Chris Bausch


Chris Bausch

Councilmember, District 2 

Term: 2022 - 2026


I have been proud to call Paso Robles, District 2, my home since 1989. Together with my wife Julie, we have raised five Bearcat graduates who have all gone on to exceptional universities and to successful careers. I am a cancer survivor who believes that God brought about my healing in order to accomplish His will. 


I have owned and managed multiple small businesses, some with over fifty employees. Today, I work with business owners to improve their bottom line, reduce expenses, increase productivity and sometimes, their real estate transactions. I help expand businesses, position them for sale, and in succession planning. I know from first-hand experience what it takes to meet payroll. I believe in sticking to a budget. I am a fiscal conservative who understands that expenses should not exceed revenue at home, at work and especially at City Hall.  The old adage goes "Remember, the customer signs your paycheck." As the newest member of your City Council, I know that you, the taxpayer, signs my paycheck.

Public Service

I was elected to the Paso Robles School Board in 2012, 2016, and 2020. Like the City of Paso Robles, the School District has a $100,000,000+ budget and a workforce of over 800 employees serving over 6,300 students and families. My ten years on the School Board during some very contentious times have prepared me to work collaboratively with City staff, budgets, negotiations, multiple committees, and meetings, listening to and serving our citizens. I believe in limited government that provides exemplary public service within well-defined parameters.  Should a problem be discovered, I won't hesitate to correct the issue first from within and then, if necessary, take progressively bolder and more public steps toward eliminating the problem. My past practice shows I reliably put constituents’ needs ahead of my own.


I believe that the foundation to a successful City Council is built on trust and communication. I further believe that there is always room to improve trust and communication between Roblans and City Council. There is a growing sense among many Roblans that decisions are being made for the future of Paso Robles without local voices being adequately heard. While I believe the current City Council is, for the most part, making sound decisions, I will listen, hear, communicate then decide in favor of Roblans. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at (805)610-0350/City Cell phone or at