Lynn Compton is an independent businesswoman, mother and 20-plus-year Nipomo resident who has had the privilege of serving the people of San Luis Obispo County as 4th District Supervisor since her election in 2014.
Lynn was born and raised in Indiana, where she developed an appreciation for agriculture at an early age. After graduating from Purdue University, she accepted a sales and marketing position with an agricultural company in the Midwest, eventually relocating to California.
Years ago, Lynn and her family started Valley Farm Supply, Inc., a locally owned agricultural supply company that provides products and services to growers and ranchers throughout California. While building the family business, Lynn obtained a law degree and raised twin daughters who are now teenagers.
As a Central Coast resident and small business owner, Lynn has seen how politics-as-usual can hurt the families of South County. She understands first-hand the impacts that water, taxes, and economic and regulatory issues have on our quality of life. Lynn was inspired to seek public office so that she could work to create and implement policies and solutions that create opportunities for those living in the 4th Supervisorial District.
As our County Supervisor, Lynn has been a vocal advocate for the people of South County. Some of her accomplishments on the Board of Supervisors include:
- Leading the fight to restore park and recreation funding and facilities for South County
- Preserving Proposition 13 taxpayer protections
- Supporting the formation of a countywide Tourism Marketing District
- Opposing the largest tax increase in the county’s history
- Championing the construction of a new county shelter for abandoned and abused animals
- Brokering an agreement to address South County residents’ public safety concerns by relocating a Sheriff’s Substation
She has also fought for streamlined processes in the building and planning department to increase the number of workforce housing units available throughout the county.
Lynn is a community volunteer and member of several local charities and organizations, including California Cattlemen’s Association, California Farm Bureau, California Women for Agriculture, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, Nipomo Chamber of Commerce, San Luis Obispo Business and Property Owner’s Association, California Cattlewomen’s Association, St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, Dana Adobe, Footprinters, and the Humane Society.