On a rainy Saturday morning on February 6, 2010 176 South County residents filled the Avila Room at the Trilogy Golf Resort to hear the three candidates for the San Luis Obispo County’s 4th District seat. The candidates in alphabetical order: Jim Guthrie, Paul Teixeira, and Mike Zimmerman answered questions from the audience for two hours at the moderated Candidate’s Forum. Dave Congalton of Home Town Radio, KVEC 920 A.M. moderated the forum before the largest political candidate forum ever held in Nipomo. There were 63 questions submitted, but we only had time for candidates to answer 22.
Below are my rough notes of the forum including the opening statements, questions, answers and closing by each of the candidates. They are not meant to be verbatim, but rather my best recollection of the content of their comments. Continue reading