FAIRFIELD — Solano County’s 3rd District is centered on Fairfield and Suisun City, covering much of those two cities, but also extending across rural Suisun Valley and into parts of lower Green Valley.
Four people want to serve the citizens of the district on the Solano County Board of Supervisors. They are competing in the June 3 election, with a November runoff possible if no candidate can get at least half of the votes.
Incumbent Jim Spering is being challenged by Fairfield City Councilwoman Pam Bertani, Michael Oman and Steven Lowe. Issues during the campaign have ranged from economic development to crime to redeveloping the Solano County fairgrounds.
Steven Lowe is making his first run for the Solano County Board of Supervisors.
In his campaign statement, he said he has lived in the Fairfield-Suisun City area for more than 34 years and attended Armijo High School. He managed a Safeway store.
“As an effective manager, I’m well-versed in conflict resolution, business management and human resource planning,” Lowe wrote in his statement.
If elected, he’ll give $10,000 of his annual salary to youth programs, he wrote. He will reduce wasteful spending and strictly balance the budget, he wrote.
Lowe opened Salubrious as a medical marijuana shop at Rockville Corner three years ago. He claimed the county should have issued him a business license, since the county at the time had no ban on such shops in place.
The Board of Supervisors put subsequent bans in place, made the ban permanent earlier this year and denied Lowe’s business permit appeal on Feb. 11. County officials said the business permit application stated the business would sell herbal teas and remedies, but didn’t mention medical marijuana.
Lowe did not attend the candidate forum sponsored by the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce. He has not responded to repeated attempts by the Daily Republic to contact him.
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