KCBX News Director Randol White speaks with San Luis Obispo County’s new 4th District Supervisor, Lynn Compton (R-Nipomo), about her visions and plans for her tenure.
Top issues for the politician include a new rail spur to the Phillips 66 refinery, air particulate matter generated by the Oceano/Nipomo Dunes, groundwater management, and Huasna Valley oil exploration.
Compton is a longtime resident of Nipomo and beat incumbent Supervisor Caryn Ray (D-Arroyo Grande) in the November Mid-Term Election.
While the county supervisor position is technically a non-partisan position, the political party affiliations and leanings of all currently seated supervisors is well known. Compton's victory moves the board back to a conservative 3-to-2 majority.
Ray was appointed to the seat in 2013 by Governor Jerry Brown following the death of Supervisor Paul Teixeira.
District 4 includes Arroyo Grande, Oceano, Nipomo, and the Huasna Valley.