Contact: Vicki van den Eikhof
Campaign Manager, Funk for County Supervisor 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 26, 2023
Atascadero, CA - Today, Susan Funk, candidate for District 5 County Supervisor, announced the endorsement of Salud Carbajal, US Representative for the 24th Congressional District of California. The 24th District includes all of Santa Barbara County and portions of San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.
Carbajal, who sits on three House committees (Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Agriculture), has chosen to support Funk's campaign due to her outstanding skills in leadership and consensus-building.
In expressing his support for Funk's candidacy, Carbajal said, “Susan isn't afraid to do the hard work of leadership. I know how much energy it takes to build consensus, and I've seen Susan do it over and over again. The time she spends really studying the issues and discerning the facts means that her proposals and ideas are not beholden to a single political party or special interests. Her willingness to listen with respect to all points of view--to reach out across the political divide--is exactly the kind of leadership we need in SLO county. Susan Funk has my full support for District 5 Supervisor."
Funk's commitment to addressing the realities of affordable housing, homelessness, water resources, public safety, and infrastructure has resonated deeply with voters, and this latest endorsement reinforces the growing support for Funk's vision for a stronger, more prosperous San Luis Obispo County.
In accepting the endorsement, she said, "I respect what Rep. Carbajal has accomplished as our Representative, as well as how he works across the aisle to get things done, and I'm honored to have his support. "
Funk has consistently demonstrated an unwavering dedication to housing affordability and homelessness, public safety, advocating for transparent and accountable government, prudent financial and water management, making her the most qualified and capable candidate to lead District 5 and San Luis Obispo County into a brighter future.
The County Supervisor election is set to take place on March 5, 2024, and with Carbajal’s backing, Funk is eager to continue engaging with voters and communities across San Luis Obispo County, sharing her vision and listening to the concerns and aspirations of the people.
For more information about Funk's campaign or to get involved, please visit funkforsloco.com.
About Susan Funk:
Since being elected to the Atascadero City Council in 2018, Susan has used her leadership skills to solve problems and move the community forward. As a local business owner and mother, Susan knows what it will take to preserve our small-town rural charm and values while building a safe, vibrant community for the future that attracts businesses, restaurants, head of household jobs, and offers opportunities for young people, families, and seniors. Susan is a leader in the countywide effort to address homelessness, and understands the importance of real solutions to complex issues like water management and housing affordability.
About Salud Carbajal
Congressman Salud Carbajal represents the 24th Congressional District of California.
Prior to representing the Central Coast in Congress, Salud served as Santa Barbara County’s First District Supervisor for twelve years. In Congress, Salud has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting our natural environment and resources, enhancing public safety, creating economic opportunities, and working regionally to address our transportation, housing, and workforce challenges. For more information, visit www.saludcarbajal.com.