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Dawn Ortiz-Legg, County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors District 3
(County Supervisor)

Dawn Ortiz-Legg was born and raised in rural Illinois and has lived in San Luis Obispo since 1992, contributing to her community while working in energy, infrastructure, and economic development. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Pepperdine University and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Ortiz-Legg is best known in her community for implementing California’s renewable energy policy to positively impact and improve people’s lives. The development and construction of multiple utility-scale solar projects created hundreds of jobs and long-term opportunities for central coast residents and businesses. Simply put Ortiz-Legg has installed more clean energy than any other public official in San Luis Obispo County.

Years of project development is why in 2018, Supervisor Adam Hill appointed Ortiz-Legg as the 3rd District Planning Commissioner and then in 2020, after the tragic death of Adam Hill, Ortiz-Legg was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the District 3 Supervisorial Seat. In 2022, Ortiz-Legg was elected by District 3 voters to finish out the term. Ortiz-Legg has led county policies, including the Offshore Wind Task Force, Homeless Oversight, Behavioral Health, and Co-chair of the economic committee to ensure funds are dedicated to childcare, housing, unhoused, health, and water security. She puts special effort toward mental health issues and wellness concerns for children, families, and neighborhood safety.

Dawn sits on Parks California, a statewide nonprofit ensuring the resiliency and accessibility of California’s beautiful State Parks, and is Vice President of the California Caucus of Latino Supervisors.

She resides in San Luis Obispo, and is a mother to one grown daughter, Georgia Legg.