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Templeton resident announces run for County Clerk-Recorder 

–Special from the Soaring Eagle Press–

Ann Danko brings life-long interest, participation and experience

Ann Danko

Ann Danko

Templeton resident Ann Danko announced today that she has filed the paperwork to run for the position of San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder. Danko is well-known in Templeton as an active community member. She has been a Girl Scout Leader, Band Booster President, PTA President, and has given over 150 pints of blood at local blood drives.

In 2006 she was awarded the Templeton High School V.I.P. (Very Important Person) Award in recognition of her “passionate support of Templeton High School and the Templeton community”. In 2007, the Templeton Unified School District recognized her as the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation Lay Citizen of the Year.

Danko has had a life-long interest and participation in the election process. “I’ve been a registered voter since my 18th birthday and have never missed voting in an election,” said Danko. “While at Cal Poly I would get to the polls early so I could be the first person to vote.”

“In 2002, I learned that I could work for the County in the election process,” continued Danko. “I’ve served as a Mentor Inspector, Lead Inspector and Precinct Clerk for most of the Primary and General Elections since then.”

Assisting with County elections gave Danko an opportunity to work directly with the Clerk-Recorder’s office and an admiration for the excellence and integrity that Julie Rodewald brought to the department during her tenure.

“I have always admired Julie Rodewald as County Clerk-Recorder,” said Danko who has been in and out of the Clerk-Recorder’s office as she participated in 14 elections over the last 11 years. “Before she was Clerk-Recorder the work atmosphere was tense and officious, but during her tenure, the office has been professional, understanding and wellrun.”

Danko earned a B.A. in Political Science with a Public Administration Concentration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1979 and went on to complete an M.A. in Education in 1988 while working full-time and caring for her family.

She began her Civil Service career in 1978 and first worked for the California Department of Parks and Recreation at Hearst Castle and the Cal Poly Housing Department. For the last22 years she has worked with Caltrans and is currently the District 5 Chief of Business Management and Small Business Liaison.

Danko has been married to her husband Ken for 31 years, they have two daughters who graduated from Templeton High School, a son-in-law and a brand new granddaughter.