Debbie Arnold vs Ellen Beraud
The Facts You Need to Know About the District 5 County Supervisor Race
Our SLO County way of life is UNDER ATTACK by the destructive policies of County Supervisor Debbie Arnold.
has created a nightmare for local farmers. Her votes and inaction have resulted in many North County farmers not being allowed to plant new crops. Farmers are struggling to get by, forced to keep their land barren instead of growing food for our communities. 
will protect small family farmers and restore their right to farm. This committment has earned Ellen the support of a wide swath of farmers, even from those who typically vote for the most conservative candidate in the race.
voted twice, just before Christmas, to shut down local small businesses due to no fault of their own, including a business that provides healthcare to wounded veterans. Her heartless decision nearly left wounded veterans in pain without access to their medicine. Debbie Arnold’s unconscionable votes to strip wounded veterans of their access to medicine was a punch in the gut to those who serve. 
is a healthcare practitioner and understands the need for affordable and quality healthcare. She will never stand in the way of veterans getting the care they need, and will promote and strengthen available services. That's why Ellen has earned the support of countless local veterans, despite Debbie Arnold's vicious political attacks.
A Far-Right Radical
Debbie Arnold is a member of a radical right-wing board majority and is the local incarnation of Donald Trump. She twice flew to Washington DC and heaped praise on the President, admiring him as “casual and caring”. 
Ellen Beraud will never put partisan politics above what’s right for the community. She will be an impartial and independent voice that fights for working families.
Our Coast and Public Lands
Debbie Arnold supports offshore oil drilling that would destroy our cherished coast.  She also supports fracking and oil drilling in the Carrizo Plain and Montana de Oro.
Ellen Beraud strongly opposes offshore oil and will fight it every step of the way. She will stop efforts to frack and drill oil on public lands, and will expand our protected open spaces. Ellen has the support of nearly every local environmental organization.
Debbie Arnold opposes sensible policies for workforce housing. She voted against lowering fees on small homes, preventing young families from being able to afford to live where they work. 
Ellen Beraud has a plan to boost the production of modest, affordable-by-design homes through lowering fees and strengthening development requirements. She also supports a housing-first approch to solving our homeless epidemic, a proven method used in Salt Lake City, UT.
Small Businesses and Jobs
voted twice to shut down local small businesses due to no fault of their own, including one business that provided healthcare to wounded veterans. Her HEARTLESS AND CRUEL actions nearly caused hundreds of jobs to be lost. Many families were on the brink of having to explain to their children why presents were not under the tree on Christmas Day. 
is a small business owner herself and understands the value of local business in our community. She will ensure the county promotes and fosters small business development instead of giving favors to large out of state corporations that have no connection to our area. By developing and promoting co-working and business incubator programs, Ellen will ensure that anyone with a great idea and the work ethic to bring it to reality, will thrive in our county.
Despite massive public opposition, wants to approve a large gravel mine that would send hundreds of heavy trucks barreling past the Elementary School and through the middle of Santa Margarita daily. 
Will protect Santa Margarita and prevent large gravel mines and other incompatible projects that pose health and safety risks to the community.
The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher
Everything we hold dear about San Luis Obispo County is being threatened by the destructive policies of Debbie Arnold.
Destroying Local Farms
Destroying Our Coast
Destroying Affordable Housing
Destroying Our Small Businesses
Destroying Our Veteran’s Healthcare
Destroying Our Way of Life
Save SLO County, VOTE Ellen Beraud for District 5 County Supervisor on or before March 3rd.
Join the grassroots, volunteer effort to fix our housing, homelessness and environmental challenges and preserve the SLO way of life. Together we can bring common sense and common decency back to our County.