About Debbie Arnold
A native Californian, Debbie Arnold has called the Central Coast home since she moved to attend Cal Poly in 1973. She married her husband, Steve in 1975, and they now have two children and four grandchildren. The Arnold family owns a ranching and farming business where they produce beef, hay and wine grapes.
Debbie is a local businesswoman, who is committed to protecting our unique quality of life in San Luis Obispo County. Before serving as our county supervisor and helping to run the family’s ranch, she owned and operated a preschool in Atascadero.
Elected to the county board in 2012, Debbie has served in various capacities, including: Chair of the Board of Supervisors, President of the SLO Council of Governments, and Chair of the Homeless Services Oversight Council.
In conjunction with her work as a supervisor, Debbie volunteers with numerous organizations and provides leadership for committees such as the Community Action Partnership of SLO (CAPSLO), Integrated Waste Management Authority, Air Pollution Control District of SLO, The Community Link, Latino Outreach Council, and the Regional Transportation Authority.
Debbie has worked hard to hold government accountable by offering common-sense reforms that improve county services, promoting a healthy local economy that creates jobs, protecting open space and a rural way of life, and making fire protection and sheriff patrols a top priority.