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Tuesday November 3, 2020 — California General Election

City of AtascaderoCandidate for City Council

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Charles Bourbeau

City Councilmember
6,862 votes (27.71%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote economic development that will bring more jobs to our city, reduce commuting out of the city, and support existing businesses.
  • Promote financial stability and sustainability through economic development and passage of the D20 sales tax measure to enable our city, with the lowest revenue and staffing per capita in the county, to provide needed services.
  • Push for Atascadero's consideration of Community Choice Energy, (we are the only SLO County city not scheduled to participate) to provide our residents with choice and the opportunity to save money.



I was born in Iowa and was raised in Modesto CA from the age of three.  I came to SLO County when I transferred to Cal Poly where I also participated in Army ROTC.  Upon completing Cal Poly, I immediately went to work full time as a National Guard officer where I spent 30 years including the last 8 as a Colonel responsible for all federal funds, equipment, property, and contracting for the California National Guard.  In 2011-2012 I served as the Finance Director for the City of SLO.  Upon leaving that position I became a serial volunteer in Atascadero.  My favorite activity was being a police volunteer responsible for removing grafitti. I also served as a CASA mentor for foster youth, on the board of RISE (North County womens' shelters and countywide sexual assault response), building signs and maintaining trails for ALPS, participating in Rotary including as club president 2017-2018, Adopt a Road trash pickup and many others.  I first moved to Atascadero in 1985 when my wife Melissa began a long career teaching in Atascadero schools and have always loved the surroundings, the small town atmosphere, and the strong volunteer spirit.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a moderate.  Always have been and always will be.   I approach all issues ready and willing to take in new information, listen to all sides with an open mind, and consider as many ramifications as possible.

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