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City of Paso RoblesCandidate for City Council

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Andy Pekema

3,560 votes (20.63%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Repair the crumbling roads in Paso Robles and eliminate traffic bottlenecks.
  • Eliminate wasteful city spending.
  • Lower water rates for normal people.



California State University, Long Beach Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering (2009)


My name is Andy Pekema and I was born and raised in King City. I studied mechanical engineering at Cal State Long Beach, which is where I met my wonderful wife, Chrissy.

After college we spent several years in southern California, where I worked for Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Toyota, and Hyundai as an engineer. Throughout my time at those companies, I was responsible for managing complex projects and solving tough problems, while navigating tight budgets and schedules.

Soon after our daughter was born, I decided I was tired of sitting in traffic and missing her childhood, so we moved to Paso Robles. We chose Paso because I knew it was a great town from my frequent childhood visits, and was confident it would be the perfect place to raise my family.

I'm currently focused on raising our daughter, Hope, and preparing for our second daughter. I still dabble in engineering and run a small business repurposing vintage pianos into bars and decor.

We love Paso, but we've noticed a few issues that really need to be addressed, and I'm hoping to help. I believe I will bring a fresh perspective to our City Council along with the energy to get things done.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I'm not a politician. I believe in straight talk and getting things done.

I favor a small but effective governement that builds and maintains roads and protects its residents while keeping taxes as low as possible.

Most importantly, I believe in listening to my constituents, so don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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