Carty Holland, whose 36-year-old mentally ill son Andrew died in the County Jail in January 2017, has made a sizable donation to the political challengers of San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow.

Holland, of Atascadero, said last week that he made the $50,000 donation because he supports candidates Greg Clayton and Judge Mike Cummins’ pledges to not only investigate his son’s death, but also implement major reforms to how the county treats the mentally ill.

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