Why I'm Running
The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department requires new leadership with an emphasis on an inclusive, transparent decision making process involving a citizen oversight committee.
The people of San Luis Obispo County deserve a sheriff who is entirely focused on listening and responding to their needs, concerns and complaints. The people of San Luis Obispo County deserve a Sheriff who is accessible and responsive.
The safety of our citizens is paramount and is the primary function of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. Without the public’s trust, the department cannot perform its duties.
Greg Clayton will bring transparency and accountability to the office of the Sheriff. Transparency and full accountability has not been forthcoming from the Sheriff regarding the death of Andrew Holland and the 11 other in-custody deaths since 2012.
Having an in-custody death rate that is three times the national average is not acceptable on any level. Our community deserves better management and oversight of the County Jail and the Sheriff’s Department that operates it.