Paul Dictos eyes run for northern Fresno Co. Supervisor seat

Fresno County’s Assessor could throw a wrench into an already heated battle for a northern Fresno County board seat.

While three Fresno City Councilmembers are trying to move over to the Fresno County Hall of Records, the race for one of the hotly contested supervisorial seats could get more crowded. 

Fresno County Assessor Paul Dictos is exploring a run for District 2 on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. 


The big picture: Dictos, who has been the county Assessor since 2007, opened an exploratory committee with the county last week for the District 2 seat. 

State of play: If Dictos joins the race, he’ll be up against current District 2 Supervisor Steve Brandau and Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld, who are waging an intra-party war amongst Republicans. 

What we’re watching: While Brandau and Bredefeld argue over the $30,000 campaign contribution limit between accounts that the county has imposed for the supervisor race, Dictos’s financial picture for a possible run is quite clear. 

  • Dictos has more than $23,000 in his Assessor campaign account, but he told GV Wire that he would use his own money in a separate account if he decides to run for supervisor. 

What they’re saying: For now, opening the exploratory committee is simply a way to see if Dictos has a path forward to a victory against Brandau and Bredefeld. 

  • “My intention is to explore the possibilities of me winning the race,” Dictos told GV Wire. “My intentions are to see how many friends will come forth, how much support I have, how much money I can raise. And based on my advisors and the poll that I’m going to run, I will decide.” 
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