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Tuesday November 3, 2020 — California General Election

City of Morro BayCandidate for City Council

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Robert "Red" Davis

3,197 votes (27.57%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • 1. Complete water recycling so we become water-independent and drought-proof
  • 2. Continue economic development and revenue diversification in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce
  • 3. Create additional affordable workforce housing opportunities



I’ve served the past four years on Morro Bay City Council and I’m running for re-election.

My wife, Gail, and I bought our house in Morro Bay in 1991 and we have lived here full time for more than 20 years.  During that time, I have served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, President of Morro Bay Friends of the Library, member of the Integrated Waste Management Authority, member of San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, and various City Council sub-committees, such as Cannabis Ordinance, Wind Farm Development, Chevron property negotiations, Revenue Enhancement measures, Tidelands Lease Policy, Community Choice Energy, Recreation and Parks Commission and the City’s Tourism Board.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management with a specialty in Public Employee Labor Relations.  I worked 33 years at Caltrans as a Budget Analyst, Training Manager, Contract Compliance Officer and Planner.  During that same period I was also a Senior NCO in the Air Force Reserve, serving as Training Officer, Deployments Officer and supervising an Air Terminal Operations Center.


Some of the other things that I’ve done during the time that we’ve lived in Morro Bay are serve as President of the SLO Bike Club for eight years, Chair of the Morro Bay Citizens Bike Committee, Chair of the County Bicycle Advisory Committee and Founding member and Vice President of Bike SLO County,

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Black Lives Matter

Elected Officials (9)

  • Salud Carbajal
  • John Headding
  • Marlys McPherson
  • Mariam Shah
  • Jimmy Paulding
  • Jeff Lee
  • Heidi Harmon
  • Dawn Addis
  • Bruce Gibson

Individuals (8)

  • Richard Auerbach
  • Noah Smukler
  • Valerie Levulett
  • Christine Johnson
  • Matt Makowetski
  • Jan Marx
  • Dawn Ortiz-Legg
  • Chris and Cyndi Kostecka

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Elections are about the future. The future that I envision: 

·      Completes water recycling so that we become water-independent and drought-proof. 

·      Continues work with the Chamber to develop a more diverse local economy. 

·      Develops open space and recreational opportunities for the Chevron property, power plant and existing water treatment plant.

·      Creates additional affordable housing opportunities.

·      Supports our fishermen and develops offshore wind energy.

·      Improves Harbor and Waterfront areas with a plan to match resources with needs.

·      Develops new revenue so that we can:  

o   Maintain local control of police and fire resources; 

o   Repave our streets to acceptable standards; 


o   Maintain clean public restrooms and weekend trash pickup.

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