation ordinance
  • Helped write Paso's SOAR initiative, publicity chair
  • Eliminating secrecy in City government and providing citizens with easier access to documents
  • Require developers to pay for infrastructure to support their projects. Give incentives only when the community clearly benefits.
  • Initiate new methods to determine the community's wishes. Put my own opinions second.

Basic candidate data supplied by the County elections official. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.

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Thursday October 19, 7:00 pm
Paso Robles City Council Room
1000 Spring, Paso Robles
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