Proudly serving the people of San Luis Obispo County’s 4th District.


I believe San Luis Obispo County is a very special place, and it is my privilege to serve as your 4th District County Supervisor.

For more than 20 years, I’ve been a South County resident and a small business owner. All too often I’ve seen how poor policies, pushed by special interest groups, have harmed small businesses and interfered with our families and our way of life here in the county.

Since my election to office in 2014, I’ve put my experience as an independent businesswoman, my knowledge of the agriculture industry, and my passion for our region to work, championing policies to improve the quality of life for the people of San Luis Obispo County and specifically those living in the 4th district, as we seem to always be overlooked.

I’m seeking reelection in 2018 because I sincerely believe that there is still work to be done in order to move San Luis Obispo County forward. I hope you will continue to entrust me with the job as your Supervisor and ask that you join me in my reelection campaign.

I truly believe that we need common sense policies that create local jobs, build safe neighborhoods, protect taxpayers and encourage new investment in our community, while sustainably managing our water and other natural resources, while preserving our County’s scenic beauty.

I am proud to call San Luis Obispo County home and want to make sure we all have opportunities to not only survive, but thrive here. It is my hope you’ll join me in fighting for San Luis Obispo County families for the next 5 years.



Lynn Compton


Campaign Updates


Sworn Deputy Sheriff’s Association endorses Lynn Compton for 4th District Supervisor


CONTACT: Damian Fussel

Nipomo, CA – Lynn Compton’s campaign for re-election as 4th District Supervisor has received the endorsement of the Sworn Deputy Sheriff’s Association (SDSA) – San Luis Obispo County.

SDSA represents the boots-on-the-ground officers who patrol San Luis Obispo County’s unincorporated areas, responsible for protecting and serving the community of San Luis Obispo County.

“Lynn has proven herself dedicated to preserving the quality of life in our county,” said John McDaniel, President of SDSA. “The members of SDSA are committed to protecting and serving our public through interaction with our community, providing a high quality of service, and meeting the challenges ahead. Lynn shares both our values and dedication to the safety of our community.”

“I am humbled to receive the endorsement of SDSA. These are the uniformed men and women who serve on our streets, working to keep our communities safe,” said Lynn Compton. “I appreciate their recognition of my support for our sworn officers. I promise to remain steadfast in my commitment to supporting our law enforcement officers, so they can focus on keeping our streets and neighborhood safe.”

SDSA joins a growing list of public officials, small business owners, community leaders, law enforcement and public safety personnel and 4th District residents who support Lynn Compton’s re-election campaign.


Lynn Compton is a small businesswoman, rancher, and mother of twins who serves the constituents of San Luis Obispo County’s 4th District on the Board of Supervisors. Since her election in 2014, Lynn has been a champion of common-sense policies that protect families, taxpayers and the natural resources that enhance San Luis Obispo County’s scenic beauty.

Beginning March 6 and running up to the June primary, candidates are required to file Fair Political Practices Commission reports notifying the public of large political donations of $1,000 or more given to a candidate. Such donations must be reported within 24 hours of receiving that donation. The purpose is to identify any large contribution, and its source, as the election enters the final months to ensure transparency.

Interestingly, Jimmy Paulding has “sidestepped” this disclosure requirement, first with a mysterious, unnamed donor who pledged $40,000 to his campaign in a contest featured on Jimmy’s Facebook page and campaign website, and then with another who anonymously pledged $10,000.

So, Jimmy claims to have received two anonymous donations totaling $50,000, and both were received only days before the start of the 24-hour reporting period. The precise timing of his contest’s end (right before March 6), which triggered the $50,000 anonymous match is not coincidental.

Something stinks. Campaign finance laws are intended to ensure transparency and honesty. Nothing should be hidden for months, especially $50,000 in contributions! Jimmy Paulding, you claim to have received $50,000 worth of anonymous donations … who is buying this race? So much for transparency.


Here’s a link to the original article online.

I am so tired of the political bullying and lack of civility in county government. For years, supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson were on the winning side of most votes. Even so, they regularly demeaned and bullied constituents who voiced opposing views.

But then they lost their majority and a new board chair was selected to run the meetings. This alone has done a lot to bring some civility back to the board.

I find it quite funny that Jimmy Paulding, who is Hill and Gibson’s choice for District 4 supervisor, is painting the board majority as lacking civility. Having watched many board meetings, Hill and Gibson have spawned anything but collegiality when addressing other supervisors and the public.

Paulding, if you support Hill and Gibson’s lack of civility, maybe it’s time to get out of the race.


Here’s a link to the original article online.

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CAL FIRE Local 2881,
San Luis Obispo Chapter

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Nipomo Chamber of Commerce

Katcho Achadjian
Former 35th District Assemblyman
Former 4th District Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County

Debbie Arnold
5th District Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County

Andrea Seastrand
Former 22nd District Congresswoman
President, Central Coast Taxpayers Association

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Andrea Seastrand, former Congresswoman and President, Central Coast Taxpayers Association

"Lynn Compton can be absolutely trusted to fight for taxpayers, and she’s exactly the type of courageous leader we need on the Board of Supervisors. I’ve worked with Lynn for years. You’d be hard pressed to find a more honest, hardworking and dedicated public servant who is committed to making government work for the people. Many in California are attempting to erode Proposition 13 and all the taxpayer protections it affords, only to go on wasteful spending sprees with our hard-earned money. We’re fortunate to have taxpayer advocates like Lynn in our corner. Please join me in supporting Lynn Compton for 4th District Supervisor in 2018."

Katcho Achadjian, former California State Assemblyman and SLO County Supervisor

"I am proud to support Lynn Compton to represent the 4th District, a seat I once held. She’s a very hard worker, very visible in the community, and very accessible to her constituents. She's a leader with great understanding of what it takes to make ends meet, a businesswoman herself and mother of two beautiful children who were born and raised in the 4th District. She knows first-hand the issues facing our county and is not afraid of taking difficult position to benefit the people she represents. She's been a tenacious voice for common sense and is deserving of our support for another term in the office of the Board of Supervisors."

Ruth Brackett, former 4th District Supervisor and Small Business Owner

"I'm proud to be on Supervisor Compton's team. She's working hard for Nipomo and South County."

Howard Hess

"Thank you, Supervisor Compton, for your time to meet with and genuine concern for all people in the County!"

Jeremy Burns, Arroyo Grande Police Officers Association

“Lynn has proven herself to be committed to public safety. We endorsed Lynn in 2014 because she promised to keep public safety top of mind. We’re proud to support her once again, because she doesn’t just talk about keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe. Lynn makes sure that funding public safety and law enforcement is a top budget priority for San Luis Obispo County.”

Danny Richard, San Luis Obispo Chapter Director, CAL FIRE Local 2881

“Lynn’s leadership has been pivotal in providing San Luis Obispo County with the finest public safety services in the state. Lynn understands that public safety needs to be a top priority of county government.”

Steven N. Annibali, Arroyo Grande Retired Police Chief

“In my nearly forty years of public service I have found few elected officials that are both fully engaged and as approachable as you have been," said former Arroyo Grande Chief of Police, Steven N. Annibali. "You have represented the 4th District well and I enthusiastically endorse your candidacy.”

John McDaniel, President of SDSA.

"Lynn has proven herself dedicated to preserving the quality of life in our county. The members of SDSA are committed to protecting and serving our public through interaction with our community, providing a high quality of service, and meeting the challenges ahead. Lynn shares both our values and dedication to the safety of our community."

Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

“Lynn ran her 2014 campaign on protecting both Proposition 13 and our working taxpayers. Supervisor Compton has delivered on that promise, been a powerful champion of Proposition 13 and a tireless advocate for lower taxes. Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC is proud to endorse her again.”