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Peschong and Martin to face off in supervisor’s race 

John Peschong and Steve Martin

John Peschong, left, and Steve Martin will face off on the November ballot.

–Paso Robles areas voters gave John Peschong the lead in the race for San Luis Obispo County Supervisor for the 1st District. But he did not earn enough votes, 50-percent plus one, to avoid a run off. Peschong will face runner-up Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin in a run off election in November.

With all 25 district precincts reporting, the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder reports Peschong with 5,283 votes and Martin with 4,076 of 11,582 votes.

Peschong, a Republican political consultant from Templeton, dominated the election with a well-financed campaign and a number of high-profile endorsements. Peschong raised over $115,000 for his campaign, dwarfing the $29,474 raised by Martin and the $15,591 raised by Councilman John Hamon. Peschong earned endorsements from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the San Luis Obispo Cattlemen, former State Senator Sam Blakeslee, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow and others.

Unofficial final election results

• John Peschong: 5,283 votes, 45.61%
• Steven Martin: 4,076 votes, 35.19%
• John Hamon Jr.: 1,859 votes, 16.05%
Dale Gustin: 331 votes, 2.86%
• Write-in Votes 33 votes, 0.28%

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