If Jimmy Paulding is elected Tuesday to represent District 4 on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, he’ll be a full 20 years younger than any other supervisor.
At 32, Paulding is a millennial.
No, he doesn’t have a landline. Yes, he loves avocados.
If elected, Paulding would be the first of a new generation on a current board of baby boomers, aged 52 to 66, who make overarching decisions on issues such as workforce housing, park spending, cannabis rules and water security — things that effect the entire county.
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He’s got an uphill battle. His opponent, Lynn Compton, has a countywide base of support, and she’s criticized Paulding as too inexperienced and